CIO Solutions is now certified and authorized by Microsoft to sell and support Microsoft Online Services in addition to helping clients migrate to these cloud-based services. CIO Solutions has been implementing Microsoft Solutions in the Santa Barbara and Tri Counties area since 1986 making Microsoft Online Services a natural fit. Microsoft Online Services helps customers cut the total cost of ownership associated with premise-based solutions by allowing customers the flexibility to migrate portions of their Microsoft infrastructure to the cloud. “It’s not a fit for all of our clients, but it makes a lot of sense for some, especially in the SMB space” says Andrew West, CTO of CIO Solutions. “In Santa Barbara, most small business have few choices while maintaining relatively complex server and email environments. Microsoft Online Services offers these companies the choice to remove some of those complexities, effectively moving capital expenditure spending to operational expenses. We recognize the benefits that the cloud has to offer, and CIO Solutions is ready to pass on those advantages to our clients today.”