What is an IT Strategic Review?

And why it is important

by Adam Surridge

Adam Surridge | Account Manager at claireLOGIC

An IT Strategic Review offers a “line in the sand” moment – a snapshot of where the business is right now. And as it’s run externally, it’s also impartial.

Why do I need an IT Strategic Review?

Businesses that don’t invest in IT are missing out on efficiencies and are most at risk of cybercrime.

Q. So, how do you know if your organisation’s IT investment is appropriate for its size and goals?
A. You ask claireLOGIC to undertake a complete review of your entire IT estate.

Here are a few of the critical areas that our IT experts will feature as part of this project:

Reviewing your IT infrastructure

Your IT infrastructure, which includes all of the hardware, software, and network resources that are necessary to deliver IT services within your organisation. It provides the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of current IT investments now and in the future and requirements in the future to enable your business to be the best in your marketplace. This is critical as it ensures that the right technology is underpinning your business objectives and goals.

IT Security Strategy

IT is now the cornerstone of how every modern business operates. With that comes the unassailable fact that proper levels of IT security are not negotiable. If you are not taking proper steps to ensure the security of your business’s IT systems, you are placing your business at risk. Along with yourself, your employees, and your customers/clients at great personal risk.

Reviewing your company’s IT policies

These are things like your IT usage and Bring Your Own Device policies, applicable to those that use their personal devices for work. Outdated or absent policies can leave your organisation at risk. Old policies may fail to comply with new laws and regulations. They may not address new systems or technology, which can result in inconsistent practices. Can you imagine a policy that still addresses whether you can bring in floppy disks from home or discusses the proper use of fax machines? Yet there are probably policy manuals out there that still have this information in them.

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