Malware, data breaches, software compatibility issues and rising IT costs – if you want to control them, then you must understand what components reside in your IT environment. Just one malicious attack, major incident or loss of company data can bring your business to a halt and cause irreparable damage to your customers’ perception of your company. Failing to manage your IT risks effectively can also lead to compliance issues with regulators, financial loss and legal liability. None of these is a good outcome and avoiding them is essential.
Unfortunately, a physical audit of your IT environment is both time-consuming and costly to perform and the data you collect is obsolete by the time you summarize it in a report. You could hire one of the big consulting firms to perform an audit for you, but that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for a typical audit and will still require months to complete. You need accurate information to make sound decisions and manage risk – and you need it now!
There must be a quicker, cheaper, simpler solution. What if there was a method to use the current configuration data in your CMDB and cross-validate it against other sources to determine what is accurate and what must be improved? You could then just focus your attention on what must be fixed and not be overwhelmed by a full-scale audit. With the IT Health Check service from Blazent, you can do just that… well, somewhat. You don’t even need to validate – you just need to provide the experts from Blazent with the data sources and they will perform the health-check for you.
During a few weeks, Blazent can provide you with a comprehensive summary of your data quality issues and with a clear and concise explanation of the risks they pose and the benefits derived from resolving them.
Five potential risks you can learn from an IT Health Check:
- Devices active in your environment, but not registered in your CMDB
- Components with outdated security patches
- Operational servers with missing support group information
- Retired servers that are still active in your environment
- Components without anti-virus protection
- Devices that are not registered in your Asset Management system
Armed with a clear picture of the existing data quality issues, your IT staff can then develop a plan to address them – creating a more secure and manageable IT environment. Company leaders will appreciate a better understanding of the IT risk exposure and be confident IT is doing its part to manage that risk.
Considering the potential for operational disruption, reputational damage and financial loss as a result of poor data quality in your CMDB and Asset Management system, isn’t it time you act and obtain a clear picture of what you have today and the location of the problems? The IT Health Check service from Blazent is a small bet with the potential for big returns. Don’t wait, start yours today!