The Importance of an Annual IT Health Assessment

One of the IT services that we offer in the Dallas area is an annual IT health assessment. It’s part of our Technology Leadership Service, along with other services such as strategic planning for your IT, IT lifecycle model creation, and more. Like your own annual health exam, the annual IT health assessment is meant to help you catch potential vulnerabilities in your system before they become major hazards. With our support, you can lower costs and reduce the amount of time that’s needed to maintain your IT system. These benefits start with a thorough assessment performed by a team who understands what your business needs now and what’s it’s likely going to need in the coming year.

So what’s involved in an IT health assessment? Learn more about this IT service, what our team will be looking for, and how it could help save your business time and money.

What’s Involved in an IT Health Assessment

These assessments are personalized to the individual needs of the business that we’re servicing, so not all assessments are going to look the same. However, here are some of the items that we’ll likely be looking at during the assessment:

Vulnerabilities in your system.

Businesses in every industry have a responsibility to keep data secure. That means you need to ensure that your network is safe from potential data leaks, either through intentional or unintentional methods. We’ll look for areas in your network or system that make the system vulnerable to hackers, cyber attacks, and even internal theft. We know what makes a network vulnerable and will make sure that you do, too.

Ways to increase security.

Our team will look at your system’s current system and evaluate against state-of-the-art security measures to see if there are ways we can help you keep your data more secure. We can help you integrate cutting-edge tech into your current system to ensure that vulnerabilities are eliminated and that security protocols are being followed across the system. You can rest easy at night knowing that your data is safe.

How to get the most efficiency from your system.

Our team will look at the current setup and find ways to make your system more efficient, running quickly and without lags or delays that could make the difference between a sale and a lost customer. We make sure that any old computers are removed from your network, old users are removed, and there isn’t any software that’s slowing things down.

Hardware and software improvements needed.

We will carefully evaluate your current software and hardware and let you know the items that will likely need to be upgraded in the next year. This is a great way to ensure that your team has the tools they need to get their job done without unexpected costs draining your budget. We’ll also make sure that all patches and updates have been completed so everything is running the way that it should.

Methods to help you cut IT costs.

IT can be expensive, but our team will help you evaluate ways that you can keep those costs down. Whether it’s a different software solution that could work just as well or moving some of the networks to the Cloud, we’ll look for ways that you can save money.

Want to learn more about our annual IT health assessment or other IT services in Dallas? Get in touch with us by giving us a call or contacting our team through our website today.