About Daniel Barnes

Daniel's work has appeared in The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento News & Review, Comstock’s Magazine, Sacramento Magazine, East Bay Express, and many more print and online publications.
15 07, 2020

Windows Virtual Desktop Success Story: Gallien-Krueger

By |2020-06-30T15:18:48-07:00July 15th, 2020|Cloud Servers and Storage, IT Support and Managed Services, Partners|Comments Off on Windows Virtual Desktop Success Story: Gallien-Krueger

Robert Gallien's bass amps offer the most advanced technology available, so naturally, he wants the best technology solutions for his business. The company uses the SYSPRO ERP application as an inventory and accounting system to ensure everything runs smoothly. SYSPRO ERP integrates into almost every aspect of the business, getting used for inventorying, invoicing, purchasing orders, and more. This integrated solution helped GK build a customer-centric organization, and it was all made possible by Windows Virtual Desktop.

8 07, 2020

BYOD Risks and Benefits

By |2020-06-24T11:17:52-07:00July 8th, 2020|Industry News, IT Support and Managed Services|Comments Off on BYOD Risks and Benefits

There are many positives for companies and employees in allowing users to bring their personal devices to work, and the move to BYOD is only set to grow. A report by Global Market Insights found the BYOD market is on course to hit almost $367 billion by 2022, a 10-fold increase since 2014. But that means IT managers need to be on the front foot when it comes to BYOD security.

1 07, 2020

Penetration Tests: Powered by Hackers

By |2020-06-24T11:18:52-07:00July 1st, 2020|Cyber Security|Comments Off on Penetration Tests: Powered by Hackers

Black hat hackers threaten your IT network, so why not hire some white hat hackers to strengthen your security posture? Businesses can reveal chinks in their security armor by hiring good-guy hackers to launch simulated cyberattacks. Read further to find the three practices that will ensure the best results from a penetration test.

23 06, 2020

Information Technology Strategies for Law Offices and Accounting Firms

By |2020-06-19T12:34:08-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Cyber Security, Industry News, Partners|Comments Off on Information Technology Strategies for Law Offices and Accounting Firms

The smart implementation of technology can be a challenge for any small business. For law offices and accounting firms, though, it can mean the difference between retaining and losing clients. However, some small law and accounting firms still try to operate without dependable IT support. For those businesses, we offer these five strategies for improving productivity and protecting profits through technology.

18 06, 2020

Microsoft Teams Customer Service Capabilities

By |2020-06-18T07:55:40-07:00June 18th, 2020|Industry News, Partners|Comments Off on Microsoft Teams Customer Service Capabilities

Digital transformation has evolved customer service by allowing automation to handle the easy issues, while people handle the complex ones. Watch this video to learn how global transport company Combi Terminal Twente (CTT) successfully integrated AtBot into Microsoft Teams to deliver always-on package tracking.

11 06, 2020

Office Messenger Etiquette: Basic Rules of Behavior

By |2020-06-01T12:13:17-07:00June 11th, 2020|Industry News, Partners|Comments Off on Office Messenger Etiquette: Basic Rules of Behavior

Teamwork apps give organizations the ability to adopt flexible work methods and expand their global reach. However, these apps have also created new avenues for awkward and embarrassing work behavior. Avoid HR issues and blacklists with these five basic rules of office messenger etiquette.

9 06, 2020

Dynamics 365 for Sales Professional Modernizes and Empowers Teams

By |2020-06-09T09:08:00-07:00June 9th, 2020|IT Support and Managed Services, Partners|Comments Off on Dynamics 365 for Sales Professional Modernizes and Empowers Teams

These days, sellers work with 6.8 stakeholders and 16 colleagues per deal. As a result, sales cycles are longer and more complex than ever before. To stay ahead of the curve, modern sellers need to evolve beyond legacy methods of tracking customer interactions and progress updates. That's where Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides a competitive advantage.

26 05, 2020

Data Protection and Office 365

By |2020-05-15T12:34:21-07:00May 26th, 2020|Cyber Security, Office 365|Comments Off on Data Protection and Office 365

Small businesses deserve the benefits of the cloud as much as any other company, and now they can do so without worrying about the security of their data. Click to see a video that shows how Office 365 protects your important business data. If you need help migrating your business to Office 365, call CNS at (916) 366-6566.

21 05, 2020

Microsoft Teams Streamlines Research at HRI

By |2020-05-08T09:19:38-07:00May 21st, 2020|Industry News, Partners|Comments Off on Microsoft Teams Streamlines Research at HRI

International collaboration between medical researchers is essential for staying on top of current research and best practices. Enabling researchers to share their work with colleagues around the world effortlessly can make a huge difference. In the case of the Heart Research Institute (HRI), it could be the difference between disease and cure, and between life and death. With so much on the line, it's no surprise that HRI chose Microsoft to streamline processes and improve efficiency.

19 05, 2020

Microsoft Teams Story: Schneider Electric

By |2020-05-19T09:13:10-07:00May 19th, 2020|Cyber Security, Industry News, Office 365|Comments Off on Microsoft Teams Story: Schneider Electric

Inclusivity is not just a key characteristic of today's workforce. It's necessary to create products that appeal to customers across the globe. Watch this video to learn how Schneider Electric used Microsoft Teams to create a compelling diversity and inclusion campaign. Then, follow Capital Network Solutions to learn how Teams can empower your organization.