Open Mesh – Cloud Based Mangement Wireless Networks

We want to take a little time to tell you about an amazing modular wireless network system called Open Mesh. It doesn’t replace your router, it will expand your Wi-Fi network’s range, speed, and overall efficiency. And it is one of the most cost efficient IT solutions we have ever come across. Open Mesh is […]

The Mighty, Mini Raspberry Pi -Part Two

If you consider yourself a techno-stein, hacker, or a dedicated IT enthusiast, and you’ve never heard about the Raspberry Pi, you’re in for a treat. In our last blog simply titled Raspberry Pi we briefly explored the credit card sized computer called Raspberry Pi and the organization (Raspberry Pi Foundation) responsible for creating and marketing […]

The Heartbleed Vulnerability

By now it’s safe to assume that you have at the very least heard the term “Heartbleed.” If you haven’t, have you been…hiding in a cave? Because we live in a world dominated by technology and technological threats you may have heard on your local news about the Heartbleed bug and ignored the threat. I […]

Top 10 Catch Phrases that didn’t make it as CSI Onsite’s Catch Phrase

CSI Onsite…Techs you can trust. This is a great vision statement that really does capture the heart of what we want to be as a company. This statement did not just fall in our laps; we worked with nationally recognized personal and venture coach Leary Gates (Lumina Consulting Group, BoldPath Life Strategies, and LearyGates.com) to […]

Microsoft XP, the countdown continues.

If you are a dyed in the wool, Microsoft XP devotee’ you are probably grieving the eventually decommissioning of XP.  XP was first introduced in August of 2001 and became readily available in October of that same year. It’s had a good run, as far as OS’s go but XP simply cannot keep up with […]

Trust…

Welcome to CSI Onsite’s Blog. Normally we blog about a variety of topics in the Information Technology arena, this post is no different save that we want to wax philosophically rather than practically. Let’s begin by asking you to answer a simple question. Why do you choose a certain Automotive Technician over another to repair […]

Moments of Joy

Being a one stop IT shop in the Twin Cities, communication is of paramount importance for our team to provide solid customer service. This is true with all service industries; to discover the issue and provide a viable solution the parties involved have to be able to communicate clearly with one another. Sometimes the results […]

Security scares…some considerations

Just a quick Post to spur you on to maintain your due diligence when it comes to protecting your computer from Malware (malicious software – viruses, etc…). The recent rash of retail stores (Target Security breach, Neiman Marcus,  Target And Neiman Marcus Just The Tip Of The Iceberg – More Retail Security Breaches To Come) […]

Technology making a difference in the lives of students

Have you asked yourself why some of the post begin with a weather report? Stating the temp, or snow depth, etc… There are a few reasons I have for this practice. First and foremost has to be that I am a Minnesotan, and the weather seems to be a prevalent influence in our lives. From […]

A Few Considerations for BYOD.

If your company is considering a BYOD initiative there are a few necessary considerations/best practices to pursue. However you choose to do BYOB make it simple for your company to ensure effective security, control and management for your IT division. The purpose for this blog isn’t to give you the step by step process for […]