When was the last time your business conducted an IT infrastructure audit? Hardware and software management is vital to the sustained growth and success of every business.
IT audits and IT reviews work to highlight problem areas as well as find areas of opportunity within your own infrastructure. From IT asset auditing to system audits and reviews, our experts find the right solutions to solve your problems.
What exactly is an IT Audit?
An IT audit and review is an in-depth analysis of your businesses technical environment. This means everything from hardware and software assets, IT infrastructure and existing computer applications. Your IT strategy and any IT personnel are also assessed to maintain consistency. The audit process produces valuable information that guides the development of a detailed strategy, which aligns business goals with IT practice and system optimisation.
People often ask when the right time for an IT audit or review is. The simple answer is that they can be conducted at different times for various reasons. If your IT budgets are out of line, or your IT isn’t meeting reporting requirements necessary to make tactical decisions in a changing or competitive market. Maybe your IT projects overrun budgets or simply don’t meet expectations. Perhaps you’re considering upgrading or changing hardware and software to improve operational performance and drive competitive advantage. These are all signs that you can benefit from an IT audit.
The goal of an IT audit is to get a clear picture of the current state of your organisation’s IT services. A holistic, end-to-end audit performed on your IT infrastructure will clarify how effectively your business operations are being supported by your IT systems.
This is important as every organisation needs to balance technological needs - speed, ease of use and convenience - with the need for information security and risk mitigation.
At eStorm, our IT audit process helps to ensure that your systems optimally support your organisation's strategic vision. Our IT audit consultants also contribute to your organisation’s risk assessment process, during which a variety of technological audits are conducted. These are customised to your business and address information security, compliance, system performance, internal control and overall risk.
The primary objectives of an effective IT audit include:
- The evaluation of the systems and the processes in place that secure business data
- The assessment of overall risk to the business's information assets and asset management systems, as well as the identification of methods to minimise them
- The assurance that information management processes are in compliance with IT-specific laws, business policies, and industry standards
- The assessment of inefficiencies in business IT systems and the management associated with them
- Reviews of the operating system policies and documentation
- Measurement of business continuity and disaster recovery preparedness
IT Audit and Review Services Brisbane
Headquartered in Brisbane, we provide tailored IT audit and review services to suit your specific requirements. No matter the size of your business, our IT audit solutions cover a variety of vital IT systems and assets that are critical to the success of your business.
Our Managed IT Support Services include Managed IT Services, Outsource Your IT Department, Mobile Device Management, IT Consultancy, Corporate Apple Services, Project Services, IT Audit and Review, Virtual CIO Services and Production Studio and Design.
If you'd like any further information, or to find out exactly how we can help your business - please feel free to call us on (07) 3120 0640 or email us at [email protected]
If you are located outside of Brisbane, eStorm can still help you.
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Melbourne: (03) 9088 6431
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