It’s every business owner’s nightmare — becoming the victim of a cyber attack, your data and operations at risk. While nobody likes to think that their company’s systems are insecure, in this digital era, new and sophisticated cyber threats arise every day, and unexpected downtime can be costly in more ways than one.
This is what makes information technology audits vital when it comes to ensuring that your systems are secure. An IT audit is an extensive analysis of a business’ IT environment involving the collection, examination, and evaluation of IT infrastructure—including policies and operations. The reports that result from audits contain critical information about all IT infrastructure components, such as the end devices, software, hardware, cloud solutions, the company’s IT staff, and their existing policies and procedures. This information acts as a guideline for businesses to detect risk, stay compliant, and implement the necessary changes to make their IT environment safe.
In an age where almost every aspect of a business has a technical component that affects day-to-day operations, and helps them stay compliant with governing IT regulations, it’s essential that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) allocate a budget for IT audits.
There are many significant reasons why a business cannot ignore IT audits. These include:
A weak IT infrastructure makes your company vulnerable and exposes you to internal and external IT threats.
A regularly monitored IT environment reduces the chances of IT downtime and increases productivity.
Regular IT audits can help your business remain compliant with applicable IT laws.
An IT assessment increases data security and aims to reduce risk.
An in-depth risk assessment helps identify inefficiencies within an IT environment and helps management improve their IT policies.
An IT audit provides independent and reliable insight, which in turn can help your business achieve its goals.
While numerous companies offer IT audit solutions, at Solid Systems, we have a comprehensive audit process known as a “Systems Review.” We follow a holistic approach and believe in understanding your IT requirements. Instead of offering an off-the-shelf product, we collaborate with you and align our Systems Review to match your unique business objectives. Needless to say, we’ll work closely with you and keep you informed every step of the way.
When you work with Solid Systems, you can expect excellent service, and when we perform a Systems Review, you can also expect the following deliverables
A detailed report containing critical information on all your core IT applications, systems, domains, software, servers, and more.
A formal Systems Review Report with findings and recommendations to reach our Solid certified site standards.
A high-level IT roadmap and cloud journey proposal compiled by our expert IT professionals.
While we consider your business’ IT objectives and recommend tools that best suits your needs, here are some further IT audit tools that you may also want to consider:
Our Cyber Security Audits provide a comprehensive analysis of your entire IT infrastructure. They identify and list all potential threats and vulnerabilities, and highlight existing high-risk IT practices.
No single IT tool can help a business accomplish all their goals. Most companies use multiple tools and applications, building a technology stack to meet their needs. Our Technology Stack Audits can help you keep track of the applications you use, ensuring that they are contributing towards your goals, and saving you time and money.
Microsoft 365 can be used for a wide range of purposes, but one feature that many businesses overlook is Workplace Analytics. We can help you analyse employee productivity by monitoring Microsoft Office 365 activities and online behaviour.
With 18 years of experience in managing IT services for SMEs, Solid Systems is perfectly placed to help with your IT audit needs. We’re just a click away, so don’t hesitate to contact us.
Since 2003, we have specialised in delivering leading technology solutions and offering guidance to organisations in South Africa and abroad, in the most human way possible. We love technology and the exciting ways that it evolves, and are constantly improving the tools that we use. But humans are at the heart of our business. That’s why we value each relationship and prioritise a personal approach, finding solutions that deliver results for your company in the best way possible.
With our highly skilled and passionate professionals behind us, and the latest and most sophisticated tools at their disposal, we ensure that the businesses we work with are constantly evolving, and can step into the future with confidence.