Easy tips to keep your cloud costs down

December 11th, 2020

Moving to the cloud can save your business a lot of money, which explains why the technology is so widespread. But what many business owners fail to realize is that some cloud services come with hidden costs. And while these costs may seem insignificant at first, they can add up to a staggering amount if left unchecked.

Fight phishing scams with Microsoft 365 tools

December 4th, 2020

Microsoft is a known provider of top-tier business productivity software — and its commitment to its subscribers’ cybersecurity is integral to that reputation. To fight phishing, one of today’s most prevalent cyberthreats, the tech titan has equipped Microsoft 365 with powerful features.

Small- and mid-sized businesses need cybersecurity

November 20th, 2020

If your company has recently suffered from a data breach or a ransomware attack, then you know how costly it can be. You lose not just hundreds of dollars but also the reputation you’ve built through the years. That’s why you need cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions to protect your business from ever-growing cybersecurity threats.

Fend off VoIP cyberattacks with these tips

October 16th, 2020

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology has vastly improved team collaboration. VoIP systems, however, are not immune to a variety of cyberattacks. And because VoIP-based threats are not as well-known as ransomware, phishing mail, and other more recognizable attacks, organizations tend to be lax toward securing their communications systems.

The Feds were hit with a breach: here’s how it happened

September 29th, 2020

Just this past week, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reported that a federal agency was hit with a malware attack from an unknown source. This proves that even federal agencies can have vulnerabilities. The attack first started with a set of an internal user’s Office 365 credentials.

A recent Microsoft phishing email

September 24th, 2020

On Monday, September 21, a number of our i3 employees received a seemingly harmless email from Microsoft. It looked like this:

Mike Ritsema, after seeing the email, forwarded it to our security training professional, Benny, and asked to confirm if it was part of a security test for the week.

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 specialists from various IT fields.

#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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