For an enterprise to become a successful e-business today, it is absolutely critical to have a well-functioning, efficient and effective IT organization.

The success of an IT organization in any enterprise is dependent on a number of key factors. Having capable, skilled staff led by a knowledgeable leader is essential; but it must also operate within a framework of standards, processes, methodologies and policies. A robust set of technologies must be available to deliver the expectations from the business it supports. It must be well aligned with the business users and management alike to be able to get the required funding and support it needs to provide expected services. The IT organization must also keep pace with the vision and the strategy of the enterprise. This is especially important in today’s world when many organizations are transitioning parts or all of their business to become an e-business driven company.

Our IT Audit begins by establishing a clear understanding of management’s view on how IT can support and further its business. Starting there, we examine and evaluate key areas that contribute to the success of an IT organization.The following areas will be studied and evaluated:

  • General business overview

  • Key Business Systems

  • Infrastructure Architecture

  • Standards and Processes

  • Data Models and Management

  • Security Architecture and Policies

  • IT Staff and Management

  • Business Alignment

  • External Service Providers

The size of organization and the mutually-agreed scope of the audit will determine how much time and effort should be spent on each area. The time to do the IT Audit will also depend on the size and scope of the engagement.

The result of the IT Audit is a report that is an objective evaluation followed by a set of real, practical recommendations. The recommended solutions will be prioritized so management can easily identify the most-needed remedial actions and still have a clear understanding of the long-term effects of the proposed solutions.

For an enterprise to become a successful e-business today, it is absolutely critical to have a well-functioning, efficient and effective IT organization. A sound IT Audit will help an organization understand the resources they already possess and a clear path to follow to get where they want to be tomorrow.