Email Authentication Protocols to Protect Your Business

Email Authentication Protocols to Protect Your Business By Peter Summers, vCIO IN THIS ARTICLE:  Email Authentication Protocols: DKIM, DMARC, and SPF DKIM, or DomainKeys Identified Mail SPF, or Sender Policy Framework DMARC, or Domain-Based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance A Dynamic Trio- Summary Email is an essential tool for businesses and individuals alike, making it… Read more »

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Employee Spotlight: Billy Godfrey

Behind the Screens- Meet Billy Godfrey Billy Godfrey is a long-time member of CIO Solutions, celebrating 10 years with us as of this month! He is the supervisor of one of the Support Department’s Dedicated Client Teams (team Helios, to be exact). These Dedicated Client Teams are just that- dedicated to a specific set of… Read more »

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Fast and Furious: Here Comes The ‘New Teams’

Fast and Furious: Here Comes The ‘New Teams’ By Josh Farlow, Director of Cloud Services IN THIS ARTICLE:  Foundational Shift for Better Performance Security Developments in This New Model New Compatibility Requirements Immediate Solution: Run New Teams on the Web Long-Term Solutions: Consider This in Your Planning Upgrade to Server OS 2022 Evaluate the Next… Read more »

A vCIO’s Perspective on MFA: Importance and Implementation

A vCIO’s Perspective on MFA: Importance and Implementation By Joseph King, vCIO IN THIS ARTICLE:  Resistance to MFA Implementation The Pitfalls of Resistance: A vCIO’s Perspective How to Move Forward with MFA Implementation Conduct a Security Assessment Educate Stakeholders Align with Business Objectives Select the Right MFA Solution Develop a Phased Implementation Plan Provide Training… Read more »

CIO Solutions Recognized on CRN 2024 MSP 500 List

CIO Solutions Recognized on CRN® 2024 MSP 500 List Santa Barbara, CA, February 13, 2024 — CIO Solutions, Productivity Enhanced, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named CIO Solutions to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the MSP Pioneer 250 category for 2024. The MSP 500 list is compiled… Read more »

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Employee Spotlight: Kevin Tran

Behind the Screens- Meet Kevin Meet Kevin, a seasoned Project Engineer out of our San Luis Obispo office with six years of dedicated service at CIO Solutions (time flies!). Born on the island of Honolulu, Hawaii, at the age of 4 Kevin moved to Perris, California. He spent much of his life in the Inland… Read more »

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Employee Spotlight: Blake Abbott

Behind the Screens- Meet Blake Introducing Blake, one of our tech wizards from our Fresno office. Blake is a local, born and raised right here in California’s Central Valley. Having joined our ranks two years ago (come June), Blake brings an impressive arsenal of skills, including an A.S. in Information Technology and a collection of… Read more »

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Forming Your IT Dream Team: Building an Effective IT Steering Committee

Forming Your IT Dream Team: Building an Effective IT Steering Committee By Sean Gill, Director of Client Strategy IN THIS ARTICLE:  The Role of an IT Steering Committee Examples of roles in an IT Steering Committee Value of Integrating Your IT Provider Steps to Establish an Effective Committee Maximizing the Impact of Your Committee Technology… Read more »

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Supporting Users While Safeguarding Against Social Engineering

Supporting Users While Safeguarding Against Social Engineering By Eric Egolf, CEO Cyberattacks have evolved in many ways, and one major concern on the rise is the surge in social engineering threats targeting support teams. The MGM hacks made headlines recently for this when a straightforward call to the help desk resulted in a major security… Read more »

Advanced Remote Desktop (RDP) Solutions for Central and Southern California Businesses

Modern business operations rely significantly on seamless remote team operations. It is more important than ever for businesses to have access to secure, seamless, and flexible solutions that support hybrid and remote workforces. For Central and Southern California businesses seeking optimal efficiency, enhanced security, and streamlined operations, a game-changing solution exists Advanced remote desktop (RDP)… Read more »