A Tale of Two Skill Sets

A Tale of Two Skill Sets By Russ Levanway, President Imagine a factory that manufactures parts for buses. All day, every day, the people in this factory work hard to follow protocol, solve problems when machinery fails, and hone their productivity and skill over time. Let’s say that one employee becomes especially good at making bus… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Jeremy Judson

NAME Jeremy Judson JOB TITLE Remote Support Specialist LOCATION San Luis Obispo Tell us a little about yourself! I’m a gentleman rancher, a gaming nerd, a hobbyist sailor, and a tenacious problem solver. My wife, daughter and I moved back to the California’s Central Coast a few years ago to enjoy the unparalleled good climate… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Thomas McMillen

NAME Thomas McMillen  JOB TITLE Remote Support Specialist LOCATION Santa Barbara Tell us a little about yourself! I’ve been around computers my whole life.   Where are you from? Born in Massachusetts but I have lived most of my life in California.   How long have you been working at CIO Solutions? 3 years If… Read more »

A 5-minute tour of CIO Solutions Private Cloud for growing businesses

A 5-minute tour of desktop virtualization for growing businesses Today work is more than just an office job. It’s a last-minute email sent on the way in; a conference call joined from a business trip; a project handed in from an off-site meeting. Work is everywhere, which is why your team works best when it… Read more »

A cloud roadmap for your business

  A cloud roadmap for your business Most companies that hope to be in business for the next 10 years have at least considered moving to the cloud. In fact, more than half of them will make their files and emails cloud-based by the end of this year[1]. They’ve seen how the cloud is helping… Read more »

Why cloud security is better security

Why cloud security is better security It seems like every day you hear of a hack or data breach in the news. You watch the news unfold thinking, ‘That’ll never happen to my business’. You probably aren’t alone in this though. But you’re also probably wrong. The truth is, the odds aren’t in your favor…. Read more »

Three big security lessons for growing businesses

Three big security lessons for growing businesses Ransomware is the fastest-growing and most pervasive cyber threat in the world.  It seems like we hear news articles daily about large businesses and organizations having their data breached. The thing is, you don’t need to be a national bank or healthcare provider to fall prey to ransomware… Read more »

Why growing businesses need a cloud road map

Why growing businesses need a cloud road map Few things are harder than growing a business. On the one hand, you’re trying to scale your processes, bring in new talent and serve your customers in more sustainable ways. On the other, you’re trying to hang on to the agility and culture that made your small business… Read more »

Fresno IT Consulting- Advice and Implementation

IT Consulting for your Fresno business  Businesses rely on their IT to function effectively. Fresno IT Consulting, unfortunately, can be a mixed bag. You can easily find experts who will give you their opinion. However, to optimize your IT so that it really benefits your business, you need more than just a road-map. You need… Read more »

One simple way to keep your business from slipping

One simple way to keep your business from slipping By Russ Levanway, President Have you ever tried to walk uphill on ice or loose gravel? Without the grip of a smooth surface, forward progress is nearly impossible, or, at best, inconsistent. In one of my favorite books, Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, author Gino… Read more »