LINKS COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC. was established in the fall of 1991, and incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio in the spring of 1992. The business was established for the purpose of hardware and software sales to small businesses, (business to business) to include specifically the installation and support of Novell Netware.
The principal, secured his CNE (Certified Novell Engineer) certification and was approved as a Novell authorized reseller in 1994. The business has grown specifically as a result of their quality netware implementation, support, and customer relationships. In 1996, the company moved to a larger (2745 sq. ft.) facility and acquired an additional storage facility for inventory and off premise operations. The company hopes to finalize their Novell Gold Certification, and will continue to focus on the sale, installation, and support of the business networking implementations.
The company's philosophy lends itself to promoting and supporting products that when properly installed and configured offer a reliable, relatively trouble free operation, with low maintenance. For this reason, our primary product line includes items from manufacturers like 3Com, Intel, Hayes, Seagate, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Cisco, Cabletron, NEC, Creative Labs, Proxima, Iomega, Novell, Belden, AMP, Cheyenne, and others referred to elsewhere in our offerings.
Due to increasing costs to maintain operations at their location in the Xenia Towne Square, and due to the economic pressures in the industry, the company decided to relocate their operations to 87 East Main Street in November of 2001.The relocation has proved to be a very prudent decision, and helped the company weather the most recent economic recession, and the latent effects of the disaster of 9-11. All operations remain the same.
At the end of 2005, Links Computer Systems, Inc. ceased business as an Ohio corporation, and moved its service business in April of 2006 to 113 S. Monroe-Siding Road in Xenia. The plans are to continue limited operations in the local service arena under the name of Links Service Group. Service had for several years been the only profitable aspect of the company while our inventory lost value, and we lost product sales to the mammoth mail order companies like Dell and Gateway, and others. Both IBM and Hewlett Packard eventually were forced to abandon the conventional dealer network that served the industry well for a long period of time. Soon both IBM and HP began to sell direct, which effectively put a "nail in our coffin" , as it related to being able to profitably compete for computer, printer, and server sales.