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.


Internet

  • 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

Telephone

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.


E-mail

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.