Infrastructure Consulting

Tuesday, 17. July 2012

Under modern conditions of rapid business development, it infrastructure firms is a complex and branched organism. Proper structuring of organization management is heavily dependent on empower your it department to manage the firm through information technology. The introduction of firm management, purchasing new equipment, installation of new software products often take place without vision of a holistic picture of it infrastructure. This often causes problems fully operational software products, additional work or purchases, which leads to disruptions in terms of implementation of it projects, complicates the development of business and requires unsolicited investments. it Audit – a complex of measures on the analysis of information structure, which will resolve the difficulties encountered, to determine quality of it infrastructure and identify its opportunities and business objectives. audit it audit involves several steps: 1. Development strategy of the it infrastructure. The purpose of this stage is definition of business processes that affect the company's activities, and their relative importance.

Development strategy of setting goals is carried out according to the following scheme: 2. Audit of it department of the enterprise and its processes. At this stage, conducting a full audit of the it department of the company: – developing the relationship it strategy and business strategy in accordance with current and future requirements – done prioritization business processes – estimated cost and the impact of it on the course of a business process – a classification of it systems in accordance with the open standard cobit 4.0.; – from a technical point of view being tested hardware it department switching network. 3. Definition of technological development.

In line with the strategy of development of it infrastructure in conjunction with company management plan for technological development, which takes into account the prioritization of business processes and their costs. At this stage of development projects, it organizations are considered as investment projects aimed at improving it efficiency and increase their contribution to company profits. The method of technological development elaborated taking into account three main factors: 4. Plan for the organization of business continuity. At this stage the plan for the organization of business continuity. This plan includes: – a classification of types of emergency situations – the calculation of the consequences of failure and failure to maintain a complex business (Vusiness Impact Analysis, BIA). – "Pattern of conduct in an emergency" – the job descriptions in the case of an emergency – a set of recommendations on optimization of the administrators. When you create an outline for a business continuity analyze the possibility of continuity / recovery hardware-software system (Business Continuity Plan / Business Recovery Plan, bcp / BRP), as well as an analysis of the mechanisms of the backup / archiving. Further solutions are designed to organize work of the main fault-tolerant (Critical) business applications. In this decision are encouraged to organize primary and backup data center.

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