What Is An IT Review?

IT set up review

As a business grows IT needs to grow with it, but often this is not the case. It’s not unusual for the IT set up to be nothing more than a laptop in the beginning. With more clients, more staff and bigger jobs comes more responsibilities – for data security, productivity and budgets. IT can soon become burdensome, taking up more time than it should.

Does this sound familiar?

A system not fit for purpose. Minimal expertise in-house. Too much time spent on IT. Issues that seem inseparable. Too much technical language.

Like most things, often the best thing to do is take a step back to assess the situation. This is where an IT Review comes in.

Conducted by an outside entity, IT Reviews assess your whole IT set up – from user grumbles to system structure and security. This highlights your system’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as identifying areas of risk.

You can then proceed armed with a list of clear recommendations, and ready to sure up your IT and get back to focusing on running your business.

The importance of trust

Given the critical nature of IT to business operations, and the confidential nature of the data on your systems, trust is crucial to appointing the third party to conduct your IT Review.

With a trusted supplier and a clear report, you will be able to make educated decisions to protect the future of your business.

At EBM, we built our IT offering due to frustration with other suppliers. When we found a system that worked, we offered it out to our clients and then the wider market. Because we know that other business owners experience similar challenges. As a result, we pride ourselves on our ability to support non-technical businesses, using clear language and avoiding technical jargon.

EBM’s IT Set Up

Clear and simple yet comprehensive, EBM’s IT offering covers four distinct areas:

  • hardware & software;
  • networks & infrastructure;
  • support; and
  • security & disaster recovery.

Our free, no-obligation IT Reviews cover each of these in turn, leaving no stone unturned in order to implement best practice and processes that support and protect your business.

How our Reviews Work

Friendly and knowledgeable, our team undertake the IT Review in three stands:

  1. Talking with you and your users – getting to understand your business, talking with management about the history and objectives of the business and how you envision things working. Also talking with key users about troublesome areas and what works well. This enables us to make practical recommendations when the assessment is complete.
  2. Looking at your equipment and software – assessing the age and status of your equipment, and making sure it’s running at it’s best.
  3. Assessing your network, IT infrastructure and security – exposing vulnerabilities and weak points.

Once complete, you’ll be provided with a report detailing our findings and recommendations. Strictly no-obligation, you are then able to proceed as you see fit.

Get in touch!

Find out how you can strengthen your IT set up, at no cost and with no obligation. If that sounds like something you’d be interested in – get in touch and speak with one of our managed service consultants today. Just give us a call on 01376 512 575, email info@ebmltd.co.uk or use the LiveChat service on our website.