"I have worked with Darell and the guys at ITi for just over a year now and I have to say that they have been a pleasure to work with. Not only have they been very keen to understand our business, but they've worked meticulously to solve any IT problems we've thrown at them.

One thing that is very important to me when working with external teams is professionalism and loyalty and ITi have always maintained this despite being given some impossible projects to work out.

I have no doubt that we will continue to work with ITi in the future."

Patrick Leighton - Linards Ltd, Design and Print Studio, Hertfordshire

Software (licensing), Hardware and Compliancy (ICT Law and internal policy) Audit services

Software Audits

IT-initiative provides all the components you require to complete a successful software audit. Conducted in complete confidence, our software audit services have been utilised by organisations of all sizes.

Our aim is not to act as a regulator for software authors and publishers but rather to help you manage your software effectively. Our Software Audit Service offers both a strategic and tactical solution.

Our experienced Software Auditors will reconcile your licence evidence and create a comprehensive Licence Inventory from which your organisation's licence entitlement will be aggregated. Establishing this baseline will enable you to meet your contractual obligations and understand your actual licensing position, thereby helping you to make more informed purchasing decisions.

Our experienced Technical Consultants can determine the most effective approach for the deployment, management and metering of your software. Utilising some of the most advanced service management and discovery tools, such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (formerly known as Microsoft SMS), IBM Tivoli, HP AssetCenter, Altiris, LANDesk and many more, ITi can implement an effective IT Asset Management solution that not only allows you to track your assets, but also can extend these solutions to automate the management of your compliance.

Hardware Audits

Asset tagging, workstation hardware and server configuration documentation is a time consuming task, which often remains incomplete, or worse, inaccurate. If disaster strikes, data may not be recoverable without prior knowledge of the original server configuration. We offer a full audit and documentation service that provides a reference point for upgrades, asset registrations and disaster recovery/business continuity documentation.

Compliance Audits

The legal risks associated with ICT are wide and varied, and range from ensuring good contract management, through effective outsourcing to online legal challenges, for example authenticating contracting parties and determining which country's laws will apply. Contract law forms the basis of any relationship between an organisation and its customers, suppliers and outsourcing contractors. Examples include standard terms and conditions on a website, service level agreements and IT procurement contracts. Workers are also required to sign employment contracts that are supported by more detailed policies, for example concerning email and Internet use.

ITi can assist in the implementation, tracking and monitoring of compliance to these self-imposed regulations, as well as those set down by UK and EU law, providing companies with the essential requirement of proof of "Due Diligence".

Our Compliance Audits can include verification of conformity to:
  • Communications Act 2003
  • Computer Misuse Act 1990
  • Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000
  • Cybercrime Convention 2001
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002
  • Electronic Communications Act 2000
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003

Contact us now to discuss your ICT Audit requirements