Posted on November 27, 2020 by Louise Howland
Many companies big or small will routinely stress test their IT system to ensure they are secure and robust. Similar to an audit, these regular assessments allow companies to ensure a protected and secure IT system. Companies can have different pressures on their IT – those can be geographic, budgetary, or a workforce where IT expertise is in a short supply.
Understanding the technology in your office – and your wider business – is more than a training exercise. It may be, for example, that budget influences the type of IT you can invest in. Or, for larger companies with global offices, that sense of scale and growth can create distances that IT must overcome. In all scenarios, having proper security is a matter of IT compliance.
Many companies conduct assessments against their IT to identify vulnerabilities and other security flaws. By assessing for weak spots, your business can evaluate how well protected it is against potential cybercrime or other threats that could result in compromised, lost, or ransomed information.
Yet, security is only one feature in most professional IT assessments. A health assessment will review the full ‘wellbeing’ of your IT. This investigation will seek to ask essential questions about the role of IT in your operation, including its resilience and configuration. An expert investigation can expose any vulnerabilities or risks to help businesses feel more reassured.
Frequently, a company will invest its resources and energy into conducting routine security reviews to ensure its internal culture and business isn’t at risk. With the rise of interest in cybersecurity, strengthening your IT is an essential step in establishing good health.
An assessment will reveal whether your IT is setup effectively. Drops in your team’s productivity, for example, may be the result of IT that isn’t optimised.
Conducting an assessment doesn’t have to be an overly time-consuming task. Instead, an assessment can quickly identify any potential weaknesses in your IT, which can actually end up saving you time and money long into the future.
An IT health review will produce actionable insights that will help you more productively and securely optimise IT to your company’s benefit. A healthier IT system heightens efficiency and other areas vital to your business’s success.
Awareness is an invaluable tool that can limit the chances of external threats on your IT system. Yet, it’s much more than just intelligence. Becoming cybersecurity aware, you and your team can identify threats and understand how to prevent them.
One of the most effective ways to strengthen your IT is to start with prevention. Threats come in all shapes and sizes – and can be intentional or unintentional.
Identifying the roles of IT resources now can help your business going forward. IT can help plan for the future.
With a focus on facilitating IT excellence in the workforce, our short questionnaire can expertly review the health of your IT. Our technical expertise will quickly identify any areas to optimise IT for your business. In 13 short questions, we can determine the best practice and health of your IT estate.