Why Informational Technology (IT) Systems Audits and Assessments Are Becoming Increasingly Important

It seems like every day there is a new online security leak. Somehow a hacker finds a backdoor and suddenly a company’s data, internal communications, market strategies, and more are on full view for the world to see.

The company must then spend extensively to rebuild its infrastructure, to ensure a secure future, and to regain client confidence.

These are extreme cases, but less reported on are the daily inefficiencies within IT systems that are costing companies valuable time and money.

With an IT systems audit and assessment from Affinity Technology Partners, you will not only have the peace of mind that your business is protected against such embarrassing outside attacks, but that you are also operating as efficiently as possible.

IT Audits vs. Assessments

An IT audit compares a company’s current IT infrastructure practices against specific criteria. In the case of IT systems, ISACA (formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) is one of the main sources of these criteria.

An IT assessment, on the other hand, is a comprehensive and often holistic check of your systems that is not bound to specific criteria and therefore can be adapted for a specific goal.

Planning, Implementation, and Follow-Up— Affinity is With You Every Step of the Way

At Affinity Technology Partners, we’re in it for the long haul. That is why we take the time to get to know your business, your needs, and your goals so that we can develop an audit and/or assessment that best fits your specific situation and your desired outcomes. Though every consultation is different, they typically follow this format:

  1. Meeting - We will start by reviewing your goals: are there specific vulnerabilities or inefficiencies that you are concerned about or do you simply want a full spectrum evaluation?

  2. Planning - Our team of IT professionals will then design an audit or assessment plan that best fits your needs and focus points.

  3. Testing/Evaluating - We will then utilize our vast knowledge of IT system support and industry-wide standards to thoroughly inspect your IT infrastructure.

  4. Reporting/Next Steps - After the audit and/or assessment has been completed, we will report back to you with our findings and recommended next steps.

  5. Implementation - Our team of certified IT service providers can then make the necessary changes to ensure the integrity, security, and efficiency of your company.

  6. Follow-Up - With Affinity, the job is never done. We will follow up to ensure that your goals have been met.

How Affinity’s Team, Experience, and Reputation Can Help Your Business

Since 2002, Affinity Technology Partners has been a go-to for IT solutions for businesses of all sizes in Nashville, Tennessee and beyond. We have made it this far and developed our reputation in this highly competitive industry by consistently providing high quality IT support and by employing a team of highly trained, experienced, and personable technical consultants. We take the time to get to know your company and your company’s needs so that we can provide you with a personalized service from start to finish. We are in it for the long run and are always considering what is best for your company’s growth now and in the future.

Outsourced IT support through Affinity Technology Partners provides you with individualized IT systems audits and assessments and an experienced team that listens, cares, and delivers. Give us a call or schedule an IT consulting service online to find out how a partnership with Affinity can help your business today.