How to ride a wave of ravenous demand for products and services

  How to ride a wave of ravenous demand for products and services By Russ Levanway, President Last year, so many of us had to cope with things we never even considered would happen. I don’t have to go into detail, of course — we all lived it. From working remotely, to COVID protocols, to… Read more »

CIO Solutions’ President Russ Levanway Expands His “Reach” in San Luis Obispo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIO Solutions’ President Russ Levanway Expands His “Reach” in San Luis Obispo September 24, 2021, San Luis Obispo, Calif. – Fulfilling a personal mission, CIO Solutions’ President, Russ Levanway, is moving forward with a planned multi-month professional transition from his corporate job to the non-profit world in San Luis Obispo. CIO Solutions,… Read more »

Ditch the Drama: 5 Ways to Stay Ahead of The Hackers

  Ditch the Drama: 5 Ways to Stay Ahead of The Hackers By Russ Levanway, President Ransomware attacks are getting to the point where they are becoming existential threats to organizations and can disrupt entire industries and supply chains.  If it wasn’t serious before, it is now.  Furthermore, hackers are increasingly sophisticated and daring, and… Read more »

How to Choose an IT Provider

Choosing the best IT provider for your business can be a daunting task. While there is no single foolproof indicator, if you do your homework and ask the right questions, you can make a well-informed decision. Here are some of the questions you should keep in mind as you evaluate your options. A qualified Managed... Read more »

Why A Managed Service Provider

CIO Solutions clients benefit from the collective expertise of over 50 technical resources (support, projects, strategy, etc.), and the familiarity of dedicated resources designed to be intimately familiar with your business and your environment. Clients of CIO Solutions benefit from: 24/7 support access with fast response and resolution times Field services technicians, rapid response agents,… Read more »

Santa Barbara Airbus

Position General Manager Company Name Santa Barbara Airbus Company Name Santa Barbara Airbus Year Founded 1983 Industry Transportation What does your company do/what service does your company offer? Santa Barbara Airbus runs daily shuttles to and from the Los Angeles International Airport, private charter bus, and Daytrip Adventures! Airbus is a service business that happens… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Walter Vargas

NAME Walter Vargas Barboza   JOB TITLE NOC Technician   LOCATION Costa Rica Tell us a little about yourself! I think I am a simple man that loves simple things like being in nature, riding bikes (I usually go to work by bike) or going hiking. I am a family man who loves spending time… Read more »

Microsoft Exchange 0-Day Vulnerability Incident

Microsoft Exchange 0-Day Vulnerability Incident As you have likely seen in the news, Microsoft Exchange servers were the target of a 0-day vulnerability attack that resulted in (and continues to produce) thousands of compromised accounts and ransomware infections. What happened in this attack and what steps did CIO Solutions take to protect our clients? Incident… Read more »

Case Study: Ghitterman, Ghitterman, and Feld

Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld The law offices of Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld enjoy increased productivity due to CIO Solutions effective and friendly support team. THE COMPANY Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld was founded in 1956 in Santa Barbara, CA. For the last 63 years, their mission, ‘Relentless commitment to protect our clients’ rights. Always.’ has been... Read more »

ShoreTel/Mitel Connect Integration to MS Teams – A Partial Migration Using AudioCodes SBC

Design Definition and Objective: We have a ShoreTel/Mitel Connect system with roughly 100 phones and want to start putting some users in the Microsoft Teams Phone System. Over time we will want the number of users in Teams to grow but at a minimum we will need our ECC(Call Center Users) to stay on ShoreTel…. Read more »