Tracking data use on Android devices

Android devices are among the most feature-rich gadgets currently available. The vast majority can connect to mobile networks, but unfortunately, many service plans limit the amount of data you can use each month. If you want to avoid paying overage fees or suffering from slow connection speeds, you need to monitor how much data you’re […]

Best practices for virtualization first-timers

Virtualization’s benefits are numerous: centralized IT management, faster hardware resources, improved business continuity, and reduced overhead costs. It makes perfect sense for everyone to jump on board. But to maximize virtualization’s benefits, beginners should start doing the following best practices. Conduct an assessment Evaluating your IT environment is an important step in the implementation process. […]

How to choose the best VoIP system for your SMB

Many industries now utilize Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for better communication quality with lower costs. And with the many options on digital communications, taking your pick could be overwhelming. This guide will help you decide which VoIP system suits you best. What are “proprietary” systems? When most companies release VoIP software, such as Microsoft’s […]

Work Smarter in Outlook with these tips

People are constantly searching for an easier way to keep their email inboxes in order, customize their email signatures, and improve group communications. The good news is that Microsoft Outlook has these features built in, you just need to know where to look. Clean Up your inbox No matter how meticulously organized your Outlook inbox […]

Time to migrate to Azure, SQL Server 2008 users

In July 2019, Microsoft is ending support for SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. If your company is still on either of these platforms, it’s best to migrate to Microsoft Azure as soon as possible, or else you’ll leave your data vulnerable to breaches or loss. What’s the big deal with losing publisher […]

Every business needs an MSP for cybersecurity

Businesses can no longer afford to relegate cybersecurity to the bottom of the budget, not with cyberattacks targeting any business regardless of size, strict security, and privacy regulations surrounding data. Businesses with a small or limited budget have the advantage of partnering with a managed IT services provider (MSP) for their cybersecurity needs. Why is […]

Weekly Tech Tidbit – Vendor Support Contracts

This one is short and sweet.

Once in a while we encounter equipment or software that you have purchased elsewhere, but you want CSI to actively support you with it moving forward.   The reality with some of these vendors is that we are not allowed to call for technical assistance or even to place a service call on your behalf unless we are explicitly named on the equipment or software's support contract.

A guide to setting up your new MacBook

The latest models of the MacBook have won over millions of people, not least because of their high-end look and feel. They also offer plenty of power to do a wide range of work-related tasks and much more. Set up your new MacBook and enjoy all it has to offer in seven easy steps. Check […]

Tips for extending laptop battery life

If you want to use your laptop in an airport, a co-working space, or a cafe, the first thing you would look for is a power socket. If you are not lucky enough to find an available outlet, you’ll have to depend on your laptop’s battery (assuming it still has power after your last charge). […]