Company Cohesiveness in The Time of Coronavirus

Company Cohesiveness in The Time of Coronavirus By Russ Levanway, President My, how things have changed since I last wrote in. Our company weathered the sudden shelter-in-place mandate well, then adapted accordingly as businesses started reopening. The first few weeks were focused on getting everyone as productive as possible and plugged in as possible –… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Michael

NAME Michael JOB TITLE Account Manager LOCATION Santa Barbara Tell us a little about yourself! Born and raised in Germany, schooled in England before moving to the States when I was 18. Enjoy cooking, gardening and tennis. My wife, Ingrid, and I started dating when we were 20 years old, and have been married for… Read more »

WFH Client Reactions

Carmel & Naccasha “Carmel & Naccasha wants to send a huge thank you to our friends at CIO Solutions and Digital West and each of their employees for ensuring our firm can continue to work remotely during this difficult time. We wouldn’t be able to protect our clients, attorneys, paralegals, and staff if it wasn’t… Read more »

Sheltering in Place…Now What?

Sheltering in Place…Now What? By Eric Egolf, CEO Although it may be a while before the metaphorical dust settles from the COVID-19 situation, we are slowly entering a phase in which the planning parts of our brain can be used. That’s not to say that we know if we will have a u-shaped recovery, v-shaped… Read more »

Your Business IT Plan

Your Business’ IT Preparedness Plan- COVID-19

  Information Technology & Your Business Preparedness Plans COVID-19 has been making a lot of noise in the news lately. Due to increased restrictions and closures across the world, businesses are forced to consider what this will mean for their productivity. As an IT partner and provider, CIO Solutions plays a critical role in not… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Randy

NAME Randy JOB TITLE Dedicated Client Team   LOCATION San Luis Obispo Tell us a little about yourself! I have received my Bachelors of Science Degree in Software Engineering at University of Phoenix back in 2014. Traditional classroom working a different trade would not allow me for a normal schedule I wanted to initially create… Read more »

Fighting Friction

Fighting Friction By Russ Levanway, President In November, I attended the World of Business Ideas Conference in New York City with a group from the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. (If you’ve never been, it’s a terrific conference, great for sparking ideas.) Amid the programming, one keynote from Zoe Chance stood out to me. She… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Quicheeta

NAME Quicheeta  JOB TITLE Remote Support Specialist & Field Services Technician   LOCATION Santa Barbara Tell us a little about yourself! I was a theater major and some days I am still not sure how I wound up in a tech career, but I love the challenge of it, so that is a plus. I… Read more »

A Tale of Two Skill Sets

A Tale of Two Skill Sets By Russ Levanway, President Imagine a factory that manufactures parts for buses. All day, every day, the people in this factory work hard to follow protocol, solve problems when machinery fails, and hone their productivity and skill over time. Let’s say that one employee becomes especially good at making bus… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Jeremy

NAME Jeremy JOB TITLE Remote Support Specialist LOCATION San Luis Obispo Tell us a little about yourself! I’m a gentleman rancher, a gaming nerd, a hobbyist sailor, and a tenacious problem solver. My wife, daughter and I moved back to the California’s Central Coast a few years ago to enjoy the unparalleled good climate and… Read more »