Why it’s Time to Ditch Work-Life Balance and Focus on Work-Life Blend

This article was featured in the July 2017 issue of Santa Barbara Lawyer Magazine  By: Michelle P. Baca, PhD – Business Development & Marketing Manager, CIO Solutions   Our company sells a Cloud Desktop solution. We tout it as a solution for productivity, as a technology that means you can work anywhere that has an... Read more »

Central Coast Angel Investor and CIO Solutions’ Company Founder and Chairman, John Petote awarded Prestigious Pioneer Award

SANTA BARBARA, CA., April 21, 2017 – CIO Solutions, the leading IT provider in Santa Barbara is proud to announce that company founder and chairman, John Petote, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Pioneer Award by the South Coast Business & Technology Awards Committee. This year marks the 23rd annual South Coast Business & Technology... Read more »

Citrix Xenapp Workload vs General Infrastructure Workload – Cost Comparison Using Windows 2016 Per Core SPLA

Summary: In this article, I explore the cost implications of the new Microsoft Server 2016 Per Core pricing model focusing exclusively on SPLA  pricing . There isn’t much info on the web that takes a holistic look at cost implications which is why I decided to post my results and the spreadsheet. Specifically I wanted... Read more »

Is Your Business Safe From CryptoLocker?

By: Michelle P. Baca, PhD, Professional Services Manager   The Dreaded Red Alert  We promise our clients first call resolution and good customer service, so when someone calls in they’re getting an agent who will greet them warmly while springing into action to get the problem solved. If you want to see our agents move... Read more »

Citrix Xenapp with Nimble Storage All Flash Array

  Spoiler Alert – Nimble  All Flash Array creates great user experience with Citrix and MCS.    Overview: We purchased a Nimble CS460 X2 for our environment about 3.5 years ago. The CS460 is effectively a Hybrid Array although nimble calls it an Adaptive Flash Array... I guess because they think their caching algorithm is too... Read more »

CIO Solutions Expands and Moves Its Headquarters by Jonatha King

CIO Solutions is already one of the Central Coast’s leading computer consulting and network management companies, and they are expanding again, this time moving their headquarters to 5425 Hollister Avenue in Santa Barbara. The official Ribbon Cutting event is scheduled for 4 p.m., Sept. 15, 2016. The community is invited to join in the celebration.... Read more »

Multi-Tenant Data Gold – How a CSP can use ExtraHop in a Multi-Tenant Private Cloud Environment

Summary:   In this article I will review how you can configure ExtraHop to get Multi-Tenant stats and dashboards which should resonate as a value add with any CSPs. It involves using ExtraHop triggers and some basic javascript. Once you understand this concept the world of possibilities open up. Items like ICA Latency Per User but... Read more »

CIO Solutions’ President, Eric Egolf, to present on IT Strategies Geared Towards Executives Running a Small to Mid-Sized Business

CIO Solutions' president, Eric Egolf, will be presenting at Collaboration Business Consulting in San Luis Obispo on Friday, June 10th at 8:30am. He will present on IT strategy for small to mid-sized businesses, exploring the pre-requisites a company needs before it can climb the value stack towards IT strategy. He will review some of the... Read more »

CIO Solutions opens SLO office

CIO Solutions, which provides computer consulting, and network management to more than 100 clients, has opened an office in San Luis Obispo. The company also has an office in Goleta. The SLO office will focus on San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County with an expertise in customized information technology solutions, with all-inclusive... Read more »

CIO Solutions Wins Coveted IT Contract with Newly Merged American Riviera Bank

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jonatha King, King Communications Cell: 805.637.7494; Ofc: 805.898.8990 Email: king@kingcommunications.biz January 27, 2016, Santa Barbara, Calif. – When American Riviera Bank (OTC Markets: ARBV) and The Bank of Santa Barbara recently merged under one name – American Riviera Bank -- each had its own IT management provider. As with most mergers,... Read more »