All Audit reports are created by TCS and delivered as PDF compatible files. Each audit topic is presented on a seperate page;
a typical report for a Standard Audit (5 subjects) contains more than 700 pages of Best Practices and recommendations.
Comprehensive and Detailed Action Roadmap Report
Each page of the Action Roadmap report includes:
Current State for the topic
Incremental and Best Practices for the topic
Importance and discussion of the topic
Action Scores™ by subject, category, and topic
Peer Averages by subject, category, and topic
Opportunity/benefit of using the Best Practice
Recommendation for improvement
How and where to inspect the topic for supporting data
Any notes entered during the audit
IT Best Practices Audit - Sample Reports and Peer Reports
You can view samples of the IT Best Practices Audit™ reports here.
You can a sample of the Cloud Computing Options Matrix™ here.
TCS also partners with Infotech Healthcheck (ITHC.com) to provide IT Financial Benchmarking tools and peer data. You can view sample benchmark content and reports
For easy interpretation and navigation, all Audit reports utilize a numeric Action Score™ (from 0 to 100), and are color coded.
Scores from 0 to 29 are coded green, and indicate
the use of good to excellent practices. Scores from 30 to 50 are coded yellow, indicating
significant improvement is possible. Scores
from 51 to 100 are coded red, and indicate substantial improvement is possible when Best Parctices are utilized.
"The TCS IT Best Practices Audit did an excellent job in showing us where our technology was meeting best practices and it helped
us focus our efforts to areas that needed improvement.
The depth and breadth of the subject matter is impressive and revealed a few
surprise issues that we were able to address immediately. The reports provide a strong visual impact that made it easy to present to
our management team. We employed it to justify some budget issues and to help us formulate some tactical plans for upcoming projects.
The direct input from the TCS Consultant gave us valuable information that supplemented the written report. We have now established a
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Any IT organization that wants to effectively audit the use of best practices needs this service."Thomas M. Remakel, Vice President Information Management Systems,
Metropolitan Family Services, Chicago, Illinois