What's included in an IT Strategy and Risk Assessment?
Our IT Strategy and Risk Assessment begins by meeting with the stakeholders: a business owner, CEO/CIO, or IT Director. During this initial interview, we identify any pain points which helps us design a custom-fit assessment for each client.
As previously mentioned, there are several reasons for an IT assessment; it’s important to understand the “why” in order to deliver on our clients’ needs.
Assuming we are conducting a full-scale assessment and not one tailored to specific needs, it will cover the following:
- Gather and analyze system configurations
- Gather and analyze financial data from contracts, purchases, and services
- Identify critical applications and vital data impacting the network
- Measure and document network performance and functionality
- Evaluate network availability, capacity and demand
- Configuration and change management
- Assess network architecture
- Interview IT and business managers
- Create a network topology map
- Generate an inventory of technology assets
- Develop a comprehensive report on findings and make recommendations for improvement
- Provide roadmap based on findings and recommendations
- Present our findings and recommendations with the client
Each IT Strategy and Risk Assessment includes a deliverable report. This bound report offers a detailed view of the network and includes individual hardware, software and network service inventories for every host on the network. The overall size of the report varies depending on the size of the network assessed.
The sections and appendixes included are:
Appropriate for senior management to review and understand the current level of risk.
Provides a plan that matches short-term and long-term goals with specific technology solutions to help meet those goals.
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Providing sufficient technical detail for the IT team to understand and replicate the issue.
Documents containing all hardware asset information and vulnerability scan test results.
Productivity during the process.