Organic growth, corporate expansion, increasing competition, and seizing new opportunities all require constantly evolving business strategies to keep the organization moving forward. As a key enabler of business strategy, IT must also evolve. The challenge is doing so in light of a rapidly changing technology landscape and ever-emerging business requirements. In view of these challenges IT must constantly question whether yesterday’s best practices, policies, technical architecture and governance processes still make sense.
WGroup has identified seven leading indicators that signal it may be time to conduct an assessment to determine effectiveness, and what benefits you can realize from doing this sooner rather than later.
Before we forge ahead, let’s stop for a moment and define -“What is an IT assessment?” An IT assessment is a comprehensive and thorough review of a company’s technology systems and environment. The assessment will appraise how the technology helps or hinders the core business. The assessment can include, but is not limited to, network and systems performance, software audits, concept testing and development, strategy evaluations, technical reviews, and risk management processes.
An effective IT assessment ensures that IT serves the business, and can drive substantial cost savings, increased efficiencies, and compliance to best practices. With so many service delivery options out there, ranging from outsourcing initiatives and shared services models to comprehensive vendor management organizations and enhanced governance processes, IT leaders are asking when and how to make the transition from outdated best practices to the new realities of IT.
The following seven leading indicators signal it is time for an IT audit and assessment:
If the results of the IT audit and assessment are leveraged effectively companies will realize immediate benefits such as cost reductions, elimination of redundancies, improved risk management and an effective application of new technologies.
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