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IT Governance & Compliance Consulting

Embrace change, control risk, and overcome emerging business challenges. We help your business understand and account for its unique set of IT governance and compliance needs. Through our flexible, embedded approach to delivery and maintenance, we help you address today’s organisational risks while delivering long-term value through a sustainable, flexible IT governance framework.

 

 

Our IT Governance Solutions

Digital Transformation Management

As your business expands its digital capabilities, governance procedures should be in place to support an efficient transition. Our digital transformation management practice also ensures security and regulatory compliance at every step of the journey.

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Project Management Office (PMO)

New digital capabilities create new efficiencies and opportunities to streamline and support project management. Our experts will help you implement a project management office (PMO) to establish and enforce these new value-added standards.

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Data Management & Governance

Don’t let security breaches and data loss compromise your organisation’s digital transformation. Through ongoing data management and governance, we keep data protected, secured, and organised across your IT infrastructure.

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Best Practice Sponsorship, Governance & Value

Our experts aren’t satisfied to simply implement new technology and leave you to figure it out. Our approach to best practice sponsorship, governance and value takes a holistic approach to education and support, helping you harness the full potential of your digital solutions.

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GDPR, ISO, Process & Compliance

Local, national and global data regulations and standards continue to create new compliance demands for businesses of all sizes. By bringing our own GDPR and ISO expertise into your organisation, we keep your brand at the forefront of emerging compliance demands.

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Partner & Financial Management

Make sure your infrastructure is enabling partner relationships and maximising their value. Our partner and financial management experts manage and monitor these relationships to make sure they’re contributing to your overall success.

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Value Management Office

Your company’s winning recipe for value generation is certain to change over time—especially where your IT architecture is concerned. We set up a value management office to ensure that any projects your business carries out deliver measurable business value.

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Data Management & Analytics

Managed data and data analytics gives your business the ability to generate deep insights that will then guide new enhancements and efficiencies in how your business runs. We enable this insight-driven approach to bolster long-term performance and ROI.

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Business Analysis & Adoption

From conducting cost analyses to guiding strategic adoptions of new business software, our consultants support due diligence and other aspects of business analysis to make sure future software adoptions are being made in service of your desired outcomes. 

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Auxilion Solutions - Digital Transformation Management

Digital Transformation Management

Auxilion Solutions - Project Management Office (PMO)

Project Management Office (PMO)

Auxilion Solutions - Data Management & Governance

Data Management & Governance

Auxilion Solutions - Best Practice Sponsorship, Governance & Value

Best Practice Sponsorship, Governance & Value

GDPR, ISO, Process & Compliance

GDPR, ISO, Process & Compliance

Auxilion Solutions - Partner & Financial Management

Partner & Financial Management

Auxilion Solutions - Value Management Office

Value Management Office

Auxilion Solutions - Data Management & Analytics

Data Management & Analytics

Auxilion Solutions - Business Analysis & Adoption

Business Analysis & Adoption

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Technology we use to build our solutions

Fulfil your strategic vision with the help of trusted world-class solutions. From Microsoft to HPE and beyond, our network of best-in-class technology partners makes it easy to connect your company to the best-fit business technologies.

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How cloud technology transformed a healthcare provider

Replacing and maintaining a wide range of on-premises servers was expensive and inefficient. So Canford Healthcare engaged Auxilion to provide a solution which would ensure that the company had a scalable platform for future growth.

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Auxilