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 »

Employee Spotlight- Joseph King

NAME Joseph King JOB TITLE vCIO LOCATION Santa Barbara Tell us a little about yourself! I was born and raised in a small town in Ireland, lived and worked in Corporate IT in Dublin for about 12 years, and moved to Santa Barbara in 2014. I’ve worked in just about every IT role from helpdesk,… Read more »

Client Spotlight- Peoples’ Self-Help Housing

      Company Name Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Year Founded 1970 Industry Nonprofit, Housing What does your company do/what service does your company offer? We support low-income families, farmworkers, seniors, and veterans and provide welcoming environments for those living with disabilities and for the formerly homeless. Along with building and managing beautiful and accessible neighborhoods,… Read more »

Working from home? Don’t sacrifice your health or comfort

Working from home? Don’t sacrifice your health or comfort. By Russ Levanway, President A lot of us started working from home last March without any idea how long the situation would go on. Maybe we thought it was temporary; everything would be back to normal in a couple of months or so, right? That’s what… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Kenny Emerson

NAME Kenneth Emerson JOB TITLE Remote Service Specialist LOCATION Santa Barbara Tell us a little about yourself! I am an avid home brewer, musician and car nut. Music has been a large part of my life since a young age. I currently play in 2 bands in Santa Barbara county covering Classic Rock. Brewing has… Read more »

Why COVID-Induced Work From Home is Open Season For Hackers

Why COVID-Induced Work From Home is Open Season For Hackers By Russ Levanway, President Working from home has become a new norm for many of us, and it looks like it will be for some time. Just last week, Google announced that it won’t require employees to return to the office until next summer, a… Read more »

SpamTitan Quarantine Tuning

SpamTitan Quarantine Tuning SpamTitan Quarantine filters can be tuned by individual users to help the engine work best for them.  Whitelists and Blacklists can be modified by the individual, while an Outlook plug-in and change of spam score threshold can be modified by CIO Solutions Support. To modify your individual Whitelists and Blacklists: Login to… Read more »

CIO Private Cloud- Multiple Monitors

Expanding your cloud session across multiple monitors: First, log into your cloud as you normally would (https://cioprivatecloud.com/vpn/index.html) When your cloud session has opened, locate the black Citrix toolbar and click to expand the menu. From this menu, select the “Window” option Your cloud window will shrink down so that it is no longer full-screen. Grab… Read more »