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BEWARE: More Phishing Attempts

BEWARE: More Phishing Attempts

Written by James Lijewski, Level 3 Network Technician/Support Center Team Leader

Be on the lookout for more phishing attempts. This went to my Junk Email folder in my Outlook, and happened to notice it when checking for other items. Moved it to my inbox, and looks like it’s an attempt to get us to go to a malicious website.

2017 West Michigan Peer Groups

2017 West Michigan Peer Groups

Written by Mike Ritsema, President & Partner

Peer Groups have so impacted Kathy and me at i3 Business Solutions that Mary Witte and I decided to start a group right here in West Michigan.

While there are many options for peer networking available including Vistage, GR Chamber, and more – this peer group will have a little different focus.

i3 Business Solutions is Hiring!

i3 Business Solutions is Hiring!

i3 Business Solutions is a Technology firm delivering Managed Services & IT Consulting.  Michael Ritsema & i3 are looking for two (2) part time (daytime hours) employees:

Marketing Coordinator
Accounting Assistant

Responsibility & Skills – Marketing Coordinator:

eNewsletter, Event, Webinar, Campaign, Blog, written & video testimonial coordination & execution
Web Site, branding & marketing materials improvement
Technical execution as well as communications skills.

Don’t fall victim to Gmail phishing!

Don’t fall victim to Gmail phishing!

Written by James Lijewski, Level 3 Network Technician/Support Center Team Leader

For those of you using Gmail, like myself, watch this quick 4-minute video and be on the lookout for a sneaky phishing attempt.

i3 Mandate: enable 2-Factor authentication like your ATM card for key online services!

 

Yearend or Full Year Strategic & Operational Planning

Yearend or Full Year Strategic & Operational Planning

Written and Recorded by Mike Ritsema, President & Partner, Directed by Molly Luxem, Marketing Assistant

 

Keith McFarland, author of The Breakthrough Company and Bounce and his keynote speech at ConnectWise IT Nation Conference

Levers to any company's Breakthrough win:

1.] Strategy

2.] People

3.] Execution.

How do I choose new Cloud or Application Software?

How do I choose new Cloud or Application Software?

Written by Kathy Labozzetta, Partner

I would like to share some relatively simple but important rules on how to start looking for New Cloud or Application Software in the New Year:

Set Clear Goals for the Project – What is your company trying to accomplish with this change (it’s normally a massive project and investment for the company)?  In other words, how are we going to measure our results to know this project is successful?  Is it company cost savings, productivity gains, client and customers support or decision making dashboards that make data readily available for management and leadership teams?  Whatever the justification, make sure goals are clearly documented and defined including criteria for success.

What can we expect for 2017?

What can we expect for 2017?

Written by Tom Emperor, Senior Engineer

With 2016 nearing an end, we can reflect on what the year brought us and what we can expect for 2017.  2016 saw quite a few progressions to the cloud landscape.  Security was brought into the forefront as phishing, keyloggers, and hacking made the front pages on several occasions from large companies to our own election.

Call your bank today. Add these layers of protection.

Call your bank today. Add these layers of protection.

Written by Mike Ritsema, President & Partner, and Rachel Dokter, Social Media Manager

Again, i3 Business Solutions is not going away on the issue of phishing and social engineering.  Our previous blog discussed the same subject:  phishing for email addresses and passwords, creating fake websites to request electronic transfer of bank funds.