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IT Audit & Optimization

IT Audit Objectives

IT audit enables evaluation of the current IT infrastructure and IT systems. On the basis of this analysis some recommendations and reasoned proposals are formed, taking into account business requirements of your company.

IT Audit — When is it Necessary?

  • IT audit is required for business expansion or restructuring
  • IT audit is required when transferring IT to outsourcing
  • IT audit is required for IT service expansion or restructuring
  • IT audit is required if IT business expectations do not correspond to IT services provided.

IT Audit Objects

The following components of company IT infrastructure can be the objects of IT audit:

IT Audit. Hardware and Software

  • Infrastructure equipment:
    • servers
    • data storage systems
  • User equipment:
    • workstations
    • laptops
    • office equipment
  • Active network equipment:
    • managed switches
    • routers
    • Wi-Fi equipment
  • System software:
    • operating systems
    • DBMS, etc.
  • Business applications:
    • 1C
    • CRM
    • ERP
    • BI
  • Business applications:
    • MS Office
    • OpenOffice, etc.
    • Cable networks (SCS)
    • power supply, uninterruptable power supply

IT Audit. Data Communication Systems.

  • External communications links
  • Internet access
  • Telephony
  • Hosting
  • E-mail
  • Other data communication systems (messengers, Blackberry, etc.)

IT Audit. Information Security

  • Information security systems
  • Virus protection
  • Spam protection
  • External attack protection systems
  • Internal attack protection systems
  • Data encryption systems
  • Data backup and archive systems

IT Audit Stages

IT аудит Stages

IT Optimization Objectives

IT infrastructure, properly designed, is the basis for further effective and reliable operation of business applications. ALP Group Company conducts IT audit of current IT landscape, resulting in two documents: Customer Descriptor that describes the current infrastructure and Draft Proposal for its creation or upgrade, for example:

  • IT Optimization ObjectivesServer room optimization;
  • Building up a domain architecture on the basis of MS Active Directory (or its modification if it already exists);
  • Corporate e-mail system creation (or its modification if it already exists)
  • Backup system creation (or its modification if it already exists)
  • Uninterruptible power supply system creation (or its modification if it already exists)
  • Security policies development and implementation (or their modification)
  • Ensuring corporate level of virus protection
  • Development and support of a unified user workstation image
  • Consolidation of remote offices into a single network using secure VPN tunnels
  • IP telephony implementation and support, consolidation of all offices into a single number pool
  • Development of the centralized equipment, services and events monitoring system with reporting features

Server Migration and Consolidation

Server migration and consolidation is required in the following cases:

  • Server Migration and ConsolidationIT infrastructure optimization is needed (IT optimization)
  • Current infrastructure cannot cope with the load
  • There are several separate servers, the number of which can be reduced by moving their functional load to more powerful servers
  • Transition required to new technologies that do not support software installed on available servers

Advantages of server migration and consolidation:

  • Control enhancement due to standardization
  • Reducing the number of equipment items
  • Infrastructure security enhancement
  • Load balancing between the IT-specialists at the expense of reducing the workload on administration and support
  • Reducing the number of licenses, etc.

Server migration and consolidation procedure:

  • Analysis of available server capacity and performed services. Search for opportunities to improve and simplify the infrastructure
  • Draft proposals and recommendations development and their negotiation with the customer
  • Creation of the changes project plan and its coordination with the customer
  • Development, testing and implementation of updated services
  • Migration to the new services
  • User and data migration in accordance with draft proposals
Contacts: Boris,

Head of Sales Departament

Dmitriy,

Head of ITSM Departament

E-mail:     itsm@alp.ru


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