1 12, 2016

Office 365 has a new admin center

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:32+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Office 365 has a new admin center

Over the last years, Office 365 has been evolving at a rapid pace, making more features and functionality available to users and admins on an almost daily basis. Over 350 new services and features were introduced last year alone. As we continue to add new capabilities to Office 365, we are focused on providing a [...]

1 12, 2016

Should you ditch your desktop?

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:32+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Should you ditch your desktop?

Desktops have supported your business and workforce for years. But with new developments (wireless docking) and new form factors (Ultrabooks, detachables, tablets), desktops are now just one of a number of viable options for businesses looking to replace their aging fleet and/or upgrade their existing capabilities. So the question is: desktops or mobile devices? Here [...]

1 12, 2016

Tiers for application fears

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:32+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tiers for application fears

The story of enterprise storage has a couple of significant plotlines. One of them proceeds in a fairly straight line: Cost per megabyte has declined on a regular basis for the last three decades. The other is, in contrast, a long and twisting road. The seat of storage management has moved from server to storage [...]

1 12, 2016

Stand-alone servers not dead, yet

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:32+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stand-alone servers not dead, yet

The arguments for cloud services can seem compelling, but there are still applications, situations, and datasets that call for the performance, control, and security of a server safely ensconced in your agency's offices. The good news is that it has never been easier to build powerful, manageable servers that can meet a department or agency's [...]

17 10, 2016

Hyperconverged systems for small practices

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:32+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hyperconverged systems for small practices

In the world of enterprise computing, converged and hyperconverged systems are taking over more and more datacenters. They combine high performance and reduced management costs. Now, smaller organizations in fields as diverse as manufacturing and healthcare can take advantage of them. The real question is what the organizations want to get from their architecture -- [...]

11 10, 2016

It is all a cloud

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:32+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Cloud Servers & Storage|Comments Off on It is all a cloud

One of the hallmarks of business is pragmatism. Effectiveness, rather than dogmatic purity, is prized. That's demonstrated in the way that businesses are approaching cloud implementations. More and more companies are implementing cloud computing in a hybrid fashion, mixing public cloud, private cloud, and on-premises applications and services to build application infrastructures that combine the [...]

11 10, 2016

Real workstations for virtual reality

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:32+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Industry News|Comments Off on Real workstations for virtual reality

Virtual reality has been all over the news recently as vendors release systems designed to take users inside an artificial, but very realistic, world. While most virtual reality systems released thus far have been based on mobile devices, high-definition systems that use data served by an enterprise-class workstation are on the near horizon. What you [...]

29 10, 2015

7 Things to Consider When Setting An IT Support Budget

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:32+00:00 October 29th, 2015|Industry News, IT Support & Managed IT Services|Comments Off on 7 Things to Consider When Setting An IT Support Budget

When approached by local Sacramento small business owners looking for IT support, we often hear questions such as “how much would it cost me to have IT support”, or “we are just calling companies for a lowest price on tech support - if you are not the cheapest, we need to find someone who is”. [...]

18 09, 2015

Microsoft turns on Clutter to keep your inbox clean

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:32+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Industry News, IT Support & Managed IT Services, Partners|Comments Off on Microsoft turns on Clutter to keep your inbox clean

In Outlook 2016 for Windows, "Clutter" can help you filter low-priority email, saving time for your most important messages. The email server keeps track of the email you read and the ones you don't. Once you turn it on, Clutter is automatic. As new email comes in, it takes messages you're most likely to ignore [...]

21 08, 2015

Business Continuity and Distaster Recovery

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:32+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Industry News, IT Support & Managed IT Services|Comments Off on Business Continuity and Distaster Recovery

After hearing the news that this winter could be the worst ever, due to El Nino, it made me re-think our Disaster Recovery plan here at CNS. You have to be prepared against a plethora of risks that include fires, floods, cyber attacks and theft as well as power failures and internet faults, any of which [...]