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The Computer Center Announces New Main Street Janesville Location and Dedicated Training Center
Company looks to help small businesses prevent cyber-attacks and data breaches with new dedicated training center and Main Street location.
JANESVILLE, WI, September 24, 2019 In October The Computer Center becomes a Janesville Main Street business. The Computer Center, which has been providing IT support and training since 1983, announces its move to 39 S Main St., Janesville, WI. The technology company will occupy the 5000 square foot 3rd floor of the location. This move and expansion provides The Computer Center the ability to launch a training facility and multi-media conference room services in 2020.
Cyber security training will be the focus of the new training center, helping small businesses protect themselves from ransomware, phishing scams, and identity theft. Up until now there hasn’t been a single source for quality training in the area that specifically addresses the unique needs of small businesses and their staff. This is especially true when it comes to protecting their data and learning about new threats.
The facility will double as a space that other businesses in the area can rent for their own training, meetings, lunch-and-learns, business seminars, or other similar business events. It will be multi-media ready, allowing most anyone to come in, connect, and present to up to 20 attendees.
“My vision is to once again provide quality technology-related training to Rock County and the surrounding area. The Computer Center started as a training company back in the 80’s and I’ve always had a passion for teaching business owners and their employees how to truly leverage technology to make them more competitive and efficient in today’s market,” says James Pearson, President of The Computer Center.
Up until now, Pearson has been focusing on on-site training, renting space for his seminars, or using webinars. While these will continue, “having a dedicated technology training center will really open up additional possibilities and potential for assisting businesses in ways we currently cannot”, he stated.
According to a 2019 study by IBM about data breaches, 24% are due to human error. Further, as of 2019 individuals have become the primary target for cyber-attacks, above any specific industry or organization. Statistic also indicate that 1 in 5 small businesses will fall victim to some sort of cyber attack each year, and that number appears to be growing.
These scary statistics point to an ever-increasing need for businesses to educate themselves and their employees on the latest identity theft techniques such as phishing, social engineer, and other scams. And, since the bad guys are constantly coming up with new ways to trick people, keeping up with these constant changes can be challenging.
The ability to help educate local businesses on how to protect themselves was a key factor in the decision to move to the larger location and open a dedicated training center.
“Janesville’s downtown is going through some great changes right now and when I was looking at new locations I really wanted to stay in the downtown area. The location at 39 S. Main gives us the best of both worlds, the ability to continue showing our support in keeping technology companies in downtown Janesville, and a better way to serve our community by opening the training center next year”, says Pearson.
Currently The Computer Center is offering free webinars on a variety of IT-related topics including enhancing productivity, evaluating moving to the Cloud, and cyber security. You can find our more and register for an upcoming webinar, held every Thursday at 2pm, by visiting www.computer-center.com/webinars
About The Computer Center
The Computer Center has been providing IT support, computer and software sales, consulting, security, and training for small businesses in Rock County and the surrounding areas, including Northern Illinois, since 1983. To learn more about The Computer Center visit www.computer-center.com.