IT Systems Health Check

An IT systems health check identifies the inconsistencies, irregularities and inefficiencies that are causing an organisation’s network to operate ineffectively. A thorough systems health check helps discover opportunities to increase computing efficiencies and reduce costs.

The Empower IT Solutions systems health check provides businesses with a comprehensive report on:

  • hardware status,
  • software licenses,
  • end-of-life milestones,
  • future readiness,
  • recommendations for network optimisation, and
  • capacity planning.

If you are experiencing constant issues with your workstations and networks or are worried about being hit by ransomware; our team can conduct a comprehensive IT systems health check.

IT systems health check methodology

Determine network capacity

As the first step, we will sort and prepare a digital inventory of your existing IT equipment.  We will assess its capacity, including an in-depth examination of your organisation’s network components such as Active Directory, Exchange database and storage server. An analysis of the life and scalability of each infrastructural element is also performed.

Test network reliability

This phase of IT systems health check includes analysing and testing the reliability and performance of an existing network. Our technicians will compare your network performance with industry benchmarks, investigate past network issues and explore methods of boosting network performance.

Ascertain disaster recovery strategy 

Your organisation’s backup and disaster recovery plans and strategies are checked thoroughly. Past backup failures, data recovery failures and business continuity plans are studied. Based on the observations; suggestions and recommendations are offered to minimise downtime and continue operations in the event of a disaster.

Evaluate security environment

As the final phase of our IT systems health check; our engineers will analyse your organisation’s security practices and evaluate security patches and weigh protection against malware, virus and latest ransomware. Staff awareness and user permissions are also evaluated.

At the end of our comprehensive IT systems health check; a report is generated in line with the industry best practices taking into account the future readiness of the existing infrastructure. This report details the status of existing infrastructure, lists hardware that is nearing end-of-life, indicates required security patches and includes recommendations to optimise IT environment.

The benefits of an IT systems health check

An IT systems health check is a great way to have a look at your IT equipment and explore ways to optimise performance. It offers businesses an independent review of the status of their network. The review is a detailed report generated from a security, risk, disaster readiness and scalability aspect. Post an IT systems health check organisations will:

  • have the ability to address network issues that are currently affecting their daily operations,
  • be equipped to eliminate losses caused by infrastructure malfunctions,
  • be able to redesign their existing infrastructure to support business objectives, and
  • receive actionable advise on mitigating potential network incidents and safeguarding company assets.

Regular IT network health check enables company management to increase the effectiveness of their infrastructure budgeting. Furthermore, organisations will be able to benchmark their IT environment against the latest technologies.

Call the Empower IT Solutions team on 1300 797 888 to book an IT systems health check.