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We work hard behind the scenes so annoying technology issues don't slow your business down.

Our mission is to help businesses like yours increase productivity and get more out of the technology you invest in.
We specialize in solutions that safeguard and protect your data and keep operations running smoothly.

Premium IT Services

Intelligent remote monitoring, proactive maintenance, and behind-the-scenes remote support.

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Network Security

Protect your business from threats like malware, viruses, phishing attacks, hackers and other threads.

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Backup & Disaster Recovery

Ensure peace-of-mind in any situation with the most complete data backup solution available.

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Cloud Hosting Solutions

Reduce infrastructure costs, collaborate, and get more done with our unique cloud solutions.

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When you just want IT to work!

There are a lot of computer shops out there that you can call up to fix an issue or install a piece of equipment. They might be able to get you out of crisis mode, but they aren’t looking at the full picture.

At Decatur Computers Inc., we understand business. We consult. We provide solutions to solve everyday challenges. We just happen to fix computers as well.

We believe (and have proven) that if you proactively manage technology, run maintenance religiously, and monitor a business network, everyday issues and downtime will be greatly reduced.

This is what makes us different than your typical tech support company. Sure, we can fix computer issues when you have them, but our specialty is preventing them in the first place.

Are you looking for a partner you can trust your IT with? Sign up for a FREE IT Assessment to get started today.

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What Our Clients Say

  • Saved my WEDDING!
    Residential Client

    This past year I have been planning my wedding, and I have a ton of spreadsheets and documents on my computer pertaining to the “big day”.  I saved everything on an external hard drive just in case. One day I went to get one of the documents off of the hard drive and of course there were no documents in the file. My computer is very old so I have worried about it crashing. I have no clue where to take it to find out what went wrong. I was telling my cousin Steve Turner about it and he suggested Decatur Computers. I took it in, I was only there for about 10 minutes, they had great customer service, said that they would call me in a few days to let me know what they were able to do. I got a call that week, they not only retrieved everything on the hard drive but they also increased the speed of my computer so we were able to wait a bit longer to buy a new one. I would definitely recommend anyone to Decatur computers.

  • These guys do a great job!
    Residential Client

    "These guys do a great job! I took my computer in to be updated and they not only did that but they got rid of all the bugs and viruses and it runs much faster. Then when I got home with the upgrade my printer wouldn’t connect. I called them up and they connected to my computer from their location and within half hour they had me back in service!  It was also kind of funny watching them move the mouse and different things going on the screen while I was sitting here not moving a thing. :)"

  • Excellent service 
    Residential Client

    Decatur Computers has given us excellent service in our computer needs. The staff provides professional, immediate service. A telephone call to them gets immediate help with any of the needs we have had with our current system. We are most happy to have them available, and the prices have been right!

  • Prompt, efficient and affordable computer service
    General Fence

    “Decatur Computers has always provided prompt, efficient and affordable computer service at our home as well as at our place of business. We have also purchased several new computer systems from them and have been very pleased with the products they recommended for purchase. The technicians are always courteous. Any technical issues or problems we have had, they have addressed quickly to ensure that we had minimal down time if any at all. I would highly recommend Decatur Computers to anyone whether it be for residential or business services.”

  • The staff is very professional.
    Owner/Operator, Starship Billiards and Buffalo Agency Inc.

    “I run two small companies and have relied on Decatur Computers for over 7 years. The staff is very professional. One business runs a POS system the other data management . They are fantastic with both. There has never been a problem they cannot fix, even though both systems are very different. I would strongly recommend them to anyone for whatever they need.”

  • Great service and fair pricing!
    CEO,  EHC Admin Service

    “I have worked with Decatur Computers for over 10 years. I have always had great service and fair pricing. Now that I have my own home based business I am looking forward to the continued relationship. The staff is always courteous whether it is on the phone, in shop or off site. I know that I can count on them to fix my problem or answer my question.”

  • I would highly recommend Decatur Computers Inc.
    Plant Director/Operator, Jacobs Field Service

    With today’s technology advancing so fast it is nice to know there is a one stop shop for all technology problems.  I personally have gained a lot of knowledge and had the best assistance with all my computer and software issues I have encountered.  I would highly recommend Decatur Computers for anyone’s personal and business needs.  As I always say ‘Why try to fix your own computer when that is what Decatur Computers does'”

  • Go Above and Beyond

    Decatur computer and their staff go above and beyond to serve their customers. Mathew was very friendly and informative through the repair process. I received emails through the entire process updating me on the progress of my repair. I would highly recommend Decatur computer to anyone i know for repairs or upgrades. Thanks again to Mathew his great customer service and hard work.

Latest Blogs

Data Storage Doesn’t Have to Cost So Much

It just makes sense to assume that businesses spend too much on data storage and warehousing, especially considering the ever-growing cache of data that your business accumulates and uses. While the cost of data storage has dramatically decreased over the past several years, the amount of data your business must store has likely outpaced this decrease. Due to enhancements in technology and larger file sizes, you might find yourself spending more on data storage than you would like to.

A large data infrastructure means that you have larger price tags. Ultimately, you wind up paying not just to host and store your data, but to back it up as well, just in case something horrible were to happen to it. You also need to pay to store those backups. The costs can multiply over time and become major problems for small businesses with more limited budgets.

