In Person Events

Why Your Company Needs An IT Assessment

How do you feel about your company’s data security? If a hacker tried to steal your data, would they succeed? Would such an occurrence catch you completely off guard and throw your organization into disarray? Would you look back and wonder what you could have done differently to prevent it?

The truth is, there is something that you can do. If you’ve been neglecting your IT, you’re not alone. Too many companies fail to protect themselves and don’t see the value of effective IT until it’s too late. One way to begin to protect your business and increase workforce productivity is to allow Liberty Technology to perform an IT Assessment.

Our IT Assessment involves a team of IT, data, and security experts evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your current IT infrastructure. They review your company’s technology systems, provide insight about your networks, servers and storage, and evaluate any data and security vulnerabilities along with suggestions for improvements.

Too often, companies try to cut corners or fail to upgrade their systems as a means of limiting expenses. At best, they are operating on an inefficient system, and at worst, they are leaving themselves open to the worst case scenario: a cyber security attack.

Here’s how an IT Assessment from Liberty Technolgy can benefit your company:

Security

Your cyber security system is the fortress that protects your company. If you were in charge of defending a fortress, you would want to regularly inspect it for any weaknesses that your enemy could exploit. Hackers look for security systems that are easily penetrable. If you’re a small-to-medium-business owner, you should be particularly concerned, because many hackers assume a business like yours doesn’t have the proper defenses in place. An IT Assessment will allow you to pinpoint any vulnerabilities within your infrastructure and tell you what steps you should take to bolster your defenses.

Efficiency

An IT assessment could do wonders for your system’s efficiency. Efficiency leads to productivity, which leads to more revenue. An IT assessment can make your company more efficient by:

  • Evaluating your hardware and software and assuring they are the most up-to-date versions.
  • Preventing network overload that can cause your system to slow down and force your employees to spend their time troubleshooting instead of completing their tasks or projects.

Most companies avoid IT Assessments because they are afraid of the costs, but an IT Assessment should be viewed as an investment rather than an expense. The cost of an IT Assessment is little compared to cleaning up the aftermath of a security breach. And again, because you are running more efficient systems, productivity will increase and revenue will follow suit.

Competition

While the simple act of having a regular IT Assessment will put you ahead of a significant number of competitors in your field, it will also allow you to keep pace with the ones that do. We recommend having someone perform an IT Assessment, so that you can prevail over the competition and boost your productivity.

Consistency

Your employees can become walking liabilities when you don’t have the right security protocols and procedures in place. Having an IT Assessment will help keep all of your employees on the same page when it comes to equipment use, such as not using a company laptop outside the company’s internet, or security protocols such as password management and criteria.

Compliance

Depending on the industry you are in, your company is likely subject to some type of government IT regulations. In healthcare, for example, a hospital is subject to the IT regulations set forth by HIPAA. An IT Assessment will ensure your system is running within regulations.

Alignment

Like any other structure within your business, your IT should be working with you in helping your company achieve its vision and mission. An IT Assessment will give you a good picture of whether your current system is helping your company and if it allows you to best serve your clients or customers.

Getting an IT Assessment is vitally important to your company. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that you have avoided the worst-case recovery scenario. We provide IT consulting services and IT services for businesses in Macon, Ga. Let our team of experts at Liberty take a deep dive into your company’s IT infrastructure so your company can operate with maximum efficiency and minimal worry.

Back Next

Recent Blogs

Why It Security Is Important For Business

While Liberty Technology provides IT disaster recovery and stands ready to assist you in a moment of crisis, we hope that day never comes. Taking preventative measures can drastically increase the probability that it never will. Don’t think you need the top of the line in IT security or worried it costs too much money? […]
Jul 2nd, 2022 | by Ben Johnson

How To Manage A Hybrid Workplace

Working remotely was not just a temporary effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, it’s not going anywhere. Many businesses are making permanent shifts to full-time remote or hybrid models. If your business has taken this route, have you considered how that will affect data security? Your current security measures and policies are based on […]
Jul 2nd, 2022 | by Charles Goodsell

Why Your Company Needs An IT Assessment

How do you feel about your company’s data security? If a hacker tried to steal your data, would they succeed? Would such an occurrence catch you completely off guard and throw your organization into disarray? Would you look back and wonder what you could have done differently to prevent it? The truth is, there is […]
Jul 2nd, 2022 | by Charles Goodsell

Having trouble staffing your Internal IT?

In the post-pandemic economy, many small business owners are having trouble getting back to “business as usual.” A big part of that challenge has been attracting talent. According to National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg, “Main Street is doing better as state and local restrictions are eased, but finding qualified labour […]
Jul 2nd, 2022 | by Ben Johnson

5 Things to Look for When Choosing an MSP

A managed service provider (MSP) can provide significant value to your organization. An increasing number of businesses and organizations are turning to MSPs to address their IT needs, including: Security: The constant battle against cyber attacks, data protection and retention, disaster recovery and more involves constant oversight and research that most IT departments simply don’t […]
Jul 2nd, 2022 | by Charles Goodsell

The Evolution of the Cloud

Market trends are changing, and the IT world is on the cusp of a big shift. We at Liberty have a mission to stay on the leading edge of all things IT, and it’s our job to make sure you stay right out front alongside us. With the newest consumption model taking form, we are […]
Jul 2nd, 2022 | by Ben Johnson

Windows 7 End of Life

After 10 years as one of the most universally loved operating systems, Windows 7 End of Life (EoL) is taking place January 14, 2020. And if there’s one thing zombie season should teach us, it’s to know when it’s time to say goodbye. Sure, Windows 7 brought new features, advancements, increased functionality and usability to […]
Jul 2nd, 2022 | by Charles Goodsell

Ryuk Ransomware Attacks and What You Need to Know

Law Enforcement and other Governmental Agencies all over Georgia recently received a shocking warning in regards to what is being characterized as a targeted and organized series of Malware attacks. Shortly after this warning was released, over 20 Texas agencies were crippled. Ryuk Ransomware attacks are targeting Law Enforcement and Government Agencies in an attempt […]
Jul 2nd, 2022 | by Ben Johnson

Dishing on Vishing and Phishing

Fraudsters are lurking everywhere, sometimes even in plain sight if you know what to look for. Some hacker-favorite tactics include vishing and phishing. Not sure what these odd words mean? Here’s a quick IT vocab lesson. vish-ing (noun) the fraudulent practice of making phone calls or leaving voice messages purporting to be from reputable companies […]
Jul 2nd, 2022 | by Charles Goodsell

Two Ways to Protect Your Invisible Assets

At Liberty, we stand by our statement: The best way to get hacked is to believe you won’t be. It makes sense to protect the assets you can see, but, with an average cost of $3.86 million, a data breach of your “invisible” network resources could be even more costly than you might imagine. From […]
Jul 2nd, 2022 | by Ben Johnson

Customer Success Story: Vanguard Truck Centers

Vanguard Truck Centers is a company of 500-1000 employees, based in Atlanta, Ga. They own and operate full-service commercial truck centers. Vanguard needed to connect 15 environments in six locations across four states with a unified collaboration solution that brought together audio, video, and content sharing to make meetings easier and more effective. Liberty Technology’s […]
Jul 2nd, 2022 | by Charles Goodsell

When It Comes to Selecting a Workstation, We Think There's Only One Option You Should Consider: Lenovo.

As the new year gets underway, it’s time to reassess our relationships — including the one with our technology. Are you still getting what you need from your computer, or have your needs (or the demands of work) changed? If your PC has slowed down, or you have a laptop that doesn’t last long enough […]
Jul 2nd, 2022 | by Ben Johnson