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5 things to avoid when investing in IT

October 14th, 2019

Running a business can be time-consuming, especially if you’re managing staff, looking for growth opportunities, and looking after clients. This leaves you little time to search for an IT system that can benefit your business. Because of this, you may be forced to make an impulsive technology purchase that does more harm than good.

5 ways your system can be breached

October 7th, 2019

When it comes to business IT security, many small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often struggle to protect their systems from various cyberattacks. While there are many things you can do to secure your IT infrastructure, being aware of common security threats will really help.

Microsoft Office 2019 or Office 365: The best choice

September 30th, 2019

Microsoft Office is one of the most installed software suites in the world. If you are looking to integrate it into your company, you can either purchase Microsoft Office 2019 or sign up for cloud-based Office 365. Both promise the same features that the Office suite is known for, but they are different enough to […]

Office 365 simplifies calendar sharing

September 23rd, 2019

Office 365 receives updates so often that they’re hard to track. But the software suite’s basic calendar functions will always be among the most popular. If you’d like to let people outside of your organization see your calendar, all it takes is a few clicks.

Data backup solutions for your business

September 16th, 2019

Any business owner worth their salt knows the value of data to business. This is why it’s bizarre that many business owners don’t have a proper data backup strategy in place. Organizations of all sizes need to take a proactive approach to backing up their data, and there are several solutions they can implement to […]

Best tips to prevent watering hole attacks

September 9th, 2019

Hackers are getting creative nowadays with their illicit activities, which means the onus is on computer users to take steps to protect their computers. The first step to staying ahead of the game is by learning more about cyberattacks. Here are some pointers to help you deal with one of the ways criminals steal data: […]

Mike’s Reflections on Edward Lowe’s Legacy

September 3rd, 2019

At the beginning of this year, i3 Business Solutions was honored to receive the Michigan 50 Businesses to Watch award. The award recognized the growth and success of local organizations here in Michigan. Last week, Mike Ritsema, i3 President, visited an awardee conference at the Edward Lowe Foundation… here is what he said about his experience:

“I am amazed by … Kitty Litter.

Change old modes of thinking when migrating to the cloud

August 23rd, 2019

Not every business owner who migrates to the cloud achieves great results. As much as the service is touted with words like “freedom,” “productivity,” and “collaboration,” realizing the full benefits of the cloud is not a given. So if you’re thinking about transitioning to the cloud, how can you ensure you optimize the technology for your business? Well, it all starts with your attitude before migration. Here are some mental shifts you should make before getting started.

i3 Fortress Security Webinar

August 23rd, 2019

On Wednesday, Mike Ritsema and Dave Carey, i3’s CISSP, hosted a webinar on our new Fortress Security Services. In 2019, we have seen and heard of an overwhelming number of security threats. As we have discovered, at least two-thirds of SMBs have suffered a cyber-attack in the past 12 months alone.