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About Our Name

where did the name Lodestone Systems come from?

In the days before sextants, chronometers and navigation satellites, sailing the open seas was a risky business. Many ships ventured out, never to return. Rocky shores and limited supplies made mistakes costly.

a shiny, silver chunk of Magnetite, known as a lodestone Then one day, navigators discovered a rock with magnetic properties, called the lodestone. Suspended from a string, the lodestone always pointed north. With a lodestone, you knew where you were going. You could avoid the rocks and reach your destinations on time.

This is the concept behind Lodestone Systems. We help companies navigate the maze of computers, the Internet, intranets, extranets, virtual private networks, new portable computing devices, and their information processing requirements. By providing companies with a combination of consulting, custom and "off-the-shelf" software, installation and training, we help modern day sailors avoid the rocks and reach their destinations quickly.

For more information on lodestones (the rock), check out Wikipedia.

You may ask, if lodestone is silver, why is our logo copper colored?

The short answer is that silver ends up looking like gray on web pages, while copper stands out. And Arizona, our home base, is "The Copper State".