Windows 8 Review

                      What’s the deal with       ? You might have heard about Microsoft's new Operating System Windows 8 and now you are wondering if you should upgrade? Microsoft has made substantial changes to their product compared to previous versions. The most noticeable thing for every user... Read more »

Nimble Storage vs Netapp

Disclaimer We are both a NetApp partner and a Nimble Storage partner. The information provided here in no way is implying one product is universally better than another, as we view both as great products. This article is simply meant to provide the rationale for why we decided to pick one over the other for... Read more »

SAS vs SATA Pricing Advantages using Netapp as an Example

I ran some numbers (thanks to Engmyr’s assistance) regarding the various NetApp disk/shelf options. There are 3 main types of disk: 7.2k RPM SATA, 10K RPM SFF (Small Form Factor), and 15k RPM SAS. Each of these disks and options have different capabilities and benefits.   SAS vs SATA   Let’s look first at IOPS/$1k,... Read more »

Eric Egolf Named in Pacific Coast Business Times List of 40 Under 40

From the mail room to the corner office, Eric Egolf named in prestigious Tri-County list of young innovators.  November 8, 2012 - Santa Barbara - Eric Egolf, President of Santa Barbara based CIO Solutions, was honored to be included in the Pacific Coast Business Time's annual list of 40 under 40. This prestigious list includes the... Read more »

CIO Solutions Included in INC 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

CIO Solutions was honored by INC 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in the country   SANTA BARBARA - October 12, 2012 - CIO Solutions was recently selected by the INC 5000 as one of the Fast Growing Companies in the United States. “The award symbolizes our commitment to customer service, our clients and... Read more »

Alert Logic Partners with CIO Solutions to Deliver Web Application Security

CIO Solutions to add Alert Logic solutions to its line of Managed Security Services HOUSTON – August 15, 2012 – Alert Logic, a leader in delivering on-demand Security-as-a-Service, announced that CIO Solutions will integrate Alert Logic’s Web Security Manager into its current suite of managed security services. CIO Solutions will be able to provide enterprise... Read more »

CIO Solutions’ Private Cloud Empowers Local Business Owners

   CIO Solutions brings Strategic Incentives into their Private Cloud   Santa Barbara - July 12, 2012 - CIO Solutions is enabling and empowering businesses in the Tri-County area with their innovative and flexible Private Cloud service offering. Focusing on efficiency and client-specific needs, CIO has designed a unique Private Cloud environment for Santa Barbara... Read more »

DPM replica is inconsistent

When we started implementing Microsoft DPM we went through a series of headaches as we tried to get it working continually and consistently. We went through a number of online resources as well as conversations with other geeks who had successfully used DPM. Overall it was a huge pain and I wished one resource would... Read more »

What is Jailbreaking/Rooting?

The term “jailbreak” has worked its way into urban vernacular, but the definition has become somewhat lost in translation. In short, to “jailbreak,” or “root” a device is to gain the ability to modify protected system files. The process was dubbed “jailbreaking” shortly after the release of the original iPhone, as many consumers felt that... Read more »

CIO Solutions Presents 2nd Annual Award for Excellence in Computer Engineering

March 12. 2012 – Santa Barbara – CIO was honored to present La Colina student, George Hutchinson, with the CIO Award for Excellence in Computer Engineering for his project titled “Soduku.exe” which also won Best in Fair (Junior High), Best in Division and a Gold Medal. Hutchinson used different heuristics to find out the fastest,... Read more »