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 »

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 »

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 »

Choosing an IT Provider

How Do you Choose? Choosing an IT provider can be challenging. How do you find a company you can really trust? Anyone can make claims about their reputation and expertise and even the worst providers can dredge up a positive testimonial or two for marketing purposes. But how do you ensure you are contracting with… 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 »

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 »

One simple way to keep your business from slipping

One simple way to keep your business from slipping By Russ Levanway, President Have you ever tried to walk uphill on ice or loose gravel? Without the grip of a smooth surface, forward progress is nearly impossible, or, at best, inconsistent. In one of my favorite books, Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, author Gino… Read more »

Am I Getting Through?

Am I Getting Through? By Russ Levanway, President At one year after CIO Solutions brought on TekTegrity, we have a lot to celebrate, and a lot more still to do when it comes to integrating. It’s sort of like a marriage after one year: the vows have been spoken, the cake has been cut, the honeymoon… Read more »