Flag Day - June 14
Father's Day - June 20
Summer Solstice - June 21
|What a Party!|
Thanks to everyone who made the CIO and Citrix Happy Hour such a smashing success!
We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful Santa Barbara evening, the views from the Canary Rooftop were stunning.
Check out our YouTube video and stay tuned for more summer fun from your friends at CIO!
CEO, CIO Solutions
|Check with the Tech |
Q: How can I drag useful desktop icons onto my taskbar at the bottom of my screen?
It sounds like you're talking about the
"Quicklaunch" bar. This is the fancy toolbar, usually in the
lower-left corner, next to the start button.
If you're missing this, rightclick on the task bar (the long
blue strip at the foot of your monitor) and go to properties.
Check the "Show Quick Launch" checkbox to make it
appear and then press OK.
Now it should appear but may not be editable. Rightclick on the task bar again and uncheck the "lock Taskbar."
Now you should be able to drag and drop any program or
document that you regularly access. To delete buttons from there, just
rightclick and delete. If you notice a double arrow to the right of your
quicklaunch, you can grab the dotted vertical line at the end of the
quicklaunch and make it larger.
This should help you enable your quicklaunch and help you
edit it to your liking!
CIO in the News|
CEO OF CIO SOLUTIONS TO SPEAK ON ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS
John Petote, CEO of CIO Solutions will be presenting on the Formula for Tri-County Entrepreneurial Success at the upcoming Catalyst for Thought event
Santa Barbara, CA - June 9, 2010 - John Petote, CEO of CIO Solutions, will be presenting on the secrets of entrepreneurial success at the Catalyst for Thought's Minds forum. The presentation will be held at the University Club of Santa Barbara on Thursday, June 10th and is currently sold out.
In addition to being CEO of CIO Solutions, a firm which designs and implements customized information technology and voice communication solutions to the Tri-County area, Mr. Petote is also an Angel Investor who has co-funded over 45 start-up companies. Mr. Petote's private company investments include organizations from the high-technology, internet marketing, bio-technology, healthcare, financial and consumer goods sectors.
Click HERE for the full Press Release
|The Seven Types of Power Problems: Summary of APC White Paper - Hannah Rich, Professional Services Coordinator|
In today's ever evolving technologically advanced world, our dependence on reliable power has become more and more crucial to the success of businesses world-wide. With the importance of power considerations in the IT world comes the need for standardization of terminology and communication. For both consumers and IT professionals alike straight-forward accepted language needs to be established so that problems can be correctly identified and appropriate solutions suggested.
The following article borrows from Joseph Seymour's White Paper titled: The Seven Types of Power Problems. This White Paper was published through APCs June 2010 newsletter. To view the White Paper click here. Mr. Seymour used the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) as the basis for the vocabulary and terminology in his white paper. In this article the seven types of power problems will be briefly discussed as well as symptoms and proposed solutions.
There are seven main types of power disturbances:· Transients
· Waveform Distortions
· Voltage Fluctuations
· Frequency Variations
Click here for the full article
|Battle of the Slashes - William (Billy) Jankowski - Freelance Contributor|
Battle of the Slashes
First off, I'm no computer guy. I email. I surf the internet. I sometimes even
create PowerPoint presentations and hope people don't fall asleep. And
so it must be acknowledged that I don't understand much of the computer
lingo out there. I can't really tell you how what the memory does is
different than what the processor does. Don't they both make the
computer go faster??? I've come to terms with the fact that my
understanding of computer terms is limited. Well, for the most part
because there are two terms that I refuse to simply accept my lack of
understanding and do nothing about: back-slash and forward-slash.
Quick reader poll: When a
coworker says "forward-slash" to you, which slash are they referring
to? It's okay. I'm not sure either. I guess it depends on whether
they are referring to the general direction of the slash or the
starting location of the slash and even then I'm not sure. I see no
end in sight to this debate. And to be honest, if it wasn't for the
functional use of needing to know which slash to type into my computer
when an IT guy says "Okay, now forward-slash," I wouldn't particularly
|Employee Spotlight - Jeff Ford, Engineer|
Jeff has been working for CIO since 2008 and has brought many invaluable things to the company. Jeff enjoys the challenges he receives while working for CIO and looks forward to each new job. Jeff is adventurous, passionate, competitive, jovial and dedicated.
Hobbies: wrestling, Judo, Aikido, fast cars, motorcycles, weight lifting,
fishing, shooting, camping, video games (no WoW), board games and auto
Aspirations: riding motorcycles and driving race cars
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Food: Pasta (watch out, he is Italian!!)
Favorite Book: 1984 by George Orwell
Favorite Movie: 300
Motto: Go Big or Go Home
Interesting fact: Jeff loves high-fives
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