How to choose the best MSP in 2020

September 21st, 2020

Business owners are increasingly realizing the importance of adopting efficient, flexible, and cost-effective IT systems. But as customers’ expectations rise, IT becomes far too complex and demanding for businesses to manage alone. This is why many companies outsource their IT needs to a managed IT services provider (MSP). MSPs defined MSPs are companies composed of […]

#FamilyFocus podcast with Mike Ritsema

August 24th, 2020

Last week week, the Family Business Alliance featured i3's President and Principal, Mike Ritsema, on their #FamilyFocus podcast. Take a few minutes to listen in on Mike's story today:

0:33 Introduction of i3 Business Solutions

1:53 i3 and working with family

2:40 How COVID-19 has affected i3 Business Solutions

3:48 What types of customers i3 serves

4:11 What types of IT services we provide

5:23 i3's values and community involvement

9:00 Three mandates for business and cybersecurity

13:05 How the i3 team stay connected during COVID-19

15:06 Last thoughts and advice to owning a family business

Family Business Alliance · #Family Focus with i3BusinessSolutions
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Ignore these outdated disaster recovery myths

August 13th, 2020

Disaster recovery (DR) used to be an expensive solution that relied predominantly on tape backups. Today, cloud computing has dramatically changed the DR landscape, affording even small- and medium-sized businesses cheaper and more reliable DR solutions.

[Webinar] Why Remote Work Works in 2020

July 21st, 2020

The remote office: what i3 Business Solutions has learned
When the pandemic first struck us in March, did your business have a disaster recovery plan? Who would have thought that a physical virus would have interrupted business operations? While everyone's office buildings were completely intact, employees were forced to go remote in a matter of days.

Why SMBs need Software as a Service (SaaS)

July 20th, 2020

Can you afford the software licenses your small business needs? Worried that you don’t have the budget for yearly maintenance costs? For many small businesses, the costs of acquiring and maintaining software is a huge drain on their resources. Fortunately, there’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Find out how your business can save money with SaaS. What is […]

Can private browsing keep you safe?

July 14th, 2020

Privacy is a precious commodity in this era. Every website you visit or app you download leaves a digital footprint that can be tracked by anyone. Fortunately, most — if not all — web browsers offer private browsing features to keep your internet activity a little bit safer from prying eyes.

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.