Employee Spotlight: Marwa El Abbadi

Behind the Screens- Meet Marwa Marwa has been a member of team CIO Solutions going on 2 years. She was born in Santa Barbara, to parents who immigrated there from Boone County, Missouri, and Alexandria, Egypt. She currently lives in Goleta with her cat, Fire Lord Ozai. On your average weekend, you’ll probably find her… Read more »

Business-IT Alignment – The Secret to Propelling Your Business to New Heights

Business-IT Alignment The Secret to Propelling Your Business to New Heights By Sean Gill, Director of Client Strategy IN THIS ARTICLE:  What Business-IT Alignment Means Best Practices for Alignment For every business leader, the ultimate goal is not just to survive, but to thrive and achieve success. For any organization that depends on technology to… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Diego Montero

Behind the Screens- Meet Diego Montero Meet Diego Montero, the Backups Team Lead at CIO Solutions. His decade-long journey began at TekTegrity before the company merged with CIO Solutions.  Today, Diego plays an important role in safeguarding our clients’ data. His specialization in the tools and technologies we use ensures the highest quality of service… Read more »

CIO Solutions Acquires Compass Consulting in Ventura

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, and IT consulting to small… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Carlos Salazar

Behind the Screens- Meet Carlos Meet Carlos Salazar, a dynamic member of the team based in our Fresno office. He hails from the vibrant city of Miami, FL, and embraces his rich heritage of Cuban and Mexican roots. Carlos finds his motivation in his two beautiful daughters and his amazing wife, who serve as constant… Read more »

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 »

How To: Log in with MFA Number Matching

Number matching is a verification method in which users enter their password as normal and are then provided with a verification number. That verification number must be entered into the Microsoft Authenticator app on their mobile device to grant access. This is a slightly different login process than you may be used to! How to… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Michael Barnes

Behind the Screens- Meet Michael Meet Michael Barnes, one of our brilliant Senior Engineers who has been with us for just over 9 years! He’s instrumental in ensuring our systems are properly designed, maintained, and functioning up to standards. Born in Garden Grove, he’s called Fresno his home since he was two years old. When… 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 »

Turning your Conference Rooms into Teams Rooms

Turning your Conference Rooms into Teams Rooms By Josh Farlow, Director of Cloud Services At the height of WFH, we all got used to virtual meetings. Most everyone has used Microsoft Teams video conferencing to some degree. But now that people are returning to the office more and more, there’s a disconnect between virtual meetings… Read more »