Re-shoring Business and Opportunities for America

Computer Hardware

  • 1.4 GHz CPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 10 GB of free hard disk space
  • CD Rom
  • USB headset
  • Wired keyboard and mouse

Computer Software

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows 7 Service Pack 1* and Windows 8
  • MS Office 2003 or LibreOffice
  • Internet Explorer 7 or 8
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Java 5.0 update 10

*Please note the use of Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems are permitted on 80% of Arise’s opportunities

Computer Security

Recommended Anti-Virus

Recommended Anti-Spyware

Recommended Firewalls

* Microsoft Security Essentials is recommended for anti-virus and anti-spyware protection. It is free and a great product.


  • Download speeds of 1.5 mbps or greater
  • Upload speeds of 250 kbps or greater
  • No dial-up or wireless; Cable, Fiber Optic, or DSL broadband only


The telephone must be hard wire (land line) with a wired headset. Service providers that provide a POTS "plain old telephone service", cable telephony(Comcast phone service), digital service(AT&T U-verse), and VoIP are permitted.
The phone line should not have any features such as call waiting or voice-mail. The service should be directly connected from the wall to your telephone, and should not connect at any point with your computer. Additionally no cellular phones or softphones are permitted.


It is important that you have a secure email provider. If you do not have an email account with your internet provider, a free and secure email service Gmail is recommeded. Email accounts with Yahoo, Hotmail or AOL should not be used.