Welcome to 2018! With the new year upon us it’s time to get that gym membership you promised yourself in your New Years resolution, start eating better just like you said you would, take up jogging and all those other wonderful aspirations you assured yourself you’d commit to.
But what about the health of your IT systems? How are your current business IT systems running? Glitchy? Network dropping out? Slow internet access? It might be time for an audit of your systems.
So what is an IT audit? What does it involve? And importantly, what does it cost? Read on for all the details…
What is an IT audit?
An IT audit is an audit of an organisations IT systems, management, operations and related processes. The audit will analyse your equipment, hardware and software and will review your current network speed, internet speed and general performance of your systems. It is essentially a health check of all your computer systems. After conducting an analysis and risk assessment, the IT Auditor will put their findings and recommendations into a clear and concise report for you.
What happens during an IT audit?
An IT Auditor will have a clear objective of identify any system downfalls and providing recommendations for improvement.
The IT audit will:
- Evaluate the performance of the current IT infrastructure including hardware, software, network speed and performance
- Evaluate the reliability of data from IT systems
- Evaluate the current IT security performance
- Evaluate assets such as data, application systems, technology and facilities
- Check any inefficiencies of the current IT systems
- Ascertain the level of compliance with applicable laws, policies and standards in relation to IT
Why is an IT audit important?
You’ve probably invested heavily in your IT systems but you need to ensure these systems are reliable, secure and not vulnerable to attacks. The audit is important because it gives business owners assurance that their IT systems are adequately protected, provide reliable information to users and are properly managed. These audits also reduce the risks of data tampering, data loss or leakage, service disruption and poor management of IT systems.
How it the audit carried out?
Typically the audit is performed by an appropriately qualified and experienced technician. The auditor will establish the objectives and scope before evaluating the systems including the nature of any hardware and software used. After this, the auditor will put it all into a report with their findings and recommendations.
What does an IT audit cost?
With Newtrend IT, nothing! All you have to do is call one of our friendly team and we’ll ask you a few simple questions before arranging to come out to your premises to conduct the audit.
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