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.

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.

Small Business Success in Michigan

March 18th, 2016

Many congratulations are in order for Marie-Chantal Dalese, President & CEO of Chateau Chantal in Traverse City for her national recognition at the Canadian State Dinner held at the White House this past week! Chateau Chantal was selected among nine American Ice Wines to represent our nation.

Wearables for Good

November 16th, 2015

Apple watches, Fitbits, and Google Glasses are all exciting wearable technology that offer solutions to first world problems. But for the developing world, as technology marches on, they are left further behind. To encourage tech companies to think differently, UNICEF, Frog, and ARM challenged the Tech industry earlier this year.

IT Planning for 2016

November 5th, 2015

Can you believe it is November already? With 2016 quickly approaching, it is time to begin planning and budgeting for the New Year. To help that process, which can be painful sometimes, we have 3 simple hints for budgeting for the New Year.

Here are 3 simple tips for IT budgeting

1. Plan, Plan, Plan and Plan.

Michigan Council of Women in Technology

October 19th, 2015

The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation is making a concentrated effort to grow membership in West Michigan.  Although their roots are in the Eastside of the State, local IT professionals are working with the Foundation to grow membership locally.

Raving Fans at Chick-fil-A

September 29th, 2015

Recently, I sat down for coffee and conversation with my brother-in-law Gary.   “So, tell me what makes a Chick-fil-A so different from a Wendy’s, McDonalds, Burger King, or Arby’s, or Kentucky Fried Chicken,” I asked.

i3 Business Solutions Named a Silver Partner By WatchGuard Technologies

September 9th, 2015

WatchGuard silver partners represent the company’s top resellers who bring the highest level of training and service to end users

Grand Rapids, September 9, 2015 – i3 Business Solutions has been named a WatchGuardONE silver Partner by WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in multi-function firewalls.