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.
15 08, 2019

Microsoft 365 Customer Story: Lilly

By |2019-08-15T09:03:02-07:00August 15th, 2019|Cyber Security, Industry News, Office 365|0 Comments

Lilly is based in Indianapolis, but it maintains offices in 18 countries around the world.  That makes collaboration difficult, especially given the long, expensive, complicated and regulation-heavy process of developing new drugs.  Working with the integrated capabilities of Microsoft 365 helped Lilly share and analyze data faster and easier, which dramatically increased productivity.  

14 08, 2019

Cyber Breaches and Data Loss – August 2019

By |2019-08-14T09:31:39-07:00August 14th, 2019|Cyber Security, Industry News, IT Support & Managed IT Services|0 Comments

Despite the prevalence of malicious cyber breaches, many organizations still fail to prioritize information security. Roughly 67 percent of SMBs experienced a cyberattack last year, but 60 percent of SMBs do not have a cyberattack prevention plan in place. Meanwhile, only 9 percent of SMBs rank cyber security as a top priority, while 18 percent rate it as their lowest priority. At Capital Network Solutions, we try to close this dangerous knowledge gap by collecting and compiling news stories about cyber breaches. In this week's roundup, we look at attacks on the LAPD, the FDNY, and the largest property and casualty insurer in the country.

8 08, 2019

Top Home Network Installation Companies in Sacramento

By |2019-08-08T10:24:30-07:00August 8th, 2019|Industry News, Local News & Events|0 Comments

Capital Network Solutions can help design, set up and secure your Sacramento business IT, but we do not make house calls. That said, even if you don't become a CNS customer, we still want to answer all of your technology questions. Therefore, we compiled this list of the top home network installation companies in the Sacramento area.

7 08, 2019

Sacramento Managed Service Provider Success Story: JTS Engineering

By |2019-08-02T09:42:42-07:00August 7th, 2019|Customer Case Studies, Office 365|0 Comments

In our latest customer success story, we look at JTS Engineering, a Sacramento-based firm that completed over 5,000 projects in the last 40 years. As JTS Engineering grew and evolved over the years, the IT infrastructure became too much for any one person to handle. That's where Sacramento managed service provider Capital Network Solutions comes into play. When JTS partnered with CNS, it gained a true partner in technology.

1 08, 2019

Microsoft Teams Story: Think Up Consulting

By |2019-08-12T16:20:02-07:00August 1st, 2019|Office 365, Partners|0 Comments

Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Think Up Consulting is a young and fast-growing agency focused on adult learning.  The company specializes in brand strategy, change management and strategic consulting for its clients.  By leveraging the collaboration capabilities of Office 365 and Microsoft Teams, the agency helps global brands make deep, lasting connections with customers.

31 07, 2019

Capitol One: Biggest Data Breach Ever? Cyber Breach News Aug. 2019

By |2019-08-08T12:43:49-07:00July 31st, 2019|Cyber Security, Industry News, IT Support & Managed IT Services|0 Comments

According to a recent study by IBM and Sophos, U.S. data breaches cost an average of $8.19 million. That's more than double the worldwide average. The costs of a data breach are especially devastating to small businesses, but too many organizations wait to do something until it's too late. In this week's collection of cyber breach news stories from across the country, we look the Capitol One breach, as well as cyberattacks on a museum in San Francisco, a school district in Nevada and a radio station in Florida. We also provide an update on the 2017 Equifax security incident, which recently resulted in the biggest data breach fine of all time.

30 07, 2019

Sacramento Technology Events August 2019

By |2019-08-13T14:52:51-07:00July 30th, 2019|Local News & Events|0 Comments

Capital Network Solutions has served the technology needs of Sacramento businesses for over thirty years. As part of the Sacramento IT community, we like to promote local tech events. In this post, we highlight a handful of Sacramento technology events happening this month.

26 07, 2019

Top Security Awareness Training Companies 2019

By |2019-07-26T10:29:50-07:00July 26th, 2019|Cyber Security|0 Comments

As cybercriminals develop increasingly advanced methods of breaching your business network and hijacking your data, the field of cyber security awareness training has expanded in response to the threats.  The top companies in the security awareness training field combine interactive training modules, simulated phishing attacks, real-time reporting and frequent follow-ups to help transform your employees into human firewalls. Click to read more about the top cyber security awareness training companies.

25 07, 2019

CNS Stabilizes Solex IT Without Disrupting Day-to-Day Business

By |2019-08-08T14:17:08-07:00July 25th, 2019|Customer Case Studies|0 Comments

If an implement exists that can get pushed by or dragged behind a tractor, then Northern California business Solex Corporation probably sells it. Based in Dixon, Solex Corporation specializes in importing and distributing farm, landscape and light construction equipment in the western United States.  However, persistent server stability issues on the Solex Corporation network led to constant downtime and lost revenues. That's when Solex made the call to Capital Network Solutions. Click to read how CNS modernized and stabilized the Solex infrastructure without disrupting day-to-day business.

22 07, 2019

Microsoft Customer Story: City of Westminster College

By |2019-08-12T16:20:10-07:00July 22nd, 2019|Industry News|0 Comments

"Everyone deserves to be heard.  Teams has given Kabir a voice."For a student who is hard of hearing, it can be difficult to communicate in class.  That's why Esam Baboukhan, the e-learning manager at the City of Westminster College (CWC), introduced Microsoft Teams to facilitate the learning experience for every student, regardless of their ability to hear.  Since then, Esam noticed an improvement in student teamwork, especially with students that previously communicated through an interpreter.  It's just one way that the modern workplace enables effortless communication and collaboration in the cloud.