Merry Christmas from i3

December 23rd, 2019

It’s the holiday season when I become reflective on the last year and look forward to the next one.

Certainly, Christmas has been a significant part of many of our lives for decades – definitely mine.

While traditions with family and friends, the cadence of the year, and the circle of life becomes more meaningful as I get older – the Christmas story holds special import to me.

3 ways to browse the net safely at work

December 16th, 2019

Amidst the current climate of malware, hacks, and phishing scams, companies must take precautions when accessing the internet. Without safeguards, browsers that you or your employees use are vulnerable to cyberattacks that may cripple productivity and profit.

11 Windows 10 Tips with a Couple A-ha!

December 10th, 2019

Here are a almost a dozen Windows 10 tips that may help your productivity.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/tips/home/whats-new#keeppchealthy
I especially like:
2. Reduce (or brighten) screen brightness
3. Give apps a sleek new look
4. Add emoji from your keyboard
5. Automatically back up your precious folders
8. Make things on your screen larger
11. Make your pointer easier to see
 

First, people are shocked and amazed at the size of my pointer and its shadow trail.

5 ways Office 365 migrations fail

November 14th, 2019

Microsoft is working hard to ensure that its popular cloud-based productivity suite Office 365 is constantly being improved. Because of the great products and support offered, businesses are starting to shift to the platform. If you’re considering moving to Office 365, you should be aware of five factors that can affect the migration process.

5 signs of weak enterprise security

November 11th, 2019

As the number of cybersecurity threats increases, many business owners have no recourse but make cybersecurity a priority. But how does one know if your security measures are actually keeping your enterprise IT assets safe? Here are five ways you can tell if your security isn’t sufficient in 2019. Open wireless networks With one main […]

Top ways ERP improves your business

November 4th, 2019

The only way for your business to succeed is for it to keep improving. There are many areas you can always refine, like company policy and customer service. One important improvement you should consider, however, is getting enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, and here’s why.

[Webinar] 5 Cybersecurity Priorities Every IT Manager Must Address

October 31st, 2019

This week, Mike Ritsema and Brian Abraham, i3’s CTO, hosted a webinar on 5 cybersecurity priorities every IT manager should address. Over the past year, there have been hundreds of cyberattacks targeted at businesses right here in West Michigan – we want to ask you: how is your current IT manager mitigating risks for your business, and are they addressing the following priorities?
1. Multi-factor authentication
2. Employee training & awareness education
3. User security permissions review
4. Patching & protecting
5. Backups

To learn more about each of the priorities, listen to the webinar below:

We are continuing to improve our security services in 2019 – learn more about i3’s Fortress security services here.

Steps to a cloud-based unified communications system

October 28th, 2019

Moving your business’s resources to the cloud is quickly becoming the mainstream formula for success. But this comes with certain risks and requires careful planning. Your organization’s unified communications system (UC) is no exception and can be more challenging than moving other business functions.

Employees keeping your data safe? Don’t count on it

October 21st, 2019

In any business, big or small, employees can be your biggest IT threat, and they might not even realize it. Businesses already face countless cyberthreats, like data breaches, cyber-attacks, online viruses and malicious e-mails. But despite all these outside threats, the real problem can come from the inside.

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.