about offthegridit

About Us


offthegridit IT Consulting

offthegridit is an MSP (managed services provider) and full service IT support company located in the Santa Clara and San Jose.  

We have been servicing Silicon Valley and the Bay Area since 2012.  Our previous IT consulting firm started in 1999 in San Jose, CA as Cisco resellers.  Prior to that we were Michael Bolanos & Associates in Chicago, IL since 1996.  The offthegridit lineage supporting computers traces back to 1988. 

Our staff started at an early age at places like Weird Stuff Warehouse and Fry’s Electronics where we provided exceptional service.  offthegridit is also a Microsoft Partner and an Intuit Quickbooks advisor.

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offthegridit
IT Consulting

We specialize in Mac, PC, Linux, Networking, Cloud and are BBB Rated A+.  We service clients nationwide, and in some cases worldwide.

  • Security for computer networks
  • Computer repair and IT maintenance
  • Network design & architecture
  • Servers, cloud, virtual machines (VMs)
  • Apple OS X (MacOS), Microsoft Windows, and Linux systems integration
  • Open Source software and hardware
  • Video surveillance & security systems

  • We have been servicing clients in California since the .com days.  
  • Our expertise is in networking and systems integration.  

Home & Business

We do service enterprises, SMB, SOHO, small business and homes in the Bay Area.  

What you can expect

  • Prompt, professional service
  • Expert advice

 


 

The technician that comes to visit you will be experienced and may have certifications in Apple, Cisco, Microsoft, Checkpoint, and security technologies.  All of our consultants are experienced professionals honoring our a strict code of conduct.

Our Clients

We respect the privacy of our clients therefore, while we do not divulge our entire client list some of our clients include:

small businesses

police officers

churches

homes

accountants

bookkeepers

online businesses

transportation companies

realtors

CEOs

marketing professionals

architects

startups

Quizno’s Sandwiches

Faultline Brewing

Cal Printing

Target

Mountain Mike’s Pizza

Verizon

AT&T

hackers

software developers

creatives

Sammy G’s Pizzeria

Comcast

datacenters

retail stores

senior centers

congregations

Round Table Pizza

mechanical engineers

music studios

innovation centers

finance professionals

accountants

bookkeepers

mid sized businesses

telco operators

MSPs
(Managed Service Providers)

operations managers

video producers

security staff

construction companies

roofing companies

doctors

dentist’s offices

lawyers

Subway Sandwiches

We strive to provide a valuable service to our community and remain committed to professionalism and providing you with the best service possible.

IT Forensics & Cybersecurity

While we do provide Cybersecurity and IT security related consulting services, there are times when you should consider contacting law enforcement first.  In addition, we do not offer offensive hacking techniques or services. 

We can assist you with security assessments, defensive techniques, 3rd party verification, forensics, data recovery, and best practices.

IT Consultant Profile

  • With over 33 years of information technology industry experience, Michael Bolanos brings to you a vast amount of technical acumen from a broad range of industries in Silicon Valley and Chicago. 
Having worked for some of the most valuable startups in the world, banking environments, Big 6 consulting firms, and many small businesses, we have gained a valuable resource by having Michael Bolanos as an IT Consultant.

Michael Bolanos enjoys being an innovator and a appreciates spending time with family and close friends.

 

 

IT Management Style

Having the backing of management is important for an IT organization.  Many IT organizations get a bad rap because of inexperienced and careless IT staff.  When people come to us they know they have a trusted advisor.

There is no blaming or passing the buck here.  We focus on solutions, efficiency, and effectiveness. 

We work to align ourselves with management of a business or organization to provide strategic advantages. 

 

  • Keeping all critical systems running 24/7
  • Saving clients money
  • Being proactive and creating win-win relationships
  • Do not criticize, condemn, or complain
  • Always maintain respect for individuals and privacy

Industry certifications for Michael Bolanos:

MCSE
(Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)

Cisco CCNA

CCNA
(Cisco Certified Network Associate)

Apple ACTC

ACTC
(Apple Certified Technical Coordinator)

CCSA

CCSA
(Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator)

Compaq ASE

ASE
(Accredited Systems Engineer)

Novell CNE

CNE
(Certfied Netware Engineer)

Crypto on the Donkey Car
bitcoin-crypto

Our company dog is Crypto.

Crypto likes to hang out at the office and visit clients.  He also  enjoys singing and watching TV.

We love what we do

We feel that if you are not having fun you will not be the best at what you do. We love what we do, we love helping people. We love to be organized, and pay attention to detail. We love picky customers. We love customers who are tired of amateurs and want to work with professionals. But most of all we love our jobs.