IDCA’s IT Audit renders complete inspection, report, recommendation and certification of organizations’ information technology delivery claims and capabilities. IDCA IT audit and assessments involved full inspection and certification of all the 7 efficacies as outlined by the Infinity Paradigm®, and the actual application needs to encompass the complete examination of IT layers: Application, Platform, Compute, IT Infrastructure (ITI), and Topology.
IT is the backbone of a modern-day organization’s prosperity and sustainability. To provide these the necessary IT functionalities a wide array of elements must be aligned to render the desired outcome. These elements include but are not limited to the application itself, the logical platform and compute components, IT infrastructure, SOPs, manuals, safety and security guidelines, human resources, vendor alignment, SLAs and OLAs, etc. IDCA promotes the pro-active means of addressing the availability and capacity demands, security requirements, safety measures and preventing disasters before they actually occur within the complex IT environments, while minimizing risk.
The are six layers of the IT architecture, infrastructure and operations that will be part of the IDCA’s IT Audit Process.
“Comprehensive, Effective, Detailed and Groundbreaking”
IDCA IT Infrastructure audits can be conducted at three (3) distinct phases of the IT design, development and maintenance lifecycle:
If the ecosystem, application, IT, cloud or data center has been designed, IDCA can audit the drawings, schematics and design files to highlight all compliance flaws, efficiency gaps and vulnerabilities and provide you a comprehensive report per the findings. Upon completion of the design audit the organization will be graded and rated per IDCA G Levels and applicable certification will be issued.
IDCA can audit already developed and built ecosystems, applications, IT, cloud or data center platforms before they become fully commissioned into live production. The audit will ensure lack of inconsistency and discrepancy of the completed project vs the original intents of the design and industry’s best practices per the IDCA standards. Upon completion of the audit the organization will be graded and rated per IDCA G Levels and applicable certification will be issued.
IDCA audits can be conducted while live operations are underway to assess the true capabilities of the application IT, cloud, or data center and the entire application ecosystem. This exercise will ensure that all probably operational flaws, downtimes, inefficiencies and hurdles to be identified and highlighted. Upon completion of the audit the organization will be graded and rated per IDCA G Levels and applicable certification will be issued.
When thinking of the prevailing next-generation IDCA application audit and certification, answering some of the below questions can shed light into the immediate benefit for the application stakeholder:
Who's the auditor?IT Certified Auditor (ITCA)®
At the midst of the IT, application, data center, big data, and cloud management boom, official IDCA IT Certified Auditors (ITCAs)® play a critical role in the coming age. For the information technology community, ensuring that the facilities and IT are in alignment to the business continuity, application and business needs and maintaining efficiency, security, safety, capacity, resilience, innovation and operability are key. A ITCA® has traveled a long and extensive journey, fulfilling requirements after requirement to reach the stage of being able to assess and certify mission critical IT infrastructures and platforms. All ITCA™s have become a IT Authority (ITA)®, which means they are industry veterans, with many years of in-depth expertise, successfully completed all IDCA education and certification ladder; have contributed significantly to the IT industry and community; and on top of all the above, have completed the rigid ITCA® program. The ITCA® program is a highly certified auditors ideal for handling most complex IT industry’s compliance needs, only available to certified ITAs.
ReportsComprehensive, detailed, informative, logical, educating, life saving and essential!
Due to its universally effective approach, IDCA audit reports are highly regarded for their comprehensiveness, details, and effectiveness for the organization under assessment. The audit reports typically become part of the organization’s educational process in order to educate and inform the cloud operations, maintenance, design and implementation staff to understand the mistakes, flaws and shortfalls and ensure such will not repeat themselves in the future. In addition, the report becomes a reference point for upcoming projects and a benchmark of compliance matrix for minimizing risks and non-compliances in the future. The Information Technology undergoing IDCA audit can expect to receive grade certification and classification per every high-level component of its infrastructure, i.e. SFI G1, Site G2, and G3. The report will also include the results of measurements and scans in accordance to IDCA.
Why IDCA?Application-centric, cutting edge, IT and Facility encompassing, Infrastructure and Operation enabling, educating, assuring, cutting-edge.
IDCA is the first organization in the world that addresses the entirety of the information technology. Having a comprehensive approach that validates both the logical as well as the physical IT components, layers, efficacies, and disciplines is the cornerstone that all IT providers and stakeholders of the information technology are in-line with the true disciplines of the industry. IDCA has pioneered the notion of application-centric infrastructures and the Application Ecosystem (AE)®. Therefore, it is an absolute advantage and invaluable resolution to follow IDCA’s IT audit, assessment and certification guidelines.
IT AuditChoose the right Audit for your IT Infrastructure
IDCA provides audit services for your IT Infrastructure based on the seven efficaies of the Infinity Paradigm. Please select the right audit for your IT Infrastructure below:
ITSecurity Audit and Certification
IT security breaches are one of the main cybersecurity root-causes of a critical breach to organizations processes and hurdle to business sustainability. IDCA’s IT security audit and certification process ensures that there are no security loopholes or vulnerabilities.
ITAvailability Audit and Certification
Availability of data denotes to the capability in maintaining the data while always serving organization needs without downtime or failure. IDCA’s IT availability audit and certification process will ensure the holistic and maximization of the information technology and data’s availability.