Why you should audit your IT systems annually
The shocking fact about business systems and technology is that they can go out of date very quickly.
How do you keep up with new technologies? How do you make sure you have a competitive advantage?
In this article, we will outline the simple steps your IT provider should be doing on an annual basis in order to keep you informed. As well as your business up to date with the latest IT technologies.
An annual IT systems audit should be set in the diary. When this takes place very much depends on your business operation. Moreover, a good rule of thumb is to carry out an audit before quieter times of the year.
This allows the business to plan any upgrades and projects to coincide with those quieter times. Also, this will cause less disruption to the business.
What’s entailed in an audit? Furthermore, how will your business benefit from it? Let’s cover these:
Age of equipment
An inventory of all IT equipment should be kept. This should include model numbers, manufacturer, and more importantly warranty status.
IT equipment which includes desktops, laptop, and servers tend to have a life cycle of between 3