Don’t just take our word for it; a study by Komprise, a provider of data management tools, also came to this conclusion. Their study found that 65 percent of organizations surveyed spend more than 30 percent of their IT budgets on data management and storage. 33 percent spend more than 35 percent on their IT budgets, and 31 percent spend more than 40 percent. These numbers show just how serious the situation is, so it’s up to you to use this information and make more educated decisions about your business’ data management and storage solutions.

For your business’ operational goals, this survey means that you should have three objectives: invest in analytics, reduce storage costs, and improve visibility. How does your business handle all of this? If you are falling behind, your organization could ultimately wind up spending far more on data storage as your need for it spirals out of control.

Thankfully, you don’t need all of the answers; that’s what you have us for!

Decatur Computers Inc. can help your business cut costs in regards to data management, processes, and operations through the use of managed IT services, industry-standard best practices, and data analytics. To learn more, reach out to us at 217-475-0226.

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What is an NFT and Why Does it Exist?

Let’s Say You Attended an Art Auction...

… and as you were sitting in the bidder’s gallery, the original, or first instance of the Nyan Cat GIF was put up for sale. It’s pretty commonplace on the Internet, so it’s weird for someone to want to buy that for an exorbitant cost, right? There’s no way someone would purchase a Nyan Cat GIF for $561,000 USD, right?

Wrong. This actually happened, and it has major implications for the sale of digital assets.

NFTs Have Allowed for the Sale of Digital Assets

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are cryptoassets in a similar vein to cryptocurrency. The primary difference between the two is that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are fungible, meaning there is no difference between Bitcoins, whereas there are differences between NFTs. In essence, comparing Bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies is like comparing apples-to-apples, whereas comparing NFTs is like apples-to-oranges.

Blockchain technology fuels NFTs and cryptocurrencies, meaning that the record cannot be changed once one is created.

But What Is an NFT?

Think of an NFT as an official seal of ownership, or something that tells everyone else that you own a particular digital asset. These tokens can be linked to just about anything sold digitally, from images to articles to music to virtual real estate and so much more.

Depending on your role in the transaction, NFTs can have different impacts. For example, a digital artist can set up a piece of artwork with an NFT so they can sell their work and make some cash from all future transactions related to that item. Casual buyers get bragging rights for purchasing something they care deeply about or basic usage rights, as well as the satisfaction of supporting artists financially. Collectors can also use NFTs on speculation in attempts to turn profits later on down the road.

NFTs were created when the Ethereum blockchain added support for them, eventually leading to the development of a game/online community called Cryptokitties. Each Cryptokitty is its own NFT, so they can be used with another kitty to breed other unique Cryptokitties. Another example of this in action is allowing participants to collect virtual rocks. We swear, this whole NFT thing gets weirder and more interesting the more you learn about it.

Are NFTs Going to Be “A Thing?”

Only time will tell is the long and short of it. The mainstream has only recently jumped aboard NFTs, but many folks have begun to show support for the idea. The band Kings of Leon’s latest (as of this writing) album was sold in the form of an NFT, with different tiers adding different bonuses. Other examples include groups of athletes who provide fans with digital collections of memorabilia, as well as other brands like Marvel, DC, and Star Trek releasing digital statues of their popular characters.

One thing to note, however, is that NFTs contribute to the same environmental issues that blockchain processes do, so these will have to be addressed at some point in the future if NFT mania really takes off.

In Short, Technology Can Be Really Confusing…

… so before you make any major investments or decisions for your company, we urge you to discuss it with Decatur Computers Inc.. We can help you make the most educated decisions about the future of your business. To learn more, reach out to us at 217-475-0226.

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FoggyWeb is the Latest Malware to Wreak Havoc

In April, researchers found that the SolarWinds attack was performed by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service. Various modules were used by the attack group, a collective known as Nobelium. Nobelium includes various malware like GoldMax, GoldFinder, and Sibot. These are in addition to other malware previously discovered, including Sunburst/Solorigate, Teardrop, and Sunspot. The latest addition to this—FoggyWeb—is a malware that installs a backdoor on systems that have already been compromised.

Backdoors give hackers the ability to influence all kinds of aspects within your organization. They can use backdoors to access your network at any point in the future, provided the backdoor is not discovered; this backdoor can be used to install malware, access sensitive data, spy on a network, and so on. These are incredibly dangerous, especially over extended periods of time. Imagine how much damage they can do over the course of a year or longer.

FoggyWeb itself is used to steal credentials and configurations from compromised systems. These credentials give hackers the ability to access infrastructures long after the malware has been purged from the system, as they can simply use the credentials to control access and perform other tasks without being uncovered. FoggyWeb can also receive commands remotely, making it capable of pulling off even more dangerous antics.

The best way to protect your business is to keep a lookout for suspicious activity on your network, prioritize access controls, and deploy powerful enterprise-grade security solutions that are designed to mitigate the majority of threats on your network. If this sounds complicated, don’t worry—with us on your side, it’s anything but!

Decatur Computers Inc. can provide your organization with the tools and services needed to make security a top priority. We can implement, maintain, and monitor your solutions to guarantee that your systems are as best protected as can be. To learn more, reach out to us at 217-475-0226.

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Have you stopped to consider how much your business spends every year on data storage and warehousing? If not, you might be surprised by how much this process actually costs, both in terms of capital expenses and operational costs. We’d go so far as to say that you’re spendi...

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Decatur Computers Inc. is proud to announce the launch of our new website at http://www.decaturcomputers.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.