The Benefit of the Doubt

  By Russ Levanway, President I recently read a story in the local newspaper in which a claim was filed for wrongful termination by someone who worked at my daughters’ school. The news sure did not look good for the school: bad press, bad publicity. My initial reaction, though, wasn’t to assume the claim was true;… Read more »

Food Bank Volunteer Opportunity

  CIO Solutions is proud to partner with Foodbank of Santa Barbara for a unique volunteer opportunity.  CIO will be organizing volunteers to help Foodbank with food distribution in Goleta.  Volunteers will help set up the distribution area, unload trucks, and help recipients with their groceries.  Contact Mike Shinn at CIO if you are interested in… Read more »

Why Consumer-Grade Doesn’t Cut It

By Russ Levanway, President Late last month, the FBI reported on an attempt by Russian hackers to infect hundreds of thousands of residential routers in at least 54 countries with malware. With residential routers like Linksys and NetGear primarily affected, the FBI recommended that people restart their home router to disrupt the attack. In November last… Read more »

Why Consumer-Grade Doesn’t Cut It

By Russ Levanway, President Late last month, the FBI reported on an attempt by Russian hackers to infect hundreds of thousands of residential routers in at least 54 countries with malware. With residential routers like Linksys and NetGear primarily affected, the FBI recommended that people restart their home router to disrupt the attack.  In November last year, there… Read more »

Upping Our Game

By Russ Levanway, President Our recent combination with CIO Solutions has brought into focus the concept of “brand promises.” Unlike a mission or core values, brand promises are an extension of a company’s premise, a concrete takeaway for anyone who opts in to use its services. CIO Solutions has three brand promises, but it’s the first… Read more »

What’s In It For Me?

By Russ Levanway, President As I shared last month, TekTegrity is merging with Santa Barbara County’s CIO Solutions. So, what’s in it for our clients? In past posts, I’ve talked about the cloud: what it is, the technology behind it, its status in the San Luis Obispo & Fresno regions, and what all of that means… Read more »

CIO Solutions Brings TekTegrity Onboard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESanta Barbara based firm expands through merger with San Luis Obispo company March 22, 2018 (Santa Barbara, Calif.)— CIO Solutions and TekTegrity have announced the merger of their business operations to offer unsurpassed IT management and consulting services to Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Fresno Counties. The combined company will operate… Read more »

Exciting Changes at TekTegrity

By Russ Levanway, CEO Two years ago, I started up a conversation with Eric Egolf, CEO of CIO Solutions, a tech company not unlike our own, established in the late ‘80’s and based out of Santa Barbara. At the time, we were friendly competitors sharing a border between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, but… Read more »

CIO Solutions Brings TekTegrity Onboard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Barbara based firm expands through merger with San Luis Obispo company March 22, 2018 (Santa Barbara, Calif.)— CIO Solutions and TekTegrity have announced the merger of their business operations to offer unsurpassed IT management and consulting services to Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Fresno Counties. The combined company will… Read more »

Fork-lifting Into The Cloud vs Optimizing In The Cloud

By Ruby Nahal, Senior Engineer  If you are a business who has decided to dive into the countless benefits of the “cloud approach” to boost innovation and thus boost productivity, growth and profitability, the next decision is the migration approach. Many different methodologies can be used to migrate to the cloud. Normally you want to really… Read more »