Compustar has been in business since 2008, serving the computing needs of the small business community along the Northern Colorado Front Range. Christopher Smith, owner of Compustar and lead technician, has been an IT professional for nearly 25 years. Not only does he have a wealth of technical knowledge and practical experience working in various information technology fields, he has a keen insight into the constantly changing nature of the computing industry as a whole and has a passion for how it affects small businesses and their growth.
Chris’s philosophy and approach to computing services is that a business is about people, and a small business is about very busy people who simply want to get their work done, yet never seem to have enough time in the day. Computers were supposed to revolutionize our productivity and they do allow us to work, create and communicate in amazing ways, but they also present many struggles, distractions and frustrations that often make us far less productive than we would have been without them. Chris and his staff understand this perspective and we insist that our services are characterized with empathy and understanding of the unique needs of our clients, within a broader framework of the need to simply be productive at work.
From a broad perspective we routinely work with virtually every facet of computing technology used by small business today:
- Computer hardware troubleshooting and repair
- Wide variety of software administration and troubleshooting
- Network administration in mixed computing environments
- Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems and networks
- Local and cloud based data backup solutions
- Cloud computing and collaborative online work environments
- Integration of mobile devices with traditional business computing
- Best practices for information security
- Business computing efficiency and productivity
We have a passion for efficient and productive business computing. Compustar’s Computing Assurance Plans are designed to maintain your computing environment using advanced software optimization techniques, regular maintenance and an intimate understanding of the nature of the malware, virus and computer hacking industries. By maximizing the efficiency of your systems, maintaining them on a regular basis and minimizing the impact of online security threats to your business productivity, our services tend to be more proactive than other computer service providers employing the traditional break / fix model.
We also provide technology liaison services for our clients, acting on their behalf when dealing with technology companies such as computer manufacturers, internet service providers, software companies, web developers, email hosting companies and cellular phone carriers.
General technology consulting services are provided to clients with simplicity, efficiency and practicality in mind. We keep a steady pulse on rapidly changing technologies in the office, in the cloud and on the go, and are constantly looking for ways for our clients to work more efficiently and effectively. On the other hand, we also stay a respectable distance from the cutting edge as well, as being on the extreme front lines of emerging technology often creates unforeseen problems and sometimes catastrophic situations that could have been avoided if the technology had been approached with more care and had been allowed to mature before jumping in with both feet. Again, maintaining a productive, stress free and efficient work environment for our clients is always our primary focus.
Most importantly, our technicians care about people, enjoy working with people and enjoy putting people at ease so that they may use computer technology with confidence. What we provide is not so much about servicing your computers or your network as it is about serving your need to use technology efficiently for your business.