• Business
  • 08/03/2021
Keep productivity, mitigate risks

Working from home has not been without its challenges, but benefits have begun to emerge for staff and their employers, too. Levels of productivity have risen with this approach, and the demand for a flexible working approach has only grown, but so too have cyber attacks – which hit a record high in 2020. So, do you know which risks your organisation has unknowingly accepted?

If not, it may be time to consider an IT audit.

Where are you now?

Technology has become incredibly important to businesses and the cost of downtime has never been higher than it currently is in the COVID era. But, if you haven’t checked in a while, it may be time to assess the state of your current infrastructure.

With your workforce remotely connecting into your office every day, your network is no longer refined to the confines of your office, as it now extends to homes across the country too. Whilst this may have led to increased productivity, could it be opening the door to potential issues?

Maintaining your productivity whilst staying secure

By conducting an IT audit, our team of experts get to know your current setup and the areas you’re looking to improve on. Additionally, we work to identify areas of concern that currently exist and will leave you with a recommended plan for the next steps you can take.

As this article states, “IT not only needs to provide a guaranteed environment for business risk control, but its own risk control is also receiving much attention”.

An audit flags potential issues, shedding light on the unknown risks your organisation has unknowingly accepted and allows you to take the necessary steps to eliminate them.

Think of it as an MOT for your network, we’re checking what’s under the bonnet and ensuring you’re in the best possible condition for the road ahead.

Exploring new technologies

However, an audit doesn’t just give you a look at the current health of your systems, as it can help establish your future goals and become a key building block for any future growth.

An example of where we did this appears in our work with The Saatchi Gallery, as an audit revealed ageing, on-premise infrastructure. After an audit revealed this was no longer fit for purpose, we implemented a hybrid cloud computing environment, which made for a faster and more reliable network that could scale appropriately.

The last word

Collaboration and empowerment are at the heart of everything that we do. Every day, we strive to align our partners’ IT infrastructure with their commercial objectives. As a return to the office could only be a few weeks away now, it may be the perfect time to consider carrying out an IT audit

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