In today’s world we have an increased dependence on IT and any business operating successfully today, no matter its size or sector, will be using multiple technical solutions to support their operations. Whilst there are a multitude of options out there for growing businesses, it’s important that businesses are aware that whilst investing in new technologies and innovations is smart, it is wise to make sure that your IT has the capability and security in place to ensure that it can support your businesses growth plans.
Conducting an IT audit will help companies understand if the applications they are using are working efficiently and securely, it will also highlight any areas that could be improved. The main objective of an IT audit is to evaluate your IT infrastructure, including its efficiency and the security and confidentiality of the information within the system.
The benefits of an IT Audit:
- Highlight any weaknesses within your cybersecurity.
- Help you streamline IT procurement, potentially creating cost reductions.
- Create better efficiencies and improve workflows across your organisation.
Why an IT Audit is important:
In addition to helping an organisation understand the potential risks it faces, an IT audit gives businesses a clear IT strategy.
Over the years businesses have relied heavily on automation, timely manual processes have been replaced by smart software and technologies. Applying regular and thorough IT audits keeps the relevant systems in check, by raising potential security risks and allowing an IT service provider such as Ghost Enterprises to action any solutions.
What’s the process of an IT Audit:
Systems and Applications: A thorough review of your systems and applications, to ascertain their efficiency and security.
Identify Business Processes: An IT audit will also look into your business processes in order to streamline workflows and reduce costs across your IT procurement.
Cybersecurity Assessment: A cybersecurity assessment will ensure that systems are in place to protect your data from potential threats. You’ll be able to stay ahead of the game and upgrade anything necessary to keep your company safe from cyber-attacks.
Collaboration and Communication Analysis: With so many new ways to share data and collaborate on documents it’s important to ensure that you have the correct security measures in place so that your business can avoid any breaches in security.
Server Performance Inspection: An IT audit will establish whether your server can fully support the business software and applications you are using, as well as its capacity to support your business as it grows.
At Ghost Enterprises we feel that every business should have access to secure and efficient IT systems, booking an IT audit is a great way to ascertain the viability of your current systems and understand where improvements and increased protection may be needed.
– By Holly