An IT audit is the process of collecting and evaluating evidence of an organization's information systems, practices, and operations.
The purpose of an IT audit is to:
- verify network security
- confirm software is up-to-date
- check anti-virus compliance
- ensure data security and backups are adequate
- identify and document the current IT infrastructure
- identify core IT issues affecting business operations
- develop recommendations to address core IT issues
- identify opportunities to enhance productivity through technology.
Myrtec offer a thorough IT audit to analyse your IT systems, identify any potential risks and make recommendations to improve your current infrastructure and business processes. Identifying risks within the IT environment, as well as ways to increase the reliability and integrity of the IT systems, represent tangible value for businesses looking to establish effective IT and business systems.
When should you audit?
If technology is a critical component to your business, think about these examples. Would you go on a long trip without checking out your tyre pressure, oil level, and fuel gauge? Would you make a huge real estate purchase without having a pest inspection? An independent assessment of your IT systems is an opportunity to better understand and address the actual problems affecting the efficiency of these systems. Quite often, an IT audit uncovers many problems well-disguised by our clients’ previous IT service providers! Rather than paying for the same problem to be fixed multiple times, an IT audit can help your business identify the underlying cause of recurring issues and take appropriate action to resolve the problem.
Myrtec provide ongoing monitoring packages to ensure your software, anti-virus and services are kept up-to-date and functioning effectively. This proactive, rather than reactive, approach is effective in foreseeing potential problems, taking corrective action and ultimately reducing the systems downtime experienced within your business.