Employee Spotlight- Joseph King

NAME Joseph King JOB TITLE vCIO LOCATION Santa Barbara Tell us a little about yourself! I was born and raised in a small town in Ireland, lived and worked in Corporate IT in Dublin for about 12 years, and moved to Santa Barbara in 2014. I’ve worked in just about every IT role from helpdesk,… Read more »

Client Spotlight- Peoples’ Self-Help Housing

      Company Name Peoples' Self-Help Housing Year Founded 1970 Industry Nonprofit, Housing What does your company do/what service does your company offer? We support low-income families, farmworkers, seniors, and veterans and provide welcoming environments for those living with disabilities and for the formerly homeless. Along with building and managing beautiful and accessible neighborhoods,... Read more »

Working from home? Don’t sacrifice your health or comfort

Working from home? Don’t sacrifice your health or comfort. By Russ Levanway, President A lot of us started working from home last March without any idea how long the situation would go on. Maybe we thought it was temporary; everything would be back to normal in a couple of months or so, right? That’s what… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Kenny Emerson

NAME Kenneth Emerson JOB TITLE Remote Service Specialist LOCATION Santa Barbara Tell us a little about yourself! I am an avid home brewer, musician and car nut. Music has been a large part of my life since a young age. I currently play in 2 bands in Santa Barbara county covering Classic Rock. Brewing has… Read more »

Why COVID-Induced Work From Home is Open Season For Hackers

Why COVID-Induced Work From Home is Open Season For Hackers By Russ Levanway, President Working from home has become a new norm for many of us, and it looks like it will be for some time. Just last week, Google announced that it won’t require employees to return to the office until next summer, a… Read more »

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 Biancone

NAME Michael Biancone 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… 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 »