Daniel Barnes

About Daniel Barnes

Daniel Barnes is the Digital Content Manager at Capital Network Solutions, and he also writes about IT issues for the CNS blog. Born and raised in Sacramento, Daniel graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Journalism. He has been writing for print and online publications for the last twenty years. His work has appeared in The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento News & Review, Comstock’s Magazine, Sacramento Magazine, East Bay Express and many more.
18 04, 2019

Office 365 Migration Success Story: Ray Stone Inc.

By |2019-04-16T16:46:44-07:00April 18th, 2019|Customer Case Studies, Office 365|0 Comments

At Capital Network Solutions, we take great pride in our customer success stories. In this post, we look at the story of Ray Stone, Inc., a Sacramento-based real estate investment and management company. Whether we act as your company's outsourced IT department or support your in-house IT staff, Capital Network Solutions offers IT services tailored to fit your business.

11 04, 2019

Windows 7 End of Life: What You Need to Know

By |2019-04-11T11:19:11-07:00April 11th, 2019|Industry News, IT Support & Managed IT Services|0 Comments

On January 14, 2020, the Windows 7 operating system will reach the end of its Extended Support phase. This deadline is otherwise known as Windows 7 "end-of-life."It sounds ominous, but what does it mean for your small business?In this article, we answer some frequently asked questions about Windows 7 end-of-life. Read further to find the best practices to make sure your systems remain secure, even after Microsoft stops supporting Windows 7.

9 04, 2019

Top Managed-IT Service Providers in Sacramento

By |2019-04-10T16:28:42-07:00April 9th, 2019|IT Support & Managed IT Services, Local News & Events|Comments Off on Top Managed-IT Service Providers in Sacramento

We are occasionally asked to name some of the other IT service providers in the greater Sacramento area.  Since we want our customers to be as informed as possible, we never shy away from providing honest answers, even regarding our direct competition. Therefore, we put together a list of some of the other Sacramento area information technology companies that made the 2019 Sacramento Business Journal list.  This list only includes the companies that focus on working with IT equipment like servers, networks, PCs and end-user support, as opposed to those that specialize in software development, project management or IT staffing.

5 04, 2019

Top Sacramento IT Consulting Companies 2019

By |2019-04-10T16:28:46-07:00April 5th, 2019|Industry News, Local News & Events|Comments Off on Top Sacramento IT Consulting Companies 2019

When Sacramento Business Journal published its annual list of the Top Information Technology Consulting Companies in the area, Capital Network Solutions made the cut for the fifth year in a row. Click the link to see the full top 25.

3 04, 2019

Microsoft Teams vs. Slack Comparison: 8 questions to consider before choosing

By |2019-04-03T08:48:36-07:00April 3rd, 2019|Industry News|Comments Off on Microsoft Teams vs. Slack Comparison: 8 questions to consider before choosing

The market-leading collaboration apps Microsoft Teams and Slack are fighting an all-out battle for cloud-based teamwork supremacy. There are many similarities between the two platforms, but which one works better for your small business? In this article, we break down the crucial differences in the Teams vs. Slack fight. We also go over the eight questions that every small business should consider before making a final decision.

1 04, 2019

How Much Do Managed-IT Services Cost?

By |2019-04-03T08:54:38-07:00April 1st, 2019|IT Support & Managed IT Services|Comments Off on How Much Do Managed-IT Services Cost?

In this post, we break down managed-IT service and support plan costs, including the five questions that every business should ask before hiring a managed service provider. We go through the different types of managed service plans, and break down the costs of hiring an "IT guy" versus outsourcing your IT department to Capital Network Solutions. The information in this article is based on our three decades of experience delivering reliable IT support and ironclad cybersecurity to small and mid-sized businesses in the Sacramento area, as well as throughout Northern California and the western United States.

21 03, 2019

How Much Data Can a Barracuda Backup Device Handle?

By |2019-03-29T11:19:04-07:00March 21st, 2019|Backups|Comments Off on How Much Data Can a Barracuda Backup Device Handle?

These days, threats to your business data are as omnipresent as superhero movies.  Supervillain hackers can penetrate standard security measures from the outside, while mild-mannered, untrained end-users can increase [...]

13 03, 2019

Top Cybersecurity Awareness Training Companies

By |2019-04-02T16:47:05-07:00March 13th, 2019|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on Top Cybersecurity Awareness Training Companies

As cybercriminals develop increasingly advanced methods of breaching your business network and hijacking your data, the field of cybersecurity awareness training has expanded in response to the threats.  The [...]

12 03, 2019

What is the real cost of a data breach on small businesses?

By |2019-04-02T16:45:45-07:00March 12th, 2019|Backups, Cybersecurity|Comments Off on What is the real cost of a data breach on small businesses?

Horror stories of malicious cyberattacks and mass data breaches at large, international corporations like Equifax, Sony and Home Depot have dominated headlines in recent years, but small and mid-sized [...]

5 03, 2019

Does my business need cybersecurity awareness training?

By |2019-04-02T16:44:47-07:00March 5th, 2019|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on Does my business need cybersecurity awareness training?

In this Article: What are your biggest cybersecurity risks? How does cybersecurity awareness training work? What is the importance of cybersecurity awareness? What are some of the [...]