BRISTOL - Computer Development Systems Inc. has been meeting Connecticutâ€™s IT needs for 37 years.
Family-owned and operated, the business was started Aug. 1, 1981, by Rick and Rose Parenti out of their home in Terryville. In 1984, they moved to a storefront at 63 North St. in Bristol. As the business grew, it was apparent that a bigger location was needed and a 1996 move to 132 Riverside Ave., where they continue to operate, took place.
â€śWe pride ourselves on building relationships with our clients. We really focus on developing close relationships with our customers and becoming an extension of their business,â€ť said Tony Parenti, who now co-owns the company with his mother, Rose, since his father died in 2008.
Computer Development Systems, a managed service provider, does IT sales and services for small- to medium-sized businesses in Bristol and the surrounding area. It specializes in hardware and software implementation, internet security appliances, remote monitoring and management, and business continuity/disaster recovery services.
â€śWe monitor and manage the IT infrastructure remotely,â€ť Parenti continued. â€śWhether itâ€™s servers, workstations, antivirus/antimalware, or various other network appliances, we develop a proactive, rather than a reactive, IT environment for our clients.â€ť
â€śItâ€™s an ever-evolving industry, so we have to keep our services evolving along with it,â€ť he said.
Each client has a representative come out to their business to do a site survey. The client and Computer Development Systems then discuss what IT problems the business frequently has, and what its short and long-term goals are.
The company tailors each IT plan to clients based on their needs.
â€śItâ€™s not really a one-plan-fits-all scenario,â€ť Parenti said. â€śEach business is unique in their needs and we build out the most cost-effective solution to accomplish their goals.â€ť
Computer Development Systems also offers managed backup solutions, including business continuity/disaster recovery planning. If a clientâ€™s critical systems go down, Parenti said, â€śwe can help keep their business up and running with extremely minimal downtime.â€ť
Parenti said the business also specializes in migration to cloud-based services, including Office 365 and G Suite.
â€śMigrating to the cloud has really become a great option for businesses looking to minimize their internal ongoing IT hardware and software costs. What companies must keep in mind, though, is that cloud-based services such as Office 365 or G Suite do not inherently back up their data,â€ť he explained.
â€śAs a managed service provider, we can offer our clients the right tools to not only migrate from on-premise to cloud-based services, but to also back up their cloud data at a granular level, keep their data secure and meet any compliancy needs they may have,â€ť he said.
For more information on Computer Development Systems, visit cds-tech.com or call 860-583-5993.
Susan Corica can be reached at 860-973-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.