Employee Spotlight: Ignacio Monge

Behind the Screens- Meet Ignacio Ignacio is a skilled member of our backups team. They handle the managed backup services for our clients. Ignacio says, “we’re in charge of all backup services provided to our clients. This means keeping all machines’ backups done and working fine, also detecting issues or possible problems with the client… Read more »

Upgrade Your Tech BEFORE the End (of Life)

  Upgrade tech BEFORE the End (of Life)  By Sean Gill, vCIO  “All good things must come to an end”, wrote Chaucer in his poem, Troilus and Criseyde. Alas, who knew that this would be particularly true in the realm of technology today? Many of us have fond memories of long-lost operating systems (Windows XP… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Cahil Mignault

Behind the Screens- Meet Cahil Mignault Cahil has been a part of Team CIO for just over 3 years now. Raised in the Carpinteria area, he has been living in Santa Barbara for 15 years. He is based out of our Santa Barbara office where he works as a member of CIO’s Rapid Response Team… Read more »

Position Your Business for Success with IT Roadmapping

Position Your Business for Success with IT Roadmapping By Eric Egolf, CEO Planning, budgeting, and prioritizing for IT can be a complex process. Big-picture, strategic planning is a critical part of maturing a business’s IT operations. But many businesses don’t know where to start with this type of planning. Even if they do, many encounter… Read more »

Components of an IT Roadmap | IT Budgeting & Strategy

Components of an IT Roadmap | IT Budgeting & Strategy By Eric Egolf, CEO IT roadmapping can have a major impact on moving a business IT strategy from reactive to proactive. It is the process of itemizing IT projects, subscriptions, software, and services into a timeline-based spreadsheet to better understand upcoming costs, projects, and overall… Read more »

Email Safety | 5 Ways to Spot a “Phishy” Email

Email Safety | 5 Ways to Spot a “Phishy” Email Quick Tips & Best Practices We rely on email for many functions of business today. This makes it an excellent tool for bad actors to exploit. Email is one of the quickest and easiest opportunities threat actors have at their disposal. Threat actors have gotten… Read more »

IT Support & Services – Santa Barbara

IT Support & Services | Santa Barbara Finding the Right Fit   When evaluating your options for an IT support & service company in Santa Barbara, it’s important to start with the right questions. It seems obvious to jump right in with the specifics. What’s the company’s IT service delivery process? What do the pricing… Read more »

Reframing your approach to IT security decisions in 2022

Reframing your approach to IT security decisions in 2022 By Sean Gill, vCIO  The IT Security landscape has shifted over the past couple of years. In an article from MIT Technology Review, it is reported that in 2021, more zero-day vulnerabilities were released than in the past 10 years. This number nearly doubled the number… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- George Hamparson

JOB TITLE Deployment Team Supervisor LOCATION San Luis Obispo Tell us a little about yourself! My free time not occupied by my kids’ high school activities is spent either on the beach kicking sand, or in the garage turning a wrench. Where are you from? Born and raised in Fresno, CA. Relocated to Arroyo Grande… Read more »

How to ride a wave of ravenous demand for products and services

  How to ride a wave of ravenous demand for products and services By Russ Levanway, President Last year, so many of us had to cope with things we never even considered would happen. I don’t have to go into detail, of course — we all lived it. From working remotely, to COVID protocols, to… Read more »