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. In his free time, Daniel co-hosts the Dare Daniel Podcast.
2 04, 2020

Improving Customer Service with Microsoft

By |2020-03-05T17:09:21-08:00April 2nd, 2020|Cyber Security, Industry News, Partners|0 Comments

As Climatec expanded, they came to need a single, all-encompassing solution to connect multiple offices, adapt easily to business processes, and support employees out in the field. Like Climatec, your company can use automation and connected interactions to improve employee experience and customer satisfaction and innovate with proactive service. Contact Capital Network Solutions, Inc. to learn more about Dynamics 365 for Field Service and how it sets organizations apart by keeping the customer at the center of the business.

31 03, 2020

Cyberattack News Articles (April 2020) (IN PROGRESS)

By |2020-03-23T10:56:37-08:00March 31st, 2020|Cyber Security, Industry News|0 Comments

Headline Lead story...(200-300 words) Without further ado, let's dig into this month's cyberattack news articles.  We start with... CYBERATTACK NEWS ARTICLES (March 1-31, 2020) Sacramento Bee: California Man Gets [...]

26 03, 2020

Integrating Cloud-Based Strategies: 5 Areas of Focus

By |2020-03-19T09:19:02-08:00March 26th, 2020|Cloud Servers & Storage, Cyber Security, IT Support & Managed IT Services|Comments Off on Integrating Cloud-Based Strategies: 5 Areas of Focus

Moving to the cloud does not happen overnight, and the road there can often appear winding and poorly marked. It may not always be clear which move is the right one for your company. Advisors can help a business navigate this path, ensuring they are achieving the desired result and avoiding complications. At Capital Network Solutions. we want to ensure that your business makes the best possible choice when starting out on your cloud journey. Contact us to learn more about making the right choice.

25 03, 2020

Microsoft Teams Helps Hendrick Motorsports Win

By |2020-03-20T13:02:49-08:00March 25th, 2020|Industry News, Partners|0 Comments

In the sport of NASCAR, quick, clear and effective communication can make the difference between winning and losing.  To achieve high-speed communication and collaboration, Hendrick turned to Microsoft Teams.  Hendrick chose Microsoft for its efficient communication capabilities, with all tools accessible in a single, convenient location.  The racing team also preferred Microsoft's enterprise-grade, end-to-end security.

23 03, 2020

Coronavirus and Cybersecurity News Stories

By |2020-03-23T10:32:13-08:00March 23rd, 2020|Cyber Security, Industry News, IT Support & Managed IT Services, Local News & Events|0 Comments

In this special edition of the CNS Data Breach Report, Sacramento journalist Daniel Barnes collects news stories about cybersecurity concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. With more Americans working from home than ever, hackers are already stepping up their attacks on hospitals and other vulnerable organizations.

10 03, 2020

Global Teams: Collaborating Across the World

By |2020-03-10T08:08:53-08:00March 10th, 2020|Industry News, Office 365, Partners|0 Comments

The modern, decentralized workforce makes reliable and efficient communication more complicated and more critical than ever. Kim DeLine, COO for live streaming company Elevate K-12, advises that businesses tackle the problem by creating a "culture of empathy." In this post, we share a Forbes article in which DeLine outlines successful strategies for building engagement and celebrating diversity in your distributed workforce.

3 03, 2020

Cyberattack News Coverage (March 2020)

By |2020-03-06T09:20:41-08:00March 3rd, 2020|Cyber Security, Industry News, IT Support & Managed IT Services|Comments Off on Cyberattack News Coverage (March 2020)

Every month, Sacramento journalist Daniel Barnes compiles the latest cyberattack news coverage affecting organizations across the United States. In this month's post, Daniel looks at data breaches affecting a credit union in Idaho, a nonprofit organization in Maine and a school district in nearby Lodi, California.

1 03, 2020

How Much Do Managed IT Services Cost in 2020?

By |2020-03-19T09:49:06-08:00March 1st, 2020|IT Support & Managed IT Services|Comments Off on How Much Do Managed IT Services Cost in 2020?

In this post, we break down managed IT services 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 cyber security to small and medium-sized businesses in the Sacramento area, as well as throughout Northern California and the western United States.

27 02, 2020

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Story: Swarovski

By |2020-02-25T16:54:34-08:00February 27th, 2020|Cyber Security, Industry News, Partners|Comments Off on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Story: Swarovski

Coordinating teams and tools can be difficult, especially for global brands like Swarovski. That's why Swarovski decided to let go of its multiple sales tools in favor of a single, cohesive, connected system.  By entering a long-term partnership with Microsoft, Swarovski boosted the performance and mobility of its global sales workforce.

25 02, 2020

Science and Tech Events in Sacramento (March 2020)

By |2020-02-24T17:13:46-08:00February 25th, 2020|Industry News, IT Support & Managed IT Services, Local News & Events|Comments Off on Science and Tech Events in Sacramento (March 2020)

Are you interested in attending science and technology-related events in the Sacramento area? Each month, Capital Network Solutions highlights some of the top science and technology events occurring across the Sacramento region. Click to read about free and ticketed events happening in Northern California in March 2020.