Hiring for Tech: Who’s Right For IT?

By Russ Levanway, CEO Best of Both Worlds I’m often asked what I look for in a technician when it comes to hiring for our company. Sure, there are required prerequisites such as education, experience, and cultural fit, however fundamentally a technician has to do two things really well to work in IT. He or she… Read more »

Managing your IT Security Without an MSP or In-House Support

This article was featured in the 2017 September issue of Santa Barbara Lawyer Magazine One of the benefits of having a Managed Service Provider (MSP) handle your IT is that you don’t have to worry about your IT. An MSP handles your tech issues, growth, and most importantly security. We organize our response teams into… Read more »

Simple Summer Tech Tips

This article was featured in the August 2017 issue of Santa Barbara Lawyer Magazine By: Michelle P. Baca, PhD – Business Development & Marketing Manager, CIO Solutions     The concept of IT that “just works” is at best a myth and at worst a marketing device. Whether your IT is outsourced or in house… Read more »

Why it’s Time to Ditch Work-Life Balance and Focus on Work-Life Blend

This article was featured in the July 2017 issue of Santa Barbara Lawyer Magazine  By: Michelle P. Baca, PhD – Business Development & Marketing Manager, CIO Solutions   Our company sells a Cloud Desktop solution. We tout it as a solution for productivity, as a technology that means you can work anywhere that has an… Read more »

Central Coast Angel Investor and CIO Solutions’ Company Founder and Chairman, John Petote awarded Prestigious Pioneer Award

SANTA BARBARA, CA., April 21, 2017 – CIO Solutions, the leading IT provider in Santa Barbara is proud to announce that company founder and chairman, John Petote, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Pioneer Award by the South Coast Business & Technology Awards Committee. This year marks the 23rd annual South Coast Business & Technology… Read more »

True Grit: Get IT

By John Lim, CTO So guess what I have been doing the last few days? Besides trying to think of ideas for a new article. Any guesses? No? No takers? Well, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Engineers here at TekTegrity on a major disaster recovery effort. Yeah, not fun. I never want to… Read more »

Layering works for Oreos, not Technology Solutions

  By Russ Levanway, CEO How to integrate your tech so you can start working smarter not harder Picture if you will: One person in your finance department buys a new cloud-based billing package – the coolest thing since sliced bread – but it doesn’t integrate with invoicing and other software in the company, so… Read more »

Cheat Sheet: How to Train Someone to Replace You

By John Lim, CTO Professional Growth > Training In the last few months, I’ve spent a large chunk of my time working with our technical staff. We call it training but really I think the focus is on personal/professional growth.

Now Hiring…Everywhere

By Russ Levanway, CEO The Future Will Be Built on Tech I believe there’s going to be a sea change in the workforce. But I don’t think that necessarily means we’re going to have the chronic, long-term unemployment that so many fear if we play our cards right and start training American workers to meet… Read more »

Quick Tour of the New and Improved CMS QPP Website

By Jill Lowe, Healthcare Account Manager If you haven’t been on the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) website lately, you should definitely check it out. The new and improved site is chock full of great information in an easy to navigate format while also being home to a myriad of tools that will come in handy… Read more »