Comprehensive IT Audit

Comprehensive IT Audit

As a business owner, you are always looking for ways to improve and better leverage your IT. To gain efficiencies in IT, you need to have a solid understanding of where you are today and the weaknesses your infrastructure has. If your current IT is not meeting your basic reporting requirements to help you make tactical decisions, you are likely overdue for an IT audit. GadellNet’s comprehensive IT audit program is specifically designed to be fully scalable to your operation and goals.

This audit will give you and your leadership team insight to plan your future budgets, identify constraints/weaknesses, and focus your attention on the critical items with urgent business impact.

Knowing where you are coming from is important for our audit. Our end goal is to improve your infrastructure while alleviating any existing pain points. In order to have a complete understanding of your operation, GadellNet looks at your business plan, your existing server and network map, and your existing hardware and software through interviews, documentation review, comparison to industry standards, and a review of your strategy and growth plans.

We then move on to the audit itself. GadellNet will audit the server and infrastructure, server and network administration, employee devices, and internal and external security posture.

Server and Network Infrastructure

  • General Server Architecture and Hardware State
  • Equipment Standardization and Maintenance
  • Active Directory and Group Policy
  • File Sharing, Print Services and Terminal Services
  • E-mail services, archival and filtering
  • Network Configuration – Switching, Routing, Firewall, Wireless, Internet/Bandwidth
  • Off-Site Operations / Co-Location
  • Backup Solution
  • Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware Protection
  • Remote connectivity (Home Offices / Remote Offices)

Additional Focus Areas

  • External security posture
  • Internal security posture

Server and Network Administration

  • Operational Monitoring, Patching and Update Management
  • Software Licenses & Key Management
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Staffing
  • General Documentation
  • Electronic Ticketing, SLA Tracking and Reporting
  • Disaster Recovery

Employee Devices

  • Equipment Standardization
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware Protection

Once this audit is complete, we create recommendations based on our findings and interviews with stakeholders. We present you with an executive summary, an alignment to best practices for all 21 key items, a SWOT analysis, recommended next steps and 3-year IT improvement strategy and budget. We review all of this with the leadership team and have an open discussion about the options laid out.

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Being well-positioned in your market through IT will help improve your competitiveness. An audit will also help you answer important questions about what you need, what you can scrap, and how you can improve your bottom line.