IT Infrastructure Assessment and Advice
What would be the impact on your business if your technology failed?
Technology touches practically every aspect of business these days. From your email to your phone system to how you track your customer relationships, your tech is a big part of your company’s success. Still, the technology that makes your business run smoothly can also be the source of significant disruption if it fails.The interconnected nature of technology means that there is a certain measure of risk to everything you and your employees do. Some of these more common risks include:
- Social networking
- Mobile devices
- Cloud computing
- Electronic records management
Keeping your IT infrastructure up-to-date and secure can help to mitigate some of this risk. It’s important, however, to have an accurate overview of your IT environment. This is where an IT infrastructure assessment can be invaluable.
Should You Have an IT Infrastructure Assessment?
An IT infrastructure assessment can help you to evaluate your IT environment to determine its strengths and weaknesses. As a thorough examination of your IT environment, this assessment will explore many common issues:
- Outdated or non-existent policies
- Poorly-developed or out-of-datebusiness continuity and disaster recoveryplans
- No outside source for security management
- Lack of testing for BC/DR scenarios
- Allowing remote access without requiring two-factor authentication
- No testing or scanning for network vulnerabilities
- No centralized log management
- Lack of sufficient security, both physically and technologically
- Outdated networks or operating systems
- Poor data loss prevention systems
- Inaccurate or absent network architecture and data flow illustrations
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What's included in an IT Infrastructure Assessment?
An assessment of your IT infrastructure will aid your business in establishing a comprehensive view of the current state of your network. Additionally, it will help you to identify opportunities for improvement and make better-informed and strategic decisions. Typically, this assessment will examine:
- Allocation of resources
- Bandwidth usage
- Number of networks or servers in use
- Hardware age and capacity
- Server room layout, Software versions, support, and updates
- Service providers
- Network-related issues
- User-related issues
Strategic Advice and Consultancy
We take care of our clients and their businesses and appreciate that the level of input required from us may vary depending on your company’s position. Whether you’re starting from scratch and need a fully managed IT strategy, or you require an overhaul of your existing solutions or simply that your in-house IT team could do with some additional assistance –we can cater for every business need.
Virtual IT director
The increasingly competitive nature of business means more companies are turning to new technologies to keep them at the forefront of their industries. While start-ups and SMEs won’t always have the luxury of employing an IT consultant with the expertise to guide them through these changes, the Virtual IT Director service is a comparable, more cost-effective alternative. From large corporations to small enterprises, your Director will be on-hand to actively advise on IT decision-making and provide strategic guidance. They will fully understand your business function, conduct ongoing research on how to improve your IT strategy and how to take advantage of emerging opportunities, all the while acting as a consultant to help you achieve maximum return on investment.
Only by understanding what IT assets you have is it possible to deliver an effective IT solution. By auditing your existing IT and communication systems, our comprehensive review will identify any flaws and risks in your infrastructure. We then make recommendations for improvements and identify whether your current setup is sufficient to support your business objectives. The result of this is a detailed report that looks at how your company measures up against industry best practice, what can be put in place to ensure business continuity and how you can make the most out of what you already have.