The Importance of a Tech Audit

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It’s likely that as an auditing professional you’ll eventually be asked to conduct an audit of the technology. It may appear like a task to add to your list of things to do but it’s essential to make sure that the technology of your clients is in good working order and in line with their goals for business.

Tech audits can take a variety of forms. They can be a comprehensive look at all the technologies used by a business, or they can concentrate on specific areas. In general, the process of an audit of technology involves capturing each of the technologies employed and evaluating their needs, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. This can be a challenging task, especially for large companies that have numerous applications.

An audit of technology can be used to determine whether an organization is following industry regulations and guidelines, or if it is benefiting from any opportunities to save money. In addition, it can help to ensure that employees are taught the correct and safe usage of technology used by the company.

While the American public’s lack of cyber hygiene is bad news for everyone, it’s a much larger issue for businesses, that must keep their systems up to date in order to protect themselves from data breaches, minimize costs and provide the best customer experience. A regular audit of the technology is crucial to staying up to date and avoiding costly failures. Ultimately, it can be the difference between a business that is at the top of its game and one struggling to stay afloat.