BRISTOL - Family-owned and operated, Computer Development Systems Inc. was started in 1981 by Rick and Rose Parenti at a location on North Street in Bristol. Since then, it has moved to its current location, at 132 Riverside Ave., and their son, Tony, is now co-owner with Rose.
“We pride ourselves on building relationships with our clients,” said Tony Parenti, adding that they are on a first-name basis with all their clients. “We really focus on developing close partnerships and becoming an extension of their business.”
Computer Development Systems, a managed service provider, does IT sales and services for small-to medium-sized businesses in Bristol and surrounding areas.
“We monitor and manage everything remotely,” Tony Parenti continued. “Whether it’s servers, workstations, antivirus/antimalware, ransomware protection or various other network appliances, we develop a proactive IT environment for our clients. You see instances of ransomware attacks where the target was not prepared on neither preventative nor recovery measures. We highly recommend businesses have a two-fold prevention and recovery system in place. Having clients with highly sensitive data, it’s imperative that we make sure they’re educated and protected beyond the edge of their network. And, if something were to compromise their systems, they need to have the proper recovery infrastructure in place to minimize any downtime and keep their operations functional.”
Each client has a representative come out to their business and do a site-survey. The client and Computer Development Systems then discuss what IT problems the business frequently has, and what their short and long-term goals are. The company tailors each IT plan to clients based on their respective needs.
“It’s not really a one-plan-fits-all scenario,” Tony Parenti said. “Each business is unique in their needs and we build out the most cost-effective solution to accomplish their goals.”
Computer Development Systems also offers managed backup, including business continuity/disaster recovery planning. The business also does cloud migrations for email services, including Office 365 and G Suite.
“Migrating to the cloud has really become a great option for businesses looking to minimize their internal on-going IT hardware and software costs. What companies must keep in mind though is that cloud-based email services such as Office 365 or G Suite do not inherently backup their data,” explained Tony Parenti. “As a managed service provider, we can offer our clients the right tools to not only migrate from on-premise to cloud based email services, but to also backup their cloud data at a granular level, keep their data secure and meet any compliancy needs they may have.”
For more information on Computer Development Systems, visit www.providingitsolutions.com or call 860-583-5993.
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