The benefits of cloud storage for your business

March 28th, 2022

Where you store your company’s data backups is vital to the success of your business continuity strategy. There are various storage media to choose from, but if you value flexibility and convenience, then you should look no further than cloud storage.

A Word From Mike Ritsema

March 25th, 2022

Your relationship with others is more important than objectives. Salesman Zig Ziglar said it 40 years ago, the Preacher at our church says it every 5 years, and today Mark Zuckerberg says it similarly:

"Who you spend time with in college is the most important decision any student can make on campus.

Which is the most secure web browser?

March 21st, 2022

Enterprise cybersecurity is a holistic process that involves implementing efficient security practices at every level of use. This includes selecting a secure web browser that has the following features:
Tor Browser
Tor is the browser of choice when it comes to online anonymity and privacy.

Why managed IT services are best for SMB cybersecurity

March 18th, 2022

Without technology, businesses cannot compete and succeed. But with the advancement in technology comes the ever-constant threat of hackers and cybercriminals That’s why small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) need to protect themselves with robust cybersecurity solutions managed by reputable managed IT services providers (MSPs) such as i3 Business Solutions

The numbers

Through the years, the number of SMBs falling victim to cyberattacks has drastically increased.

[i3 Newsletter] Cybersecurity and Microsoft Office Price Increase Extension

March 14th, 2022

At i3, Cybersecurity is our highest priority. 

You may have heard in the news recently that there is a heightened cybersecurity alert status due to the events taking place in Ukraine (a notice was issued from CISA to assume a “Shields Up” posture).  We want to make sure that our clients are aware of this increased risk state so you can be extra vigilant in recognizing phishing emails, avoiding suspicious links/attachments or other anomalous activities.

The benefits of identity and access management to your organization

March 8th, 2022

Every technology you use — whether it’s a cloud-based program, a mobile application, or on-premises servers — contains sensitive business data vital to conducting operations. So how can you ensure the security of such data from cyberthreats like identity theft, phishing attacks, and other forms of fraud? Identity and access management (IAM) is the answer to this.

[i3 Webinar] The Darkweb, The Ransomware Industry & How to Protect Your Company

February 16th, 2022

i3 invited guest speaker, Jay Ryerse – Vice President of Global Security Sales – to talk all about the Dark Web, the ransomware industry, and what it takes to protect your business from cyber crimes. Cyber crimes are only growing in 2022, so now is the perfect time to learn more and take the first step in securing your IT environment.

[i3 Webinar] 3 Cautionary Tales & 3 Mandates Every SMB Must Follow

February 2nd, 2022

Our webinar this week, featuring guest speaker Wayne Selk, is all about cybersecurity. If you’re the owner, CEO, IT manager, or a manager at an SMB in Michigan, this webinar is for you! All it takes to become 1% more knowledgeable in cybersecurity is to spare 30 minutes of your day today and listen in on Wayne Selk, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Initiatives at ConnectWise, as he and Mike Ritsema discuss real life experiences and examples of cybersecurity incidents.

[Webinar] Easy Tips on Using Microsoft Forms and Creating Surveys for Employees & Clients || Managed IT Partner in Grand Rapids, MI

January 25th, 2022

Do you ever go back and forth between Survey Monkey, your Outlook email, then Google Forms, and then back to Survey Monkey for your surveys? Last Thursday, our team at i3 went over a step-by-step tutorial on how to use Microsoft Forms. It may not be very familiar to you at first glance, but as you watch the 20-minute webinar, you will start to know exactly why it's the safest and easiest tool to use with your existing Microsoft Office account

View our time stamps below ⬇️

0:00 Intro from Mike Ritsema
1:39 Creating quick polls within Outlook
6:28 Creating surveys on Microsoft Forms
6:50 Setting themes, colors, and bcackground photos for Microsoft Forms
7:40 Types of survey questions you can ask on Microsoft Forms
10:41 Editing your text to be bold, italicized, etc.