Do you know what IT hardware and software your business currently has on the books? What IT systems and licenses does your business really own?
With all the various arms and fingers of HMRC digging into businesses that have managed to survive the recession, it could turn out to be a vital element that you know exactly what hardware and software your business really does have even if only to avoid a heavy tax bill or make accurate / correct tax deductions. Know what IT equipment and software you do have could just mean you don’t waste precious capital on duplicating or acquiring excess that leaves unused, ageing technology sitting on the sidelines.
With our Essential Business IT Audit, you can expect to receive detailed information on the following on every single workstation or server in your network:
- System Info -> Manufacturer Make & Model, Memory, Serial Numbers, etc.
- Installed Software -> default and everything added since it came out the box.
- PCI & Disk Hardware -> what graphics cards, network cards, CD ROMs, etc are installed?
- Software Licences -> which Office applications are installed and which licenses did you use on each machine?
- Operating Systems -> which machine has which operating system? Is it time to upgrade and if so, how many of what type of operating system licenses do you need?
- Patch Status -> is each machine fully patched and up to date? Do they update automatically or rely on users to remember? Is your business, therefore, more or less vulnerable to security issues?
For clients who have a Business Service Level Agreement with us, we will provide regular IT Audits (usually semi-annually) so that you can always have a very clear perspective on what is really in use and how much of it you have in your business.
Regular Business IT Audits also mean:
- If any hardware (RAM, DVD writers, etc) goes missing from any machines then you’ll be alerted to that fact sooner than later (Business SLA clients can receive immediate alerts on hardware or software changes).
- Software license management issues can be avoided – do you have enough licenses to deploy vital software to new employees? Have you purchased more licenses than you need and now have dormant stock?