Daniel Barnes

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.
3 04, 2019

Microsoft Teams vs. Slack Comparison: 8 Questions to Consider

By |2019-05-14T10:18:03-07:00April 3rd, 2019|Industry News|Comments Off on Microsoft Teams vs. Slack Comparison: 8 Questions to Consider

The market-leading collaboration apps Microsoft Teams and Slack are fighting an all-out battle for cloud-based teamwork supremacy. There are many similarities between the two platforms, but which one works better for your small business? In this article, we break down the crucial differences in the Teams vs. Slack fight. We also go over the eight questions that every small business should consider before making a final decision.

1 04, 2019

How Much Do Managed IT Services Cost in 2019?

By |2019-05-14T10:15:49-07:00April 1st, 2019|IT Support & Managed IT Services|Comments Off on How Much Do Managed IT Services Cost in 2019?

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.

21 03, 2019

How Much Data Can a Barracuda Backup Device Handle?

By |2019-05-14T10:11:46-07:00March 21st, 2019|Backups|Comments Off on How Much Data Can a Barracuda Backup Device Handle?

An invincible data backup solution is the only way to guarantee business continuity in the event of data theft or corruption. However, many small to medium-sized businesses lack a comprehensive backup plan. At Capital Network Solutions, we have over 30 years of experience in the technology arena. We have helped dozens of Sacramento area companies protect their important business data.

13 03, 2019

Top Cyber Security Awareness Training Companies

By |2019-05-14T10:09:58-07:00March 13th, 2019|Cyber Security|Comments Off on Top Cyber Security Awareness Training Companies

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.

12 03, 2019

What Are the Real Costs of Data Breaches on SMBs?

By |2019-05-14T09:59:45-07:00March 12th, 2019|Backups, Cyber Security|Comments Off on What Are the Real Costs of Data Breaches on SMBs?

We hear alarming news of data breaches every day, but what are the real costs of a cyber attack to a small or medium-sized business? In this post, we look at how hackers are increasingly targeting the "low-hanging fruit" of small businesses, and then we discuss some ways to bolster your cyber security defenses.

5 03, 2019

Does My Business Need Cyber Security Awareness Training?

By |2019-05-14T10:07:56-07:00March 5th, 2019|Cyber Security|Comments Off on Does My Business Need Cyber Security Awareness Training?

Cyber security awareness training is a relatively new but rapidly expanding industry that educates about phishing attacks and other social engineering scams. But is it right for your Sacramento area small business? In this post, we look at different types of social engineering scams and discuss the benefits of security awareness training programs.

25 02, 2019

Best Data Backup Service for Your Small Business?

By |2019-05-14T10:01:04-07:00February 25th, 2019|Backups, Cyber Security|Comments Off on Best Data Backup Service for Your Small Business?

If your small or midsized business is looking to upgrade and enhance data protection capabilities, a managed data backup solution may be the best option. In this post, we look at some of the top players in the data backup market.