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Bottom Line I.T. with Guest Mike Ritsema

Bottom Line IT
February 12, 2019 4:00 PM

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Bottom Line I.T. with Mike Maddox
Guest Speaker: Mike Ritsema | i3 Business Solutions, LLC
February 12, 2019 

Segment 1 – Introduction / About i3 Business Solutions
Today we have a special guest, Mike Ritsema, President of i3 Business Solutions. I3 Business Solutions was founded in 1992 to help small and medium organizations in Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Holland, Zeeland, Grand Haven and Rockford in West Michigan get the most out of their technology. Over the years, i3 Business Solution has helped many small businesses relieve their technology worries so that they can concentrate on growing their companies and realizing their goals.

Segment 2 – Knowing When to Outsource
Mike Maddox discusses with Mike Ritsema the signs of when it is time to outsource your IT. Mike Ritsema is the President of i3 Business Solutions. He is a passionately committed to accelerating business performance by aligning business results to technology solutions. This involves maximizing the productivity or performance of people, process & technology.

Segment 3 – About ASK
It’s been a while since we’ve done a refresher on who ASK, what ASK does, and why we do it. Today we have Mike Maddox being interviewed by fellow CEO and business owner, Mike Ritsema of i3 Business Solutions.

Segment 4 – Knowing When You Need a Cybersecurity Solution
Mike Ritsema discusses with Mike Maddox the signs that you need a cybersecurity solution and why no business is safe from today’s threats. Mike Maddox is the President and CEO of ASK, and your known podcaster for the Bottom Line IT Show!

Segment 5: The Key To Recruiting and Leading Millennials
As business owners, we are faced with the ups and downs of hiring and capturing new talent. We also want to do the best we can as leaders to cultivate the next generation of leaders. So what are some of the best ways to recruit new talent? What are the most attractive attributes for the next generation? Turns out they want to know they have a career path, they want to know ‘why’ and not just do it because their boss said to, and they want to find a company that has a culture they fit into.

Segment 6: Cloud Adoption, 5G and the Role of the Managed Service Provider – How 2019 Will Shape Up?
What can we expect to see in 2019? As business owners who lean on the success of their technology, it’s good to know what to expect. It’s always fun to get excited about the latest trend or the latest software to make all your business problems go away but proceed with caution. Some of these new flashy trends may not last. So, what can we expect in 2019? What should business owners plan for?

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