Category Archives: Business Continuity

What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About Business Continuity

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the world by storm. Previous to March 2020, many businesses could not have envisioned how a pandemic would affect them. In the wake of the ongoing pandemic, many businesses have had to shut their doors. Many businesses have lost revenue and declared bankruptcy, and some are still struggling to make ends […]

Checklist for Reopening the Workplace After COVID-19

General guidance and a step-by-step checklist for reopening your business after COVID-19 About this guide As countries, states, and cities begin to ease lockdown restrictions, this checklist for reopening businesses can help you jumpstart your return. You and your employees have been quarantined in your homes for the past few days weeks months, and now […]

Envision’s Ultimate Guide to Working From Home

General guidance, tips, and resources for employees during the COVID-19 outbreak About this guide We created this “Guide to working from home” to provide clients and our broader community with guidance, tips, and resources during the COVID-19 outbreak. We recognize that as more organizations need to require staff to work remotely, there are unique challenges […]

The Hidden Costs of Hiring the Wrong Managed IT Support Company

In general, hiring the wrong person for any job comes with regrets later on. While the reasons for recruiting and the circumstances surrounding the entire hiring process may be different, the fact is a bad hire means terrible business and some nonfinancial costs. In this case, we are talking about the wrong managed IT support […]

6 Ways You Can Still Lose Business Data in Office 365

Office 365 Backups

For decades, Office 365 has been the standard productivity tool for businesses and other organizations. Sure, Microsoft Office 365 has robust backup capabilities to ensure smooth business operations. There is no doubt Office 365 offers great business solutions and is quite cost-effective for managing business e-mails, data, and collaboration among teams. However, these functionalities are […]

5 Ways the Equifax Data Breach is a Warning to all Businesses

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The Equifax data breach shook everyone. Personal information such as names, birth dates, social security numbers, and addresses, as well as driver’s license numbers of some consumers, were stolen. About 143 million U.S. consumers were affected in what is one of the biggest data breach attacks in history. Equifax revealed that there was unauthorized access […]

Amazon Web Services: Why it’s a Good Place to Host Business Data

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As companies adapt to this digital era and start using the internet and other digital resources to operate, they usually start having problems handling all the new data that starts pouring in. As technology becomes more present, the amount of incoming data begins to grow exponentially. To avoid being overwhelmed by all of this information, […]

6 Reasons Backups Won’t Save Your Business from Disaster

The practice of keeping data backups has been around for decades, long before the digital transformation we find ourselves in today. And now, backups have become more essential than ever since one disaster can make or break a small or mid-size business. Because today’s IT infrastructures continue to evolve and expand, data repositories are less […]

Are You Ready For an IT Consultant? Here’s 4 Ways to Tell If You’re In Over Your Head!

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IT is an increasingly complex business function, but many businesses still hesitate to bring in outside help. They’re willing to tackle IT projects themselves, to the detriment of themselves and their businesses. If you’re considering bringing in an IT consultant, here are four simple ways to tell whether or not you’re in over your head: […]

A 7-Step Canvas to Turn IT into a Competitive Advantage

One of the hardest departments to manage, as an executive in a small or mid-size organization, is IT. Unfortunately, many organizations are unable or unwilling to invest in an entire IT department. For them, IT is simply an afterthought and necessary cost of doing business; something that can be set aside and looked at only […]