IT auditing and asset management

A network and/or software audit (otherwise known as a ‘Technology Infrastructure audit’) provides you with detailed systems documentation, including a list of all hardware and software being used. 

Our highly trained auditors visit your business premises, be it a data centre, computer room or office and gather a range of statistical information from your intelligent network devices. This allows them to analyse your network and compile a comprehensive audit report. 

The audit services can be broken down into individual components or combined to give an overall picture. The 3 main elements of an IT audit are: - 

1. Software Audit
2. Network and Hardware Audit
3. Infrastructure Audit

The benefits of Software Auditing

  • Ensure you always receive the support and upgrades you are entitled to from suppliers
  • Reduce the risk of viruses entering your systems
  • Increase business continuity
  • Know exactly what software is being used and by whom
  • Easily identify if users have software they don't need
  • Improve planning by knowing when software becomes obsolete
  • Increase your purchasing clout with your key software partners
  • Ease the process of merger and acquisition by ensuring there is no software duplication

The benefits of network auditing

  • Locating all components to ensure no duplication of purchases 
  • Planning for future IT requirements becoming easier
  • More time to spend on new or important but less urgent projects  
  • frees up network ports that are no longer in use
  • knowing what network kit is in use...and re-use equipment that is not being fully utilised
  • reduces downtime through accidental hardware removal
  • Flexibility to re-engineer traffic patterns based on traffic volumes  

 The benefits of an Infrastructure Audit

  • A complete overview of the existing Network infrastructure  
  • Full knowledge of where IT cable runs are 
    knowledge of capacity (i.e. number of users)
  • this is a network audit function 
  • Optimum utilization of the existing IT investment