Unsure how to maximize your Office 365 usage?

November 16th, 2016

Written by Brian Abraham, Client VCIO, Senior Network Engineer, Level 3 Support Technician

Are you getting the most from Office 365?  Do you like to be bleeding edge?  Want to try new products and features out before they hit the mainstream?  You can set that option in your o365 Admin Portal and try out the new stuff before it hits the general public.

Working Out Loud!

November 9th, 2016

Written by Tim Naas, Project Manager

Providing exceptional customer service requires our entire team to be connected to key information and up on the latest trends.  Applications built into Office 365, such as OneNote and Yammer, provide new ways to help keep our entire team in the know.

Are you prepared for your Cyber Breach?

November 3rd, 2016

Written by Mike Ritsema, President and Partner

You own a small business.  We own a small business.

Although i3 Business Solutions and technology specialists recommend layers of security, we say that a cyber-breach is a matter of when and how.  Be prepared.

Microsoft Office 365: Data Loss in Cloud Application

October 7th, 2016

Summarized by Molly Luxem, Marketing Assistant

When disaster strikes your organization, you can’t just “start over”, unless you have a dependable backup and restore solution for SaaS data protection. Many of us believe that while cloud solutions are highly available and highly redundant, they’re also backed up to our own expectations.

Ransomware: How expensive can it really be?

September 28th, 2016

Summarized by Molly Luxem, Marketing Assistant

I shared a meal not long ago with a source who works at a financial services company. The subject of ransomware came up and he told me that a server in his company had recently been infected with a particularly nasty strain that spread to several systems before the outbreak was quarantined.

Do you have a backup plan that’s better than the White House?

September 21st, 2016

Written by Rachel Dokter, Social Media Manager

Anita McBride recalls her memory of Sept. 11, 2001 while working at the White House. Upon hearing that a plane had struck the World Trade Center, the threat was made real to her when the Secret Service directed her to a different room.

Disaster Recovery

September 16th, 2016

Written by Rachel Dokter, Social Media Manager

On August 20, a tornado swept through West Michigan destroying trees, damaging homes and leaving a mess behind it.  This elevated fear due to the risk of fire and natural disaster- along with the affects it may have on local businesses in its path.

Microsoft #WPC2016 Office 365 Cloud

July 29th, 2016

Written by Mike Ritsema, President and Partner

Last week I attended my first #WPC2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, Ontario, CN. Here are my key thoughts and ‘learnings’, along with announcement about new products, enhancements to existing products and programs recently announced at the conference.

Ransomware – it’s a big deal!

May 12th, 2016

Ransomware. What exactly is that? In the world of tech, sometimes cyber talk can get a little confusing. But with our upcoming Executive Briefing that features the topic of ransomware, i3 wanted to clarify what exactly ransomware is and why it's a huge threat for businesses and individuals.