If you are in business, it is sure that your company needs for parallel control in all the sectors particularly those related to the information technology.
Here are some simple questions which enable you to know the degree of the implementation of the IT quality in your systems.
* Your software respects the analysis?
The software audit inspects the software which you admit to automate a manual task. This makes it possible to know if the solutions offered are in conformity with the analysis of your needs; else, major problems may occur in the future after the implementation. The solution to such problems is then either to redo everything from the beginning or to find a compromise that adapts the existing system to the real business workflow and needs.
* You always have accurate, reliable and timely information?
The information technology audit tests the exactitude of the information. It makes sure of the obtained information towards its completeness, and its reaction time. Where accuracy shines, there is no place for doubt. Indeed, running your business using a software that you do not trust is like having a snake in the pocket. You may ask how to trust a software? I answer by two replies. First, it could be accredited by a neutral well-known third party; second, you may do the work of the third party yourself. Therefore, testing the whole chain of tasks and calculations before you start using the system is much cheaper than catching the error afterwards or even not paying attention to it at all.
* The systems are available for business at all time?
The information technology quality imposes the capacity of your information processing systems – computers, software, peripherals and networks – to operate without any problem and non stop as long as your business is operational. The availability of your IT systems affects the availability of your business. Therefore, if your systems stop working for an hour, your business will be slowed or even stopped for more than an hour, taking into account the rush that may occur during slowed period. Usually, difference in budget between good quality and less quality solutions is tiny with respect to the damage that they do. Hence, it is not worthy to compromise.
For these reasons and much more, should be integrated the information systems audit, the software audit, and IT quality in all your businesses so that technology will be at the service of humanity and not the opposite.