Where Planning Has Its Limits

Where Planning Has Its Limits By Russ Levanway, President With the new year, I’ve been thinking a lot about where we are now versus where we were this time in 2020. This might be stating the obvious, but many assumptions we had going into 2020 have been turned on their head.  Going into 2020, everything… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Hass Sadighi

NAME Hass Sadighi JOB TITLE Senior Systems Administrator LOCATION Santa Barbara Tell us a little about yourself! When I was growing up, playing sports was my favorite thing to do. Now that I am getting older, I am trying to learn to play piano. Where are you from? Glastonbury, CT How long have you been… Read more »

ShoreTel and Microsoft Teams Phones – Lessons From First Customer Implementation

Early on in the pandemic all we were hearing about in the IT world was about collaboration and distributed workforce tools, i.e. Slack, Teams, Zoom, One Drive and Sharefile to name a few. To keep ourselves busy during that uncertain time(March/April 2020) myself and Josh from CIO Solutions took it upon ourselves to learn the… Read more »

Zoom for Cloud Desktops

Zoom for Cloud Desktops As work from home has become the new standard and we rely on video more than ever, we would like to ensure all of CIO Cloud clients have the best experience possible when joining Zoom meetings. To enhance the video and audio quality in your cloud desktop to HD level, please… Read more »

Holiday Tech Refresh Guide

Recommendations- Tech Refreshes & Holiday Upgrades Why would CIO Solutions, a managed service provider for business, be giving suggestions for personal technology devices? WFH has put consumer devices into corporate environments. Although we would love for all WFH environments to have business class devices we recognize that this isn't always possible. Accordingly, we can help... Read more »

Client Spotlight- Ghitterman, Ghitterman, and Feld

  Name Kaylen Steele Position Firm Administrator Company Name Ghitterman, Ghitterman, and Feld   Company Name Ghitterman, Ghitterman, and Feld Year Founded 1956 Industry Law What does your company do/what service does your company offer? Our law firm is focused on serving injured and disabled people. We handle workers’ compensation, Social Security, Disability Retirement, personal… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Mike Shinn

NAME Mike Shinn JOB TITLE Support Manager LOCATION Santa Barbara Tell us a little about yourself! I enjoy living in Santa Barbara with my wife and two kids Where are you from? I grew up in Upland, CA but went to UCSB – the path many take who move to Santa Barbara How long have… Read more »

An unexpected trick to becoming a successful manager

An unexpected trick to becoming a successful manager By Russ Levanway, President In January, when our leadership team picked up the book Under the Hood: Fire Up and Fine-Tune Your Employee Culture by Stan Slap, we had no idea how important it would become later in the year. The book addresses how to keep a… Read more »

Client Spotlight- Collaboration Business Consulting

  Name Michael Gunther Position President/Senior Consultant Company Name Collaboration Business Consulting Company Name Collaboration Business Consulting Year Founded 1995, moved from Atlanta, GA to the Central Coast 17 years ago Industry Business Consulting What does your company do/what service does your company offer? Exceptional business consultants offer more than advice to their clients. At… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Tina Hernandez

NAME Agustina Hernandez JOB TITLE Service Supervisor LOCATION Fresno Tell us a little about yourself! Born and raised on the central coast & the oldest daughter of 4 siblings, yes a household of women! Moved to Fresno in 2006 at age17 where I met my now husband, Salvador. I live and breathe Disney, it’s in… Read more »