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 »

CIO Solutions’ President Russ Levanway Expands His “Reach” in San Luis Obispo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIO Solutions’ President Russ Levanway Expands His “Reach” in San Luis Obispo September 24, 2021, San Luis Obispo, Calif. – Fulfilling a personal mission, CIO Solutions’ President, Russ Levanway, is moving forward with a planned multi-month professional transition from his corporate job to the non-profit world in San Luis Obispo. CIO Solutions,… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Adrienne Silva

NAME Adrienne Silva   JOB TITLE Support Specialist-RRT   LOCATION Santa Barbara Tell us a little about yourself! I enjoy camping and taking a long motorcycle ride along the coast. Having family and close friends together for a nice weekend BBQ. Most of all, spending time with our 5 grandbabies. Getting to spoil them and… Read more »

Office 365 Unlicensed Product Error

Office 365 Unlicensed Product Error Issue: Logging in/using any Microsoft product gives you an “Unlicensed Product” error. Usually, this is in the form of a red or yellow warning bar and/or a yellow warning triangle next to your login name. The warning bar tells you that your license is expired or that you cannot use… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Roberto Morales

NAME Roberto Morales   JOB TITLE System Administrator   LOCATION Fresno Tell us a little about yourself! So a lot of my time outside of work is spent with my lady Vanessa, coming up on five years with her now. We like to spend a lot of weekends taking trips out of town to be… Read more »

Understanding The Enemy + Why Your Antivirus Isn’t Enough

  Understanding The Enemy + Why Your Antivirus Isn’t Enough By Russ Levanway, President You probably saw a dominant story in the news a couple of months ago about a major fuel shortage across the eastern seaboard. The pipeline that provides almost half the oil to the northeast and south came under a cyber-attack. Gas… Read more »

Ditch the Drama: 5 Ways to Stay Ahead of The Hackers

  Ditch the Drama: 5 Ways to Stay Ahead of The Hackers By Russ Levanway, President Ransomware attacks are getting to the point where they are becoming existential threats to organizations and can disrupt entire industries and supply chains.  If it wasn’t serious before, it is now.  Furthermore, hackers are increasingly sophisticated and daring, and… Read more »

WFH Minimum Standards

Work from Home Standards Recommended Minimum Hardware & Software Standards Working from home can be as productive as working from the office in many circumstances. Having the right equipment can make the difference between a great and a poor experience.  These recommendations are based on years of experience working with a variety of businesses using... Read more »

How to Choose an IT Provider

Choosing the best IT provider for your business can be a daunting task. While there is no single foolproof indicator, if you do your homework and ask the right questions, you can make a well-informed decision. Here are some of the questions you should keep in mind as you evaluate your options. A qualified Managed... Read more »

Why A Managed Service Provider

CIO Solutions clients benefit from the collective expertise of over 50 technical resources (support, projects, strategy, etc.), and the familiarity of dedicated resources designed to be intimately familiar with your business and your environment. Clients of CIO Solutions benefit from: 24/7 support access with fast response and resolution times Field services technicians, rapid response agents,… Read more »