Understanding Office 365

Understanding Office 365  By Josh Farlow, Director of Cloud Services You’ve likely heard of Microsoft 365* in some form. However, what it is and what people think it is, are often two different things. Many people still think of it in limited terms. Without understanding the full value and extent of productivity benefits this tool… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Maniver Sandhu

Behind the Screens- Meet Maniver Meet Maniver! She is one of CIO Solutions’ awesome client success managers (CSMs). She moved to the United States from India in 2008. A member of the CIO Solutions team for the past 4 years, her home base is our Fresno office. She guides her clients (in both the SLO… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Ignacio Monge

Behind the Screens- Meet Ignacio Ignacio is a skilled member of our backups team. They handle the managed backup services for our clients. Ignacio says, “we’re in charge of all backup services provided to our clients. This means keeping all machines’ backups done and working fine, also detecting issues or possible problems with the client… Read more »

Upgrade Your Tech BEFORE the End (of Life)

  Upgrade tech BEFORE the End (of Life)  By Sean Gill, vCIO  “All good things must come to an end”, wrote Chaucer in his poem, Troilus and Criseyde. Alas, who knew that this would be particularly true in the realm of technology today? Many of us have fond memories of long-lost operating systems (Windows XP… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Cahil Mignault

Behind the Screens- Meet Cahil Mignault Cahil has been a part of Team CIO for just over 3 years now. Raised in the Carpinteria area, he has been living in Santa Barbara for 15 years. He is based out of our Santa Barbara office where he works as a member of CIO’s Rapid Response Team… Read more »

Email Safety | 5 Ways to Spot a “Phishy” Email

Email Safety | 5 Ways to Spot a “Phishy” Email Quick Tips & Best Practices We rely on email for many functions of business today. This makes it an excellent tool for bad actors to exploit. Email is one of the quickest and easiest opportunities threat actors have at their disposal. Threat actors have gotten… Read more »

Reframing your approach to IT security decisions in 2022

Reframing your approach to IT security decisions in 2022 By Sean Gill, vCIO  The IT Security landscape has shifted over the past couple of years. In an article from MIT Technology Review, it is reported that in 2021, more zero-day vulnerabilities were released than in the past 10 years. This number nearly doubled the number… Read more »

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 »