Microsoft Office 356: Outlook Calendar Polling

March 26th, 2018

Written and Recorded by Brandi Koloski - Marketing Assistant, i3 Business Solutions
We like to plan a lot of meetings and social events here at i3, so we definitely know the headache of trying to find a date and time that works best for all attendees.

i3 Business Solutions Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services – CRN MSP 500

February 22nd, 2018

Contact:
Mike Ritsema
President, i3 Business Solutions
616-719-4100
mritsema@i3Bus.com
i3 Business Solutions Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services
Grand Rapids, MI, February 20, 2018 – i3 Business Solutions, dedicated to accelerating business results, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named i3 Business Solutions to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category.

Leadership Luncheon: Technology Marches On!

January 18th, 2018

Technology Marches On. Are you interested in learning more about the current state of technology, what is happening in the world of technology, along with new and innovative ideas for the future? If yes then please join Sparta Rotary on April 23rd. as Mike Ritsema shares his knowledge of technology in business with us.

What is most important in your business? Your data!

November 13th, 2017

Stop for a moment and consider your most important business asset. Your data may be the first thing to come to mind. So if your data is so important, shouldn't you be taking the necessary steps to protect it from disaster?

Take a peek at our video on backup and data recovery and how we can help you protect your most important assets.

2017 West Michigan Peer Groups

February 9th, 2017

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.

Yearend or Full Year Strategic & Operational Planning

January 12th, 2017

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?

January 5th, 2017

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?

December 30th, 2016

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.

How to Recognize Phishing Attempts

December 16th, 2016

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

Phishing emails, links, and phone calls are designed by hackers and thieves to steal money. They attempt to do this by various means, including calling you claiming to be a bank you do business with to confirm account information, or sending you an email pretending to be your manager and request a large money transfer for a purchase.

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.