The importance of having a business continuity plan (BCP)

July 8th, 2020

Many small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owners never expect a major crisis to hit their company and are often caught flat-footed when it does. Such events can cause downtime, which can lead to lost revenue and reduced profits. In addition, SMBs that fail to recover quickly from disruption face the risk of losing their customers […]

Tips to address Office 365 security issues

July 2nd, 2020

Microsoft’s Office 365 is highly popular among businesses not just because of its robust features and cost-saving benefits but also because it’s widely perceived as secure. Unfortunately, using it comes with security challenges, but don’t fret — there are ways to solve them.

Set up a COVID-19 health questionnaire app for your employees

June 24th, 2020

As we enter the reopening phase in Michigan, i3 Business Solutions is offering a simple solution to keep your organization safe and productive through a COVID-19 Health Screening Survey.

This eight (8) question survey meets the CDC, State of Michigan, and OSHA requirements for opening your business or organization.

How MSPs are helping businesses navigate the challenges of COVID-19

June 16th, 2020

IT services are more critical than ever before, proving their value in the face of a health crisis and the abrupt shift to remote working. Here are some ways managed IT services providers (MSPs) are helping small companies leverage technology to support their remote teams and go about business as usual.

Office 365 add-ons that boost productivity

June 12th, 2020

Microsoft’s Office 365 has made everyday business operations more efficient with programs like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook. As if that’s not enough, it also offers these add-ons that streamline users’ workflow.  #1. Teams  Teams is ideal for organizations that collaborate frequently.

5 signs your VoIP network is being hacked

May 28th, 2020

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is one of the technologies that have changed the way businesses operate. VoIP phones are essential for the success of your company, allowing users to do a wide range of tasks, including making calls from virtually anywhere there’s an internet connection to setting up conference calls.

COVID-19 won’t keep us apart, thanks to the cloud

May 8th, 2020

Families and communities all over the world have been told to shelter in place. However, despite social distancing measures, people are still able to connect to one another, thanks to the cloud. Cloud computing helps buoy economies For many people, being forced to stay at home means being unable to earn money or spend money […]

5 things to keep in mind when shopping for antivirus software

May 6th, 2020

If you think cybersecurity is only for big organizations, think again. Small and mid-sized businesses often don’t have the budget for expensive cybersecurity tools, making them easier targets for cybercriminals. Statistics show that cybercrimes continue to increase every year.

Best security practices for remote workers in 2020

April 20th, 2020

Working from home increases employee autonomy, cuts costs, and ensures the health and safety of the company during the coronavirus pandemic. The problem is, it also increases the likelihood of security breaches since employees are working outside the company’s security perimeter.

6 categories of essential cloud solutions

March 30th, 2020

Over the past several years, the debate about cloud technology in business has moved away from “Is it a safe option?” to “How can I move more of my tools to the cloud?” There is an overwhelming number of options and many business owners don’t know where to start.