The 7 Areas of IT Capability
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About this self-assessment survey
We look at your overall IT capability across 7 specific areas which we have identified as being the most important for a business. You can 'score' how much you agree or disagree with the following statements about your organisation. Please answer as accurately as you can. The questions are business questions - not technical ones. Technology is just a tool; how it delivers for your business is all that matters.
Data Integrity, IT Security & Business Strategy (Section 1 of 2)
DATA INTEGRITY [AREA 1 OF 7]
Every business creates and processes information. If that information is not properly understood and protected, the business may well be at significant risk.
1) We understand what information is needed and used throughout our business.
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Agree
2) The location of all this information is known/documented.
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Agree
3) Our business has never lost important information.
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Agree
IT SECURITY [AREA 2 OF 7]
This area considers whether your business information is suitably protected from threats.
4) We are entirely confident that access to our business' data is controlled.
Disagree
Agree
5) Our staff are trained and regularly updated on recognising and dealing with information security threats. (e.g. phishing, spam etc.)
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Agree
6) We have response plans to react to security events.
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Agree
7) We have appropriate physical and technological security measures in place. (e.g. hard drive encryption, room access control, mobile device management etc.)
Disagree
Agree
8) We fully understand and manage external threats to our data and systems (e.g. viruses, malware, phishing attacks, hacking etc.).
Disagree
Agree
9) We fully understand and manage internal threats to our data and systems (e.g. data theft, employee fraud, security and HR policies, PCI compliance, Data Protection Act compliance etc.)
Disagree
Agree
BUSINESS STRATEGY [AREA 3 OF 7]
This area looks at whether your business strategy takes IT into account and to what extent your strategy and IT align.
10) The business' strategic IT direction is regularly reviewed and updated.
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11) Our current IT capability aligns with our current business requirements.
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12) The organisation views IT as a cost.
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13) The organisation views IT as an investment.
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14) IT is seen as a driving force for the business' future plans and strategies.
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15) We believe that we receive the right level of external professional direction, to help continuously develop our IT strategy.
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