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.
4 06, 2019

Data Breach News: Cyber Security Update June 2019

By |2019-06-27T14:55:14-07:00June 4th, 2019|Cyber Security, Industry News|Comments Off on Data Breach News: Cyber Security Update June 2019

The headlines are so full of data breaches these days, it is almost impossible to keep up. In this week's data protection news roundup, we examine the massive First American Financial data breach and offer an update on the Baltimore ransomware attack. Click to read more about data breaches across the country, from Oregon hospitals to New York nonprofits. At Capital Network Solutions, we possess over three decades of experience helping Sacramento small businesses secure their IT networks. If you're concerned about your security posture, CNS can help.

21 05, 2019

Data Breaches: Cyber Security News May 2019

By |2019-05-30T09:34:04-07:00May 21st, 2019|Cyber Security, Industry News|Comments Off on Data Breaches: Cyber Security News May 2019

The headlines are so full of data breaches these days, to the point that it is almost impossible to keep up. From giant corporations like Marriott and Equifax to mom-and-pop stores to public institutions, no business is immune to the dangers of data breaches. The costs associated with a data breach are especially devastating to small to medium-sized companies. At Capital Network Solutions, we possess three decades of experience helping Sacramento small businesses secure their IT networks.

14 05, 2019

CNS Helps Grow West Keep Growing

By |2019-06-27T09:43:58-07:00May 14th, 2019|Customer Case Studies, IT Support & Managed IT Services, Office 365|Comments Off on CNS Helps Grow West Keep Growing

At Capital Network Solutions, we take great pride in our customer success stories. In this post, we look at the story of Grow West, an independent agricultural retailer operating since 1954. Previously known as Tremont Lyman, the company rebranded earlier this year as Grow West, requiring the merger of two separate IT infrastructures into one. Click to read how CNS made the complex switchover straightforward, smooth and headache-free.

7 05, 2019

Cyber Insurance: Is It Right for Your SMB?

By |2019-05-07T16:55:29-07:00May 7th, 2019|Cyber Security, Industry News|Comments Off on Cyber Insurance: Is It Right for Your SMB?

About one-third of American companies currently carry cyber insurance, and the total value of premiums is projected to reach $7.5 billion by the end of next year. But is cyber insurance right for your small business? In this post, we break down the basics of cyber liability insurance, including what it covers and how to choose the best policy.

3 05, 2019

Small Business Cyber Security FAQ

By |2019-05-08T14:11:49-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Backups, Cloud Servers & Storage, Cyber Security, IT Support & Managed IT Services|Comments Off on Small Business Cyber Security FAQ

Cyber security tends to rank low on a small business owner’s list of concerns. However, with cyberattacks on the rise and new data privacy legislation on the horizon, doing nothing is no longer an option. Two-thirds of SMBs suffered a cyberattack last year, while the average cyberacttack costs nearly $3 million. Most small business owners aren’t IT experts, so in the interests of education, we put together this list of FAQs related to SMB cyber security basics. When you work with Capital Network Solutions, you don't just get a managed service provider. You get a partner in all things IT.

30 04, 2019

CCPA: How Will It Affect My Business?

By |2019-06-26T15:55:28-07:00April 30th, 2019|Cyber Security, Industry News|Comments Off on CCPA: How Will It Affect My Business?

CCPA is coming, whether your small business is ready or not. The California Consumer Privacy Act goes into effect in 2020, and it introduces sweeping changes to the world of data privacy protection. Is your business prepared for CCPA? In this post, we look at some of the new rights and penalties created by CCPA. We also compare CCPA vs. GDPR, look at the pros and cons of cyber insurance, and discuss the cyber security measures that can protect your business data.

25 04, 2019

What is the CNS Onboarding Process?

By |2019-05-07T16:56:44-07:00April 25th, 2019|Backups, Cyber Security, IT Support & Managed IT Services|Comments Off on What is the CNS Onboarding Process?

Changing your IT service provider might seem overwhelming, but when you choose Capital Network Solutions, we work with you to make the onboarding process smooth and seamless. In this post, we lay out the entire process for onboarding a new client, from the initial meet-and-greet to the final transition to managed services.

24 04, 2019

Big Day of Giving 2019: Children’s Law Center of California

By |2019-04-25T13:28:30-07:00April 24th, 2019|Local News & Events|Comments Off on Big Day of Giving 2019: Children’s Law Center of California

This year’s Big Day of Giving takes place on Thursday, May 2. We hope that you will join CNS in supporting the Children's Law Center of California. Click to read more about the important work that this organization does for local foster children, and find out how you can donate.

18 04, 2019

CNS Converts Ray Stone to Office 365 Over a Weekend

By |2019-06-28T08:20:50-07:00April 18th, 2019|Customer Case Studies, Office 365|Comments Off on CNS Converts Ray Stone to Office 365 Over a Weekend

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 |2019-05-08T14:12:16-07:00April 11th, 2019|Industry News, IT Support & Managed IT Services|Comments Off on Windows 7 End of Life: What You Need to Know

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.