What’s in a Name?
The company is officially named OACYS Technology, and is also known as OCSNET and Olson Computer Services. The company name was OCS (Olson Computer Services) from 1982 to 2001 when we decided we needed a more globally recognizable name.
We spread the OCS letters apart and slipped in a couple of phonetic vowels to make OACYS which is pronounced as “oasis”, as in a fertile venue among a desert surrounding. As our palm tree and sunset logo indicates, OACYS Technology represents a welcomed respite, an oasis. In the internet and technology industry the customer’s needs are often overlooked, but OACYS endeavors to provide a full range of services to meet the specific needs of our customers.
OACYS is a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP), VoIP provider, IT Services source, computer repair shop, and website designer. In providing a full range of services, OACYS is a one-stop solution center and a virtual oasis in the increasingly important technology industry. We have been providing Wireless Internet since 2001, expanding into many Central Valley cities and rural areas, such as Porterville, Springville, Exeter, Lindsay, Terra Bella, Camp Nelson, Richgrove, Delano, and others.
The OACYS method is to develop self-reliant solutions with minimal external dependencies, thereby eliminating “pass the buck” frustrations and increasing quality-of-service performance and reliability for our clients. We have developed many redundant solutions to support a very reliable Internet connection to our customers.
The primary OACYS Network Operations Center is located at the company headquarters in Porterville, California. OACYS is a privately-held corporation, still locally-owned and operated by the original company founders and a dedicated team of highly skilled and experienced IT professionals.
When OCS was founded in 1982 the IBM PC had not been invented, and Microsoft was barely a startup. The Apple II was the latest, and it had no mouse. Osborne and Kaypro, now long gone, were market leaders. The concept of a network for small businesses was unheard of, much less in the home. Graphical interfaces like Windows and the Macintosh were still years away.
OCS blazed the trail through all of these developments for our clients, and in 1995 – when the nearest Internet connection was a 300-mile toll call – OCS pioneered the community’s first local Internet service. In 2001 we expanded our services to include wireless broadband Internet and continue adding to our service portfolio.