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“Capital Network Solutions, Inc. (CNS) provides managed IT services and support to businesses in the Sacramento area, as well as across Northern California and throughout the western United States. For over 30 years, CNS has maintained the IT health and security of small and mid-sized businesses in a wide variety of industries.”
10 12, 2019

Everything You Need in a New Laptop

By |2019-11-27T09:20:36-07:00December 10th, 2019|Industry News|Comments Off on Everything You Need in a New Laptop

With the rise of mobile technology, combined with increasing urban congestion, remote work is becoming an accepted norm in the workplace. According to a 2018 study by the International Workplace Group, "70 percent of employees are working at least one day a week somewhere other than the office." So it’s no surprise that while sales of both desktop and tablet computers are set to fall in the coming years, Statistica forecasts global laptop sales to increase. Of course, not all laptops are created equal, so what are the most important features you should look for when purchasing this crucial piece of business hardware?

5 12, 2019

Windows 7 End of Support: Not the Only Reason to Migrate to Windows 10

By |2020-05-19T11:18:55-07:00December 5th, 2019|Cyber Security, Industry News, Partners|Comments Off on Windows 7 End of Support: Not the Only Reason to Migrate to Windows 10

The looming Windows 7 end of support deadline should be enough to prompt any business to accelerate migration to Windows 10. But fear of being marooned on an insecure operating system isn’t the only reason to make the move – there are many strong business reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 that will deliver real value to your staff and the company as a whole.

3 12, 2019

Six Reasons Your Small Business Needs the Cloud

By |2019-12-05T15:41:18-07:00December 3rd, 2019|Cloud Servers and Storage, Industry News|Comments Off on Six Reasons Your Small Business Needs the Cloud

By next year, more than 80 percent of all business workloads are expected to be moved to the cloud. Are you still hesitant about moving your small business operations to the cloud? In this post, we break down six reasons the cloud can help take your business to the next level.

21 11, 2019

Four Risks of Not Upgrading to Windows 10

By |2019-11-11T17:18:29-07:00November 21st, 2019|Cyber Security, Office 365, Partners|Comments Off on Four Risks of Not Upgrading to Windows 10

If you’re still running Windows 7 or Windows 8, you could be vulnerable to a range of risks. That’s because Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 way back in January 2015, and its extended support will end in January 2020. Additionally, Microsoft discontinued mainstream support for Windows 8 in January 2018, and will end extended support in January 2023.  This will leave you vulnerable to a wide range of risks, including cybersecurity attacks and hardware inefficiencies. 

19 11, 2019

Managed IT Services Providers or Full-Time IT Staff: Which is Cheaper?

By |2019-11-19T09:51:09-07:00November 19th, 2019|Industry News, IT Support and Managed Services, Pricing|Comments Off on Managed IT Services Providers or Full-Time IT Staff: Which is Cheaper?

In this post, we discuss whether it's cheaper to hire a full-time IT staff member or outsource the tasks to a managed IT services provider (MSP) like Capital Network Solutions in Sacramento.

12 11, 2019

Managed Services: Why SMBs Should Explore Managed IT

By |2020-01-07T16:34:36-07:00November 12th, 2019|Industry News, IT Support and Managed Services|Comments Off on Managed Services: Why SMBs Should Explore Managed IT

Running your own in-house IT support team can be prohibitively expensive for SMBs. However, managed services providers (MSPs) are lightening the IT budget burden with a more cost-effective approach to managing your IT needs. Outsourcing your IT support to an MSP like Capital Network Solutions saves you from paying full-time salaries to in-house IT staff. It can also connect you with industry-leading IT consulting expertise for a fraction of the cost of employing a CTO.

7 11, 2019

Should Your Data Be Living in the Cloud?

By |2019-11-01T08:40:22-07:00November 7th, 2019|Cloud Servers and Storage, Cyber Security, Partners|Comments Off on Should Your Data Be Living in the Cloud?

Whether we realize it or not, most of us use cloud computing services every day. But should your data be living in the cloud? In this post, we break down the positives and negatives of the public cloud, the private cloud and the hybrid cloud.

6 11, 2019

IT Trends of Tomorrow…Today!

By |2019-11-06T10:22:51-07:00November 6th, 2019|Industry News|Comments Off on IT Trends of Tomorrow…Today!

Every year, the Future Today Institute publishes a report on the IT trends of the future, which will affect various sectors of the economy. In 2019, the number of innovations mentioned in the forecast almost doubled compared with the previous year. Technologies are getting developed faster and faster. For your business to keep up, you’ll want to pay attention to the latest IT trends. What innovations in the field of IT will be in demand in 2020, and how should we apply the IT trends of the future to business development today?

24 10, 2019

Windows Server 2008 End-of-Life: What You Need to Know

By |2019-10-24T09:30:07-07:00October 24th, 2019|Cyber Security, Industry News, Partners|Comments Off on Windows Server 2008 End-of-Life: What You Need to Know

Microsoft has announced that it will end extended support for Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 on January 14, 2020. That means no more security updates or bug fixes, which could leave your data vulnerable to cyberattacks and other security breaches. However, a server upgrade requires detailed planning and a thorough implementation process. Contact Capital Network Solutions to learn more about your server upgrade options.