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.

Look out for these 5 COVID-19 related phishing attempts

March 23rd, 2020

Recently, there has been an increased number of phishing emails related to COVID-19. To protect yourself and your organization, please follow the following guidelines from our i3 security team lead and CTO.

Please look out for:

Attached files, especially .dll files and .bmp files (photos)
Mobile apps offering COVID-19 tracking maps
Website links offering COVID-19 information
Online stores that sell shortage items
Fraudulent emails that appear to be from the CDC, asking you to "urgently" open a file or click on a link

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the current situation to catch people with their guard down.

What is single sign-on and does my business need it?

March 12th, 2020

An average business uses over a thousand cloud services. Even if small businesses use just a few dozen apps, securely managing account logins is still a huge hurdle for both users and administrators. Single sign-on (SSO) is an excellent solution to this issue, so let’s dive into how it works.

Phishing scam: Barbara Corcoran loses $400,000 from one email

March 2nd, 2020

A few days ago...

A regular employee with good intentions went about her day and wired close to $400,000 to a real estate renovation project. Little did she know that she had sent it to a email phishing scammer.

The money belonged to Barbara Corcoran,

New York Real Estate genius and Shark Tank host.