ICT Auditing

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The pace of technological change and what that technology can do has always been rapid. Making the right purchasing decisions can be dependent on many factors, adding to that confusion. An ICT Audit helps bring clarity to your decision making, decisions that will prove to be of real benefit to your business growth.

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ICT Auditing

  1. 1. ICTAuditing<br />An ICT business audit can look at and inform you of 5 important aspects of your business.<br />Reporting back and making recommendations for development.<br />
  2. 2. Information Needs of the Business.<br />Communication:<br /><ul><li>with clients
  3. 3. with suppliers
  4. 4. within the business
  5. 5. with other significant individuals or organisations</li></ul>In<br />f<br />orm<br />a<br />tion<br />Needs o<br />f<br /> the<br />Business<br />
  6. 6. Technology Presently Available to the Business<br />T<br />e<br />c<br />hnology<br />P<br />r<br />esently<br />Current Hardware <br />Current Software<br />Mobile technologies<br />Current Web Sites and internet technologies<br />Social Networks<br />A<br />v<br />ail<br />ab<br />le to<br />the Business<br />
  7. 7. T<br />e<br />c<br />hnology<br />P<br />r<br />esently<br />A<br />v<br />ail<br />ab<br />le to<br />the Business<br />Building up the ICT Picture<br />In<br />f<br />orm<br />a<br />tion<br />Needs o<br />f<br /> the<br />Business<br />
  8. 8. Business Data Held and Used by the Business<br />Business D<br />a<br />ta<br />Held and Used<br />Current systems for managing business data: manual and electronic<br />Critical business data<br />Data security<br />b<br />y the Business<br />
  9. 9. T<br />e<br />c<br />hnology<br />Business D<br />a<br />ta<br />P<br />r<br />esently<br />Held and Used<br />A<br />v<br />ail<br />ab<br />le to<br />b<br />y the Business<br />the Business<br />Building up the ICT Picture<br />In<br />f<br />orm<br />a<br />tion<br />Needs o<br />f<br /> the<br />Business<br />
  10. 10. ICT Capability within the Business<br />Individual skills, understanding and knowledge<br />Individual Qualifications<br />Training history<br />ICT C<br />a<br />p<br />a<br />bility<br />within the<br />Business<br />
  11. 11. T<br />e<br />c<br />hnology<br />Business D<br />a<br />ta<br />P<br />r<br />esently<br />Held and Used<br />A<br />v<br />ail<br />ab<br />le to<br />b<br />y the Business<br />the Business<br />Buildingup the ICT Picture<br />In<br />f<br />orm<br />a<br />tion<br />Needs o<br />f<br /> the<br />Business<br />ICT C<br />a<br />p<br />a<br />bility<br />within the<br />Business<br />
  12. 12. Management and Leadership<br />Roles and responsibilities<br />Decision making<br />Man<br />a<br />g<br />ement<br />and<br />Leade<br />r<br />ship<br />
  13. 13. T<br />e<br />c<br />hnology<br />Business D<br />a<br />ta<br />P<br />r<br />esently<br />Held and Used<br />A<br />v<br />ail<br />ab<br />le to<br />b<br />y the Business<br />the Business<br />The Complete ICT Picture<br />In<br />f<br />orm<br />a<br />tion<br />Needs o<br />f<br /> the<br />Business<br />ICT C<br />a<br />p<br />a<br />bility<br />Man<br />a<br />g<br />ement<br />within the<br />and<br />Business<br />Leade<br />r<br />ship<br />
  14. 14. The advantages of an ICTaudit:<br />The ICT audit becomes the basis for an ICT/IT development plan that dovetails with existing business planning.<br />Helps ensure best use of existing Information Technology within a business.<br />Ensures ‘ownership’ of the technology available to a business.<br />Identifies specific training needs.<br />Give clarity of knowing ‘where you are now’ and where development pathways should lead.<br />Puts a business in the best position for future informed decision making.<br />

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