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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »