MADSEL-06-023-006 (SSI IT Infrastructure Audit Data Sheet)
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MADSEL-06-023-006 (SSI IT Infrastructure Audit Data Sheet)

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IT Infrastructure AuditAN INCREASED FOCUS ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT WITHIN IT, WITH A PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON ASSET MANAGEMENT AND TRACKINGOverview financial control. Using a series of well-defined processes and deployment To d a y ' s e c o n o m i c c l i m a t e i s methodologies, supported by powerful characterized by the world's enterprises' multi-faceted software tools, The IT return to a profitability focus. Most Infrastructure Audit allows maximum organizations are faced with the c o n t r o l o v e r I T i n f r a s t r u c t u r e pressures of rising costs, scarce skilled management.resources, decreased revenues and profits, and increased competition. The IT Infrastructure Audit allows you to:Organizations are finding it increasingly •! Gain a precise understanding of all difficult to manage the complexity of their costs structures within the IT portfolio. I n f o r m a t i o n Te c h n o l o g y ( I T ) This includes servers, storage, desktops, infrastructures. networks, printers, software, software development, facilities, electrical The emergence of corporate IT power,! climate control, contracting and governance brings an increased focus on staffing.financial management within IT organizations, with a particular emphasis •! Determine the detailed make-up of the on asset management and tracking. IT infrastructure's physical asset inventory.Many of the irregularities discovered in some of the world's largest and most Create an intelligent ...

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IT Infrastructure Audit AN INCREASED FOCUS ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT WITHIN IT, WITH A PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON ASSET MANAGEMENT AND TRACKING
Overviewfinancial control. Using a series of well-defined processes and deployment T o d a y ' s e c o n o m i c c l i m a t e i s methodologies, supported by powerful characterized by the world's enterprises' multi-faceted software tools, The IT returntoaprotabilityfocus.MostInfrastructureAuditallowsmaximumo rg a n i z a t i o n s a re f a c e d w i t h t h e c o n t r o l o v e r I T i n f r a s t r u c t u r e pressures of rising costs, scarce skilled management. resources, decreased revenues and profits, and increased competition. The IT Infrastructure Audit allows you to:
Organizations are finding it increasingly   a precise understanding of all Gain difficult to manage the complexity of their costs structures within the IT portfolio. I n f o r m a t i o n T e c h n o l o g y ( I T ) This includes servers, storage, desktops, infrastructures. networks, printers, software, software d e v e l o p m e n t , f a c i l i t i e s , e l e c t r i c a l T h e e m e r g e n c e o f c o r p o r a t e I T power, climate control, contracting and governance brings an increased focus on staffing. n a n c i a l m a n a g e m e n t w i t h i n I T organizations, with a particular emphasis  Determine the detailed make-up of the on asset management and tracking. I T i n f r a s t r u c t u re ' s p h y s i c a l a s s e t inventory. Many of the irregularities discovered in some of the world's largest and most  Create an intelligent repository successful corporations resulted from a ( d a t a b a s e ) o f a l l c o s t s , a s s e t s , lack of knowledge about the financial facilities, staff, and organizational a n d p h y s i c a l d e t a i l s o f t h e I T grouping, to allow detailed financial infrastructure. and architectural modeling. The cost problems hindering enterprises  Implement formal processes for the stem, for the most part, from inadequate continued collection, validation, and a s s e t m a n a g e m e n t p r a c t i c e s a n d modeling of data, related to meeting fi n a n c i a l c o n t ro l o f t h e p l a n n i n g , financial and operational goals. acquisition, implementation, and disposal of IT assets. Financial Infrastructure U t i l i z i n g , a p o w e r f u l s u i t e o f Management addresses both those comprehensive software applications problems. SSC consultants follow a strict, well-defined methodology to ensure that accurate asset and financial data is captured in the data repository. This IT Infrastructure Audit approach enables organizations to TheITInfrastructureAuditmergesismolpletimoennststuoccreessdfuulcecosctosmtsanaignemtehnetirtraditional IT asset management and u
KEY FACTS
A significant number of small, medium and enterprise organizations fail to gain control of their IT portfolios, according to Meta Group: 89% of companies are ying blind, with virtually no metrics in place except for finance. 84% of companies do not use business cases for key projects.
84% of companies are unable to adjust and align their budgets with business needs more than once or twice a year.
Source: "The Business of I.T. Portfolio Management: Balancing Risk, Innovation and ROI", Meta Group, January 2002
infrastructures, produce up-to-date and  Evaluating IT outsourcing of in-accurate asset registers for compliance sourcing. and IT Governance, rapidly perform n a n c i a l m o d e l i n g f o r b u d g e t i n g ,  Planning merger and acquisition strategic planning and investment activities. decision making, and generally have Our consultants bring deep knowledge greater financial control of their IT and expertise in process, line and infrastructures and organization. support functions providing invaluable support to organizations facing the d i f fi c u l t t a s k s o f c o n s o l i d a t i n g Benefits of Using This Solutionoperational infrastructures, converting systems and integrating people and  Make fairer and objective decisions products. about funding. Integration Management  Considering activity-based costing. Our integration management team  Improved decision support based on a combines practical know how and holistic view of the total investment intimate knowledge of service industry Haveinitialprojectapprovalandbpuerssinpeesctsiveproofcessosleutsionwsithcontcheeiveudniqudeongoing management based on a an holistic view of the total investment. designed with Lean and Six Sigma c o n c e p t s . O u r p ro v e n i n t e g r a t i o n  Minimize investment risk and optimize management process provides speed of reward. delivery in a repeatable and sustainable process. This includes best practice tools  Perform IT governance auditing and and methodology, as well as resource compliance monitoring readiness and the program management  Ensure that technology investments office process and structure to ensure map to corporate objectives. successful roll-out.  I n c r e a s e u n d e r s t a n d i n g a n d cooperation over funding allocation.Unparalleled Expertise  Increase business accountability for Draw on experienced M&A integration investments - facilitate assignment of professionals who have been involved in responsibility to the appropriate some 100 deals. Our professionals leaders. combine extensive hands-on M&A  Facilitate IT Infrastructure validation. experience with relevant industry and implementation backgrounds. That's a  Make more effective use of valuable formidable reservoir of experience and skilled resources. know-how.
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