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It All Started with a Typewriter

Published Dec 31, 2018 • Last Updated 02:41 pm, December 31, 2018

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Every business industry must evolve to keep up with a world in which change is the only constant. But few businesses have to do so as quickly and effi ciently as those in the tech industry–specifi cally computers. Picture an offi ce space in 1977, if you can. Typewriters caused constant white noise, and managers and employees could be heard talking on the phone. And no computer monitors could be seen in your view across the room.

Then suddenly, computers started to replace typewriters in mainstream business.

Now fast forward to 2018. Advanced Offi ce Systems (AOS) in Branford has been evolving for offi ce needs since those typewriter days of 1977 when it was known as Nutmeg Typewriter Service.

"We actually started selling Olivetti Electronic Typewriters as well as servicing IBM electric models, which were only sold by IBM at that time," says David Wrenn, VP of Sales at Advanced Offi ce Systems. "The fi rst computers we sold were Apple II computers in 1981 and after that, Macintosh was the next computer sold. Within a few years, we branched out selling HP, Compaq, and IBM systems."

Staying at the forefront of sophisticated network architecture, Advanced Offi ce Systems works to help businesses maintain a competitive edge. From servers to printers to IT infrastructure, the company's range of solutions is tailored to each of its clients of all sizes and types.

As technology is a competitive fi eld, AOS attributes its success to its loyal customer base and their ability to build lasting relationships together. AOS is dedicated to the community by sponsoring local eff orts, joining local chambers of commerce, and much more. And while AOS is focused on supporting the local area, AOS also off ers an enormous array of services for businesses of all sizes.

"The advantage of partnering with AOS is that rather than hiring one IT resource for your fi rm, you are engaging an entire team," states "A CIO consultant, senior engineers, engineers, support consultants, a procurement specialist, a project manager, and a Customer Service department committed to you. We can work hand in hand with your existing staff or design and manage the entire environment for you, whichever way fi ts for you. You receive all of this, often for signifi cantly less than one full-time employee."

Today, AOS off ers the full spectrum of IT solutions, as well as a retail store with the latest Apple, HP, and Dell products, accessories, and other devices, in an environment where customers can speak to someone knowledgeable about the equipment to help them select the right option to meet their needs.

If you need a typewriter, you may be out of luck. But if you need the latest in technology or IT for your business, Advanced Offi ce Systems is ready for you.

This story was provided by Advanced Offi ce Systems, with technology centers in Branford and Cromwell. For more information, visit or call 800-922-8014.

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