As we are mid-way through the 2014 calendar year, it is a good time to reflect on where your budget, assets and business are. This can relate to any business, regardless of when the fiscal year might start/end, it is a time to analyze and act upon the data and demands for the enterprise. Today’s market is ever more global and international, as the business evolves to the market demands as well as the worldwide financial markets and rules.
The diversity of IT spending continues to evolve, from the spending on all hardware is slowing this year when compared to the analyst expectations. However it is not necessarily the drop in the number and diversity of the devices, which are now present as working IT Assets in more business locations around the globe, at different price points. Instead, it is the fact that the new kinds of devices are driven down with competitive market conditions at lower price points. Gartner predicts that global IT spending will grow by 3.7 percent in 2015, still outpacing the growth in the global economy.
The challenges that are presented in the more diverse and global environments of today are driving the demands for internal audits. They can address the broad duties in the dynamic days of today’s changing business. The priorities of the internal chiefs include improving alignment with key stakeholders via the strategic plan, assuming a leadership position and enhancing the ability for the internal audit to address the critical decisions and plans for the business both today and tomorrow.
Is your IT organization seen as a trusted advisor to the business? How are you analyzing and planning as we are mid-way through 2014? Contact us today to discuss how our services can help accelerate forward into the new year.