Why Businesses Need Office 365

March 17th, 2015

Office 365 is a service that provides businesses with all the necessary applications and software to effectively and efficiently manage their business. Microsoft offers a couple different subscription plans which allow a business to tailor it to their needs.

4 Technology Trends for 2015

March 13th, 2015

Many significant events and trends occurred in the early 1990’s.  Yet one revolutionized the world as we know it now. Hip Hop? No. Leg warmers? No. Cable TV? No. The World Wide Web. Ever since then technology is continuously improving and changing.

GRBJ Highlight: Technology marches on | Lessons from data breaches

February 5th, 2015

The staff at i3 Business Solutions contribute regularly to the Grand Rapids Business Journal blog. This month, Mike Ritsema expands on the learning lessons that have come out of recent data breaches with major companies.

Technology marches on to the benefit and detriment of society — and business.

Take It to the Cloud: Expectations

October 28th, 2014

Join our very own Mike Ritsema and Patrick Kuras on Thursday, November 6 at 7:30 a.m. for Take it to the Cloud presented by the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce as part of its Business Matters Workshop series.

Take It to the Cloud: Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce Business Matters Workshop
Thursday, November 6
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Worklab by Custer, Summit Room (99 Monroe Ave.

Protecting Yourself On the Cloud: Understanding Cloud

October 17th, 2014

Whether you realize it or not, there is a strong change you are among the majority of Americans and worldwide users utilizing the cloud for information and data storage every day. Are you still not quite sure what it is or how it works? You're not alone.

GRBJ Highlight: Is the cloud right for your business?

September 12th, 2014

The staff at i3 Business Solutions contribute regularly to the Grand Rapids Business Journal blog. This month, Kathy Labozzetta introduces top considerations for businesses looking to transition to the cloud.

Cloud options can better handle some business challenges versus traditional in-house infrastructure for information technology needs.

GRBJ Highlight: What will you find in the cloud?

June 4th, 2014

The staff at i3 Business Solutions contribute regularly to the Grand Rapids Business Journal blog. This month, Andy Kaiser featured the advantages of moving your small to mid-sized business' information technology needs to the cloud.

Many small to medium-size businesses use a traditional local client-server infrastructure, but they could show significant advantages by employing cloud technologies.

The Cloud Misconception.

April 30th, 2014

What is the biggest objection and greatest myth concerning cloud computing? While many exist, i3 Senior Account Manager Tom Haadsma hones in on security.

The issue that firms of all sizes have with any new technology, including the cloud, revolves around data privacy and security risks.

The IBM Annual Report

March 26th, 2014

Our roots go back to 1992 when two companies were formed by former IBM employees: 21st Century Computer Specialists and SilverLake Resources. These two companies merged in 2004 to form i3. We're approaching a quarter century as a close IBM ally and have followed their industry guidance by association.