Your Business Operations

Your business success relies on how efficiently and effectively you operate. Technology is across almost every area of your business operations, from the way you answer your phone, to how your data and emails are secured, and your ability to get back up and running in the event of a disaster occurring.

Technology constantly provides new and innovative ways of improving the way we work. Invest in and deploy the right software and hardware and your business will become more efficient – or sit still and your business will very quickly stagnate in our ever-changing world.

When it comes to the technology your business uses, it can often be difficult to select the right solution to suit the way your business operates. Often the best decision for your business is to focus on what you do well and let your technology support requirements be taken care of by a trusted IT partner. Outsourcing can also provide better productivity and allow you to supply your customers with a better and more efficient product or service.

So if you are reviewing the technology your business utilises, and how that is supported, give us a call today and we can discuss how the VisionLab team can become your trusted IT team.

Hosted & On-Premises Server Solutions

As a trusted IT provider, we are often asked: hosted (cloud-based) or on-premise? What’s the difference? A hosted server is a virtual server hosted through cloud computing, while an on-premises server is a physical server kept on-site that allows for the transformation of data and must be managed and maintained by the business.

The truth is, there is no one size fits all approach. It depends entirely on what is important to your business and what applications your business operates with. Whatever your business needs are, VisionLab can help you decide on the best solution to meet your requirements.

Networking & Security

Network security is any activity designed to protect the usability and integrity of your network and data. It includes both hardware and software technologies. Effective network security manages access to the network. It targets a variety of threats and stops them from entering or spreading on your network.

How do you benefit from network security?

Digitisation has transformed our world. How we live, work, play and learn have all changed. Every business that wants to deliver the services that customers and employees demand must protect its network. Network security also helps you protect proprietary information from attack. So if you are looking to upgrade your security, or simply would like advice or a review of your current set up, contact our team today.

Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 is not simply a browser-based version of Office – it is a complete cloud-based productivity platform for your business. Available through a monthly subscription plan, Microsoft 365 contains all of your familiar Office apps, with the added power of Microsoft services like SharePoint Online, Teams, Exchange and Power BI.

Microsoft 365 allows users to work from anywhere and provides the ability to collaborate on documents, so that everyone who needs to contribute to or edit a document, can work on the same version (viewing real-time changes) rather than having multiple versions floating around that have to be combined, removing the confusion of which is the latest version.

There are several different Microsoft 365 business plans available with different programs and features. Not everyone in your company is going to need the exact same thing. You can mix and match plans, so you don’t have to pay for more than you need. It’s pretty easy to switch between plans too if you find that an employee needs more or less than what they have now.

Microsoft 365 is a complete, intelligent solution that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely. It brings together the best of Office, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). Click here for more information.


Microsoft SharePoint

SharePoint empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team or department, allowing the sharing of files, data, news, and resources. Team collaboration is effortless and secure with team members inside and outside your business, across PCs, Macs, and mobile devices.

Why use SharePoint? Because it’s a web-based platform it means you can access your files from anywhere. Think of it as the evolution of the ‘My Documents’ folder people have on their desktops. The benefit is that whatever device you’re on or if your laptop crashes, all your files are still accessible and secure because they are stored in the Cloud. Further, SharePoint can transform your business processes. It accelerates productivity by transforming processes from simple tasks like notifications and approvals to complex operational workflows. 

Disaster Recovery

Protecting your business data from a disaster is critical to maintaining your business continuity, and in some cases, your business’s ultimate survival. There are many events that could compromise your data such as an earthquake, flooding, a ransomware attack or human error. In the past disaster recovery plans where considered a last resort, but these days, a disaster recovery plan is considered an essential element of any good business continuity plan.

Diagram illustrating data recovery in a disaster

The best way to ensure your data is safe and the continuation of your business operations is to maintain multiple copies of your data (backups), with at least one of these copies held off-site at all times.

This may sound cumbersome, but there are many ways to accomplish this and VisionLab can help you with setting up the right solution to suit your business requirements.

We have multiple solutions to offer, so give us a call today, and we can help you assess the best protection for your business.

Hardware Solutions

VisionLab is committed to providing high-quality hardware solutions to maximize uptime and efficacy, to help our customers improve their total cost of ownership (TCO). We do this by recommending and delivering sound hardware solutions, starting from procurement, through to implementation, ongoing support, and maintenance.

We will help you determine the right solution that makes sense when combining budget and performance, providing a cost-effective TCO solution that suits your business needs. We will then assist you with building a well-defined service model to ensure your investment is a success. With over 25 years of experience and our complimentary team of engineers, we have the expertise to help you select the best fit for your needs.

Antivirus Security Solutions

The most important thing for your business operations and data is that it is safe and secure. Many threats can cripple your business, and you must protect your data and your business from these threats. These are just some of the potential threats to your operations that you may have heard of:

  • Malware and Ransomware
  • Business Email Compromise (BEC)
  • Supply chain hacking
  • Remote Access Trojan (RAT)
  • Drive-by downloads
  • Spyware infections
  • Security breaches via IoT

VisionLab can customise a security solution to ensure that your business has the best possible protection, so you can rest easy and concentrate on looking after your customers. Contact us today.

Office Relocation

Relocating your business to a new location can be a daunting task. There is a lot more to it than just packing up your files and moving. Your IT and Communications infrastructure is key to your ability to do business. So, ensuring the relocation of your IT systems, hardware and phones to your new premises is as smooth as possible, without risking security and productivity is of the utmost importance. Not to mention, the move usually needs to take place within a short timeframe, all while still remaining open for your customers. It can feel like an impossible task!

But it doesn’t need to be stressful.

VisionLab will work with you to plan your relocation, ensuring the move of your IT and Communications, is as a seamless and efficient as possible, with minimum downtime and disruption to your people and your business.

This can also be a time to reassess your needs and maybe upgrade or implement new systems for protecting your business, data and users from a security threat, along with assessing if you have the most efficient and appropriate hardware and software in place for your requirements.

Now you know what VisionLab can do for you, it’s time to meet the team. 〉