How Often Should You Have your IT Infrastructure Audited?


 

 

Like most things that operate, your IT needs to undergo a thorough “health check” every once in a while, also known as an IT audit.

An IT audit presents an opportunity to pinpoint areas where productivity, security and system availability can be improved. It also presents the opportunity to enhance IT systems, increase productivity and look for areas where costs can be reduced.

Recent statistics show that 81% of small businesses don’t have a dedicated ‘IT person’, which suggests that IT auditing is probably out of the question too.

With technology constantly developing, combined with the increasing risk of cyber attacks – we recommend you conduct a thorough examination at least once a year to review current systems set in place, including:

 

  • Current server / cloud infrastructure
  • Backup policies
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity plans
  • Security review
  • Network capacity and structure
  • IT policies and procedures
  • Print environment
  • End user devices

 

At Stephens IT we can provide you with an impartial, expert report that gives a true and accurate picture of your current IT infrastructure and also offers recommendations for improvements. Get in contact to find out more about our IT auditing service.