TechSectorStocks.com, a Technology Stocks Investor Portal within Investorideas.com, announces new technology showcase company, Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GOCH), a premier national provider of on-site computer service and solutions to small business and residential markets. The computer service market is growing globally, with both home and office user trends indicating no signs of this growth slowing down.
According to plunkettresearch.com, "The InfoTech revolution continues in the office as well as in the home. The U.S. workforce totals more than 150 million people. Microsoft recently estimated that there are 40 million 'knowledge workers' in the U.S. A large majority of the workforce uses a computer of some type on the job."
With the advent of new technologies for personal computers ranging from social networking to online shopping, users are more and more dependent on their PC to live their daily lives. If their computer has a problem, service that is on-site, affordable and results in minimal disruption is critical.
For business users, distributed workforces and remote access is a growing trend that has resulted from urban growth, compounded by environmental and commuting cost issues. According to a 2007 Gartner report, "The worldwide corporate teleworking population of individuals that spend at least one day a month teleworking from home is expected to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3 percent between 2007 and 2011."
This shift in work locations creates new problems for a homebound work force who may encounter technology problems and who seldom have access to IT support staff traditionally found in the corporate workplace. This trend presents new opportunities for companies like Geeks On Call that provide on-site IT support in multiple locations.
While there are several computer service companies expanding their businesses in a franchise model, Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GOCH), provides a unique opportunity as a publicly traded company to allow both franchise owners and investors participation in their growth. Geeks on Call has over 250 independently owned and operated franchises and continues to expand and open new franchises. The company has been recognized for its growth by Franchise Times and Entrepreneur magazines, which named Geeks On Call the #1 new franchise company in America in 2006.
Geeks On Call addresses service issues including system security and online privacy solutions, hardware and software repairs and troubleshooting, wireless equipment and network installations, spyware and virus prevention and removal, data backups and transfers.
According to a recent article in CRM-daily.com, customer service in the tech sector has some major gaps and concerns that would be considered unacceptable within other industry sectors.
With the household penetration for PCs currently estimated at over 75% in most metropolitan areas in the US, there is a significant market opportunity for companies that can provide on-site service and solutions.
About Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GOCH)
Geeks On Call America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB:GOCH.OB - News). Through its trade names 1-800-905-GEEK and Geeks On Call, the company is a premier national provider of on-site computer service and solutions to small business and residential customers. Founded in 1999, the company helped pioneer the on-site residential IT service concept. Since then, small businesses and residential customers across the nation have trusted Geeks On Call/1-800-905-GEEK's certified IT professionals to provide computer privacy and security solutions, hardware and network installations, troubleshooting, repairs, upgrades and consulting. The company began franchising in 2001 and has granted over 300 franchises with new locations opening regularly. All franchises are independently owned and operated.
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