Amazon Services to a Halt… But Why?

March 7th, 2017

Written by Benny Buljko, Network Administrator

On Tuesday, February 28th, Amazon’s AWS (Amazon Web Services) were taken offline causing millions of people to panic for over 4 hours. Since Amazon Web Services are used across several platforms worldwide, many people were affected.

BEWARE: More Phishing Attempts

February 14th, 2017

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.

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.

Not sure what to give your techie friend for Christmas?

December 9th, 2016

Written by Benny Buljko, Level 2 Support Technician

Now that we’re closing in on the holiday season, it may not be too late to get that last-minute gift for a loved one. Although we all want the next best TV, newest smartphone, and most powerful laptop on the market, there are a few new tech gadgets to consider before making a decision! Our technology professionals at i3 Business Solutions have devised a list of “hot” tech gadgets that are rapidly gaining popularity.

Is big data driving you forward?

November 21st, 2016

Written by Molly Luxem, Marketing Assistant

Typically, "Big Data" is a term used by researchers and enterprises, but no industry is unaffected by the value of big data. As more content is being created than ever before, companies are now leveraging compiled data in order to make more knowledgeable business choices.

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.

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.

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.