IT assessment

 

Information technologies have become a significant part of investment in the development of almost any type of business, so it is important to receive regular confidence that IT fully justifies its purpose and is used effectively. Baker Tilly's approach provides an independent assessment of IT effectiveness, both at the level of a single IT solution or department, and across the company. The results of the assessment help find the necessary balance between the strategic goals of the business and IT resources. This allows you to achieve the most rational use of IT through the effective distribution of investment in the implementation of new IT solutions and optimize the cost of maintaining existing ones.

 

Assessment of the quality of implementation. Audit for compliance with the Terms of Reference (ToR).

After or during developing information systems or implementing IT solutions, there are regular cases when the final result does not meet the company's expectations. An audit of the implementation or the results of the development of an information system for compliance with the technical requirements is a type of engineering and technical expertise and allows you to set the following:

  • the level of compliance of the information system or IT solution with the requirements of the technical specifications;
  • limits of compatibility of the studied information system with the existing infrastructure;
  • completeness and availability of the implemented functional requirements.

The results of the independent evaluation will determine with a high degree of confidence how effectively the development or implementation of the information system was carried out. The developed recommendations based on the results of the assessment will allow for the acceptance of the decision or its modification to the required level in the most efficient way.

Assessment of the compliance of infrastructure and existing IT systems with business needs.

Assessing IT compliance with strategic business requirements increases the predictability of this component and reduces in advance the risks of a sudden business shutdown or loss of assets due to possible imperfection of IT infrastructure and software.

To achieve these goals, analysis and identification of key management zones is carried out according to the Business / IT Alignment model, within which technical risks are determined to confirm proper IT functionality, organizational risks are identified to confirm proper use of IT, and business risks confirming the value and effectiveness IT for business.

As a result, an estimation is made of the correlation between the strategic goals of the business and objective IT capabilities in the medium term (1-3 years) without taking into account unpredictable regulatory impact, such as changing laws or the global situation. Analysis of the link between the business structure and IT architecture is the basis for recommendations and a corrective model are proposed. Final report also includes analysis and assessment of personnel potential and level of IT competence, analysis and assessment of infrastructure and technical equipment in IT, assessment IT and IB capabilities to meet business expectations and requirements.

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