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.
17 09, 2019

Network Security News Roundup Sept. 2019

By |2019-09-17T09:20:26-07:00September 17th, 2019|Cyber Security, Industry News, IT Support & Managed IT Services|0 Comments

The Ponemon Institute released the 14th edition of its annual "Cost of a Data Breach Report" earlier this month. As you might expect, the numbers do not exactly inspire encouragement. According to the report, the average 2019 data breach cost $3.92 million, an increase of 1.3 percent over 2018. With cyberattacks growing both in volume and devastation, now is not the time to bury your head in the sand. In this week's network security news roundup, we look at data breaches affecting Florida schools, Oklahoma state troopers and the Boy Scouts of America.

11 09, 2019

Top Mobile Phone Repair Companies in Sacramento

By |2019-09-11T09:31:27-07:00September 11th, 2019|Industry News, Local News & Events|Comments Off on Top Mobile Phone Repair Companies in Sacramento

Smartphones are no longer a luxury accessory. Rather, they are a necessity for just about any business professional. As Sacramento's premier information technology company, CNS understands that there's almost nothing worse than a damaged iPhone. Unfortunately, we can't help you fix your broken screen, but we can help you find a reliable iPhone repairperson. In this post, we look at some of the top-rated mobile phone repair companies in Sacramento.

10 09, 2019

Dark Web Scans for Businesses

By |2019-09-05T10:40:44-07:00September 10th, 2019|Cyber Security, Local News & Events, Partners|Comments Off on Dark Web Scans for Businesses

Far too often, companies with compromised credentials for sale on the dark web don’t know it until informed by law enforcement.  Unfortunately, by that time, it’s probably too late. Are your business credentials getting sold on the dark web? Find out for sure with a complimentary, one-time dark web scan from Capital Network Solutions and ID Agent.

6 09, 2019

Microsoft Customer Story: John’s Crazy Socks

By |2019-09-03T11:50:52-07:00September 6th, 2019|Industry News, Office 365, Partners|Comments Off on Microsoft Customer Story: John’s Crazy Socks

John's Crazy Socks is more than a sock company.  It's a sock company with a mission.  While John's Crazy Socks filled over 100,000 orders, it also raised over $120,000 for various charity partners.  John's Crazy Socks donates 5 percent of all earnings to the Special Olympics.  Other charity partners include the National Down Syndrome Society and the Autism Society of America. The John's Crazy Socks story shows what can happen when you give someone the tools and the opportunity needed to succeed.

5 09, 2019

Sacramento Technology Events September 2019

By |2019-09-25T11:02:04-07:00September 5th, 2019|Industry News, Local News & Events|Comments Off on Sacramento Technology Events September 2019

Despite our extensive experience in the IT field here at Capital Network Solutions, we are always looking to evolve our skills and adopt new tools. In this post, we highlight a handful of the top local technology events happening in the Sacramento area in the month of September.

4 09, 2019

Teamwork Blockers Unblocked: Tools to Improve Collaboration

By |2019-08-14T14:57:43-07:00September 4th, 2019|Industry News, Office 365, Partners|Comments Off on Teamwork Blockers Unblocked: Tools to Improve Collaboration

According to Cummins CIO, Sherry Aaholm, "Millennials--who make up 57% of our workforce--expect to collaborate in real time, with video calls, texting, and coauthoring."Do you have the right tools to support your employees? You may want to consider modernizing your workplace with solutions like Microsoft Teams.At Capital Network Solutions, Inc., we want you to have a powerful collaboration and communication solution designed to meet the diverse work styles and needs of every group within your workforce. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you plan and implement a modern digital workplace.

29 08, 2019

Cyberattack News Roundup September 2019

By |2019-09-11T15:05:30-07:00August 29th, 2019|Cyber Security, Industry News|Comments Off on Cyberattack News Roundup September 2019

The newly released 2019 MidYearQuickView Data Breach Report offered some sobering facts about recent data breaches. Perhaps the most alarming finding from the report by RiskBased Security is that the majority of breaches exposed 10,000 or fewer records. In other words, no target is too small to get attacked. It’s all about the data. In this week's cyberattack news roundup, we look at attacks on a Catholic school in Colorado, a synagogue in Florida, and almost the entire Texas state government.

28 08, 2019

Helping Small Businesses Protect Their Data

By |2019-09-09T15:43:50-07:00August 28th, 2019|Industry News, Office 365, Partners|Comments Off on Helping Small Businesses Protect Their Data

Any craftsman will tell you that it's tough to do a good job without the proper tools.  Implementing the latest technology also helps your small business compete for the top talent.  Meanwhile, given the prevalence of malicious cyber breaches, every business large or small needs to protect their data.  Knowing your customer and employee data stays safe allows you to focus on your business, rather than your business network.

27 08, 2019

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service

By |2019-08-09T09:50:33-07:00August 27th, 2019|Industry News|Comments Off on Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service

Your customers won't always come to you. That's why your sales reps need a CRM solution that they can use on the go. At Capital Network Solutions, Inc., we know finding the right solution can be tough, so we're here to facilitate your search.With Microsoft Dynamics 365, you can extend service to the field when there is a need for onsite help and capture and display big data insights in a way your people can consume and act on the data.With Microsoft solutions, your team has more power to deliver personalized customer service than ever before. Contact us to find out how we can help.

22 08, 2019

Exposing the Top 4 Myths of Cloud Security

By |2019-08-01T12:16:21-07:00August 22nd, 2019|Cloud Servers & Storage, Cyber Security, Office 365|Comments Off on Exposing the Top 4 Myths of Cloud Security

Security breaches and their business impacts make the headlines frequently, underscoring the need for more stringent security.  One in five organizations lost customers as a result of a cyberattack, while nearly 30 percent lost revenue.  At the same time, roughly one-third of U.S. businesses reported a data breach of customer information at some point. Meanwhile, 74 percent of IT leaders say that security concerns hold them back from moving to the cloud. "Exposing the Top 4 Myths of Cloud Security (Get Started with Office 365)" is a downloadable eBook that dispels some of the most common misconceptions about the Microsoft cloud.