Blog – Envision IT Partners

Personal IT Security

As an IT company, we are highly invested in the use of technology and it is definitely not going away anytime soon… In fact, there is more technology than ever these days not only in the workplace but throughout most parts of our lives.  Take for example this article on Wired.com about the author’s car […]

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What changes once you choose an MSP?

We’ve talked about choosing a managed service provider and how to do so, but what happens once you make that decision? Before signing up our clients will often ask, “what changes?” Not all people are the same, but you may question some of the following changes: Do I lose Control? No you do not lose […]

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10 Ways to Keep your Organization Safe

You know what your business needs are, you’ve crafted a technology plan for your organization and you’re ready to rock, but one important piece remains – security. We joke that hackers must have a motivational poster hanging up on their wall, because no matter how many attempts are thwarted, they just keep coming back. Here […]

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Creating a Technology Plan

5. Create a Technology Plan We have now arrived at the final step of the IT planning process, creating your actual Technology Plan. Take a look back at the knowledge you’ve gained through the first four steps: You should now know what it means for your organization to be successful and how IT supports your […]

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Hosted or Traditional: The Pros & Cons

Hosted or Traditional: The Pros & Cons Rich Krumholz, Spectrum Solutions Every time I fill out a form that asks me for my home, work, and/or cell phone numbers I wonder how many people actually still have a ‘home’ phone – as in a landline.  Naturally, I ‘Googled’ it.  In 2014 TIME reported that according […]

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Exploring IT Solutions

Step 4: Explore Solutions Now that you have determined your business needs and what it means to meet them, it is time to explore IT solutions.  What can the organization do in order to meet those defined needs and reach your set goals?  A few solutions may include: Purchasing new software or software updates Replacing […]

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Identifying Business Needs and Priorities

Step 3: Define your Needs Identifying your business needs and priorities is the third step in the planning process.  Since you should already have strategic goals set and hopefully have done a business and IT analysis, your needs should be fairly laid out. Based on your goals, desired results or outcomes, and foreseeable issues or […]

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Assess Your Existing Resources

Step 2: Assess Your Existing Resources Defining the current state of your organization’s technology is the next step of the planning process.  Start by benchmarking where you are versus where you would like to be. An efficient way to determine the health of your technology is through an IT Assessment.   It not only plays an integral […]

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Defining Success and the Role of IT

Step 1:  Defining Success and the Role of IT Last month we dove into IT planning and strategy for success.  The first and rather important step is determining what success means to your organization. Certainly you have defined strategic goals as you move into a new year, or even a new quarter.  These goals could include […]

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The Importance of IT Planning and Strategy for Success

Strategic planning for businesses, large or small, is a critical process to achieve its goals and be profitable.  Proper strategic planning includes both short-term and long-term planning and should touch upon every aspect of the business including: production and sales, organization structure, employee development, fiscal planning.  What some organizations may not realize is that their […]

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