No matter what industry, every business faces daily risks and there is no difference with the potential business risks with your technology and reputation. Is your business safe?
Let’s face it, every successful business understands that it must optimize their IT operations in order to keep the company profitable and at peak performance however there are also the challenges of constant pressures including security risks, risk management, compliance and cost effectiveness.
If your company has a CIO or IT manager, they are constantly addressing the challenge of cyber threats and regulatory demands depending on your industry. Yes, many industries are now undergoing mandatory IT audits especially healthcare, insurance and financial. If you cannot pass the audit, you may lose your contract or be passed on a proposal.
So what happens if you don’t have an internal CIO or IT manager? This is where you potential business risks multiply dramatically.
This is where companies turn to IT Consultants or Managed Service Providers (MSPs) as the best way identify and deal with potential threats and performance problems using an IT assessment. Not everyone is the same so you must ensure they understand your business goals and objectives prior to the IT assessment. Also, by getting a more than one IT consultant to look at it, you will get an unbiased assessment of the current state of your network, applications, and potential business risk exposure. Technology moves fast and by managing your IT in a proactive manner, it is a tremendous tool so you can keep you network up-to-date as well as plan the future of your business.
Here are 6 key points on why you need an IT assessment to reduce your potential business risks from security risks, performance, efficiency, cost savings and productivity issues.
- Strategically evaluate the impact of IT processes and vulnerabilities
- Discover current application and device vulnerabilities
- Evaluate the performance of all IT assets within the infrastructure
- Confirm complete network compliance with security and disaster recovery
- Create proposal of Return On Investment (ROI) from network upgrades
- Plan on future network growth including business goals and objectives
Criminal criminals and hackers are notorious for financial loss, brand reputation damage, and legal compliance fallout to companies however it is up to the company to ensure they have taken every responsible effort to protect their business and client information on their network.
With our Complimentary Network and Security Assessment, we deliver a complete picture of your IT infrastructure including how your technology matches your business goals, gaps in security and how technology can help increase profits and productivity.