CIO Solutions Acquires Compass Consulting in Ventura

CIO Solutions Acquires Compass Consulting July 13, 2023, Ventura, Calif. – CIO Solutions, one of the Central Coast’s leading Computer Consulting and Network Management companies, has acquired Compass Consulting, further expanding its local presence. Compass Consulting is a Ventura County-based Information Technology consulting and managed services firm, providing cloud solutions, managed IT services, software development,… Read more »

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Safeguarding Your Business Beyond Device Security: The Rising Importance of Identity Protection

Safeguarding Your Business Beyond Device Security: The Rising Importance of Identity Protection By Eric Egolf, CEO IN THIS ARTICLE: What is User Identity About Identity Protection Solutions In today’s digital landscape, IT security is a hot topic of discussion, and for good reason. Security is a constantly changing and complex field and while it may… Read more »

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Business Email: M365’s Exchange Online vs. Exchange

Business Email: M365’s Exchange Online vs. Exchange Microsoft is a dominant player in the business email market. For most businesses, the question isn’t whether to use Microsoft email solutions, but rather “which one?” While Microsoft’s Exchange server solution has been the go-to option for years, the rise of cloud-based solutions has given businesses a more flexible… Read more »

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Neglecting MFA: The Scary Reality of Your Business Risk

Neglecting MFA: The Scary Reality of Your Business Risk IT security is more important than ever. Cyber-attacks and data breaches are a daily occurrence, they just don’t all make headlines. Businesses that fail to take proactive security measures put not only themselves at risk, but their customers too. One of today’s foundational security measures is… Read more »

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How To: Properly Power your Electronics

How To: Properly Power your Electronics By Mike Shinn, Support Manager IN THIS ARTICLE:  Power Distribution Considerations About Battery Backups Be Choosy With Your Power For years California has hoped for more rain – we certainly could use the water. Unfortunately, with each storm comes additional problems in the form of power glitches. California is… Read more »


Employee Spotlight: Tach Martinez

Behind the Screens- Meet Tach Meet Tach! Tach has been a Rapid Response Technician on team CIO for about a year and a half. As an RRT member, he answers the call for help when our clients hit a snag in their work day. This typically means taking phone calls to resolve issues, but in… Read more »

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SaaS Backups- Whose Job Is It Anyway?

  SaaS Backups: Whose Job Is It Anyway? The importance of backups for Microsoft 365  By Sean Gill, Director of Client Strategy IN THIS ARTICLE:  The Business Benefits of SaaS Solutions Understanding Microsoft’s Shared Responsibility Model Effectively Protecting Your Data More and more, companies are relying on Software as a Service (SaaS) applications to run… Read more »

CIO Solutions Receives SOC 2 Type II Attestation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIO Solutions Receives SOC 2 Type II Attestation Independent Audit Verifies CIO Solutions’ Internal Controls and Processes Santa Barbara, CA – January 2023 – CIO Solutions, a leading local IT Management and Cloud solution provider, announced that it has again completed its SOC 2 Type II audit. Performed by KirkpatrickPrice, this attestation… Read more »

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Why Blacklisting Spam May Not Work

Why Blacklisting Spam May Not Work  From CIO Support IN THIS ARTICLE:  What does it mean to “blacklist spam”? Blacklisting spam: a losing battle Alternatives to Blacklisting Imagine this scenario: you’re sitting at your desk and an email pings. It’s an invite to a business conference from a name that looks familiar. Glancing over it,… Read more »


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 »