Chances are in IT environment has developed gradually. Over time, problems can emerge, including performance gaps, redundancies, inefficiencies, and unintended information silos. Eventually, it can be difficult to determine what is and isn't working. Without the proper perspective, it can be difficult to know where to invest your IT resources.
IT Assessments are fact-based, holistic approach for measuring expectations and perceptions of IT relative to capabilities, resources, vulnerabilities, and internal IT priorities. Qualitative and quantitative measurements of IT performance, organization and staff, business alignment, user communication, risk management, and opportunities for improvement and efficiencies are some of the outcomes of an IT Assessment.
IT assessments are valuable when:
There is a new CIO or senior IT executive
The company has had a major outage and is questioning the abilities of their IT organization
The IT department is constantly "fighting fires," everyone is fatigued, and new initiatives are not moving forward
Regulatory needs are not being met
Customers are expressing concern over the reliability of business deliverable dependent upon technology
Limited use of IT Governance as a means of continuous improvement
Interviews provide qualitative data to better understand user, executive, and IT expectations. Consensus around expectations forms the basis for measurement of deliverable.
Quantitative dashboards establish baselines allowing IT organizations to establish measurable goals and demonstrate success in meeting those goals.
An assessment is very essential in an IT industry. An assessment will indicate you at what level you are in your career path. Meaning it will be a guidance when choosing which training you or an organization should do as an investment. By not doing an assessment you may choose a training level without analyzing your current skills. You will step into a level of training lacking the basis knowledge. Let`s say that you have an aspiration to do the career to become an Information Security. And you choose to do a training of CompTIA Security+ without taking an IT assessment. You will confront the lack of knowledge because the first step should be to do a training of CompTIA A+.
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