WHY AUDIT YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE?

Knowing your final destination on the journey to the cloud is one thing, but it is another thing entirely to know how you will get there.

The first stage in planning any journey is to ensure you know exactly where you are. That is what the Wirehive Infrastructure audit process does.  It gives you an accurate and detailed report into the current state of your business infrastructure.

What that allows you to do is to create an effective plan for moving forward.

BUT THERE IS MORE THAN THAT

We have saved companies across the UK millions of pounds by auditing their infrastructure.

Now you can do it yourself.

There are a vast number of reasons you should regularly audit your IT infrastructure

Security – With more and more companies falling foul of data protection legislation and being fined huge amounts of money, it is vital that you are fully aware of the systems you are using to protect your customer’s personal information.

Business Continuity – Is the knowledge you need to keep your company running available to the entire senior team?  Or is it held by one critical individual? Perhaps someone has left the company taking vital knowledge with them? Perhaps they are about to?

Efficiency – Are you paying for duplicate systems to do the same job? Perhaps you are still paying for something you no longer use. Are you fully utilising all the features of the infrastructure you have in place?

The following videos were orginally created for an email marketing campaign.  Because of the positive reviews we got, we decided to make them all freely available to the business community.

OUR PROVEN IT INFRASTRUCTURE AUDIT PROCESS

In this series of videos our CEO Robert Belgrave takes you through the process of carrying out an infrastructure audit step by step.  Together they give you all the information you need to carry out the process yourself and unlock efficiencies, cost savings, and new ways of working that you may not have considered possible.

If you want to learn exactly how to carry an audit of the IT infrastructure within your business then this is all you need to do so.

Part 1

In this video our CEO Robert Belgrave talks you through the entire process from beginning to end. From the different overall approaches you can take to work through the process, to the individual tasks you need to do to ensure a successful process.

He also explains what do do once the audit is complete, as well as some of the pitfalls you may face when undergoing the process.

“Without truly understanding what you have, it is very hard to make good decisions about what to do in the future.”

Robert Belgrave – Wirehive CEO


Part 2

In this video Robert Belgrave talks about the most important part of your business, the people.  How they are often ignored when looking at infrastructure, and why that is a big mistake.

He talks about how to bring those people with you on the journey, and shares his own personal model for facilitating change in the organisation in a successful and effective manner.

“If you have undesired change that you don’t take the time to facilitate, it’s just going to be a trainwreck”

Robert Belgrave – Wirehive CEO


Part 3

In this video Robert Belgrave talks about a specific IT Infrastructure Audit we did for a large international charity.  How it came about, what approach we used, and what recommendations came from the audit.

“Like a lot of organisations that have been going for some time, their technology has grown with them organically and has kind of sprawled.”

Robert Belgrave – Wirehive CEO

THE NEXT STAGE IN THE PROCESS

The benefits of carrying out a detailed IT Infrastructure Audit are numerous.  If the process is done well you will undoubtedly unlock cost savings, increased efficiencies, and improve security within the company.

As more and more companies make the move to cloud based technologies instead of relying on outdated in-house infrastructure it is vital to have a good understanding of exactly what it is you are looking to move.

If you’d like to talk to one of our specialist staff about what you need to do to make the process work well for you and your business, then just fill in the form below. We’ll be in touch straight away.

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