some time to browse through our list of Frequently Asked
Questions. There is a good chance you might be able to save
some valuable time if your question has already been
is E-commerce and how can it help my business?
Why should I
host my web site at an ISP?
is DSL, and how can I get it?
is Web-to-Host connectivity?
is Web Based data warehousing?
is Business Intelligence?
is Application Service Provider (ASP)?
What is E-commerce and how can it help
E-commerce refers to web sites ability to quickly and easily
allows you customers to purchase products over the Internet.
E-commerce helps to improve you company image by showing
that you are up to date technologically as well as increased
sales potential because of the vast new market that it
opens. You will literally have the ability to sell you
products to anyone in the world.
Why should I host my web site at an ISP?
The costs involved with owning and operation you own web
server can be great. By hosting your web site at an ISP you
do not need to make the initial investment in hardware and
software to build the web server, as well as the on going
maintenance involved with keeping the server running twenty
four hours a day seven days a week. To host your own server
you would also need a large pipe to the Internet and again
this can be very costly. We as an ISP are able to spread
these costs over many customers and leverage the ability of
What is Co-location?
Businesses that need to have a large scale web site with
optimum performance and security want to have their own
server. But, locating that server at your place of business
requires a very large very reliable connection to the
Internet. By co-locating (housing) your server at our
location our huge connection to the Internet is used thus
reducing your cost of ownership and increasing performance.
We also provide maintenance services such as changing backup
tapes on a regular basis.
What is DSL, and how can I get it?
DSL is a low cost high performance connection to the
Internet. Small to medium size business that need a fast
Internet connection, but do not rely on it 100% for their
business can benefit greatly from installing a DSL line. It
will provide an always on fast connection to the Internet at
a fraction of the cost of installing a Frame Relay or T-1
What is Web-to-Host connectivity?
Gone are the days of special communication adapter cards,
X-25, Datex-P and the like. Web to Host allows you to use
standards access hosts without installing any other
software. If the web browser is up and running and you have
access to a website in the Intranet, Extranet or Internet,
the host application is also available.
What is Web Based data warehousing?
Most companies today are "data rich" and
"information poor," as their ability to manipulate
data and deliver information lags far behind the growth rate
of the data.
Data warehousing and the Internet are the two key
technologies that offer potential solutions for managing
corporate data. Data warehousing liberates information, and
the Internet makes it easy and less costly to access
information from anywhere at anytime.
The data warehouse is a subject-oriented, integrated,
nonvolatile; time-variant collection of data organized to
support management needs. The purpose of a data warehouse is
to facilitate managerial decision-making.
What is Business Intelligence?
To enable organizations to gain competitive advantage,
knowledge workers need to have access to relevant
comprehensive information and analysis tools to make better
GCS implements its solutions to help organizations
understand customer buying patterns, identify sales and
profit growth opportunities, and improve overall decision
making. Business intelligence solutions enable
decision-makers to be more effective by:
ˇ Minimizing the time required collecting all relevant
ˇ Automating the assimilation of the information into
ˇ Providing analysis tools for making comparisons and
making intelligent decisions.
ˇ Closing the loop from decision to action
What is Application Service Provider (ASP)?
Application Service Provider, a revolutionary third party
concept that provisions software application over the
internet, typically a fee, it also host and manage the
application from their facilities or from co-location
centers, and co-ordinate the ongoing support, maintenance
and upgrades of the applications. By combining software,
hardware, networking technologies and technical expertise,
hence providing superior performance and increased security,
reliability and scalability over traditional cooperate
owned, in house cooperate run applications without a
significant up-front financial commitment.
GCS hosts applications for clients and provides ASP services. We service following areas
Chicago and Chicagoland suburbs which includes Oak Park, River Forest, Maywood, Bellwood,
Hillside, Berkely, Melrose Park, Stone Park, Northlake, Elmwood Park, River Grove, Franklin Park,
Bensenville, Harwood Heights, Norridge, Shiller Park, Rosemont, Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Niles,
Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village,
Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Lincolnwood, Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, Northfield, Morton Grove,
Glenview, Northbrook, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Highland Park, Highwood, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire,
Long Grove, Lake Zurich and beyond since 1996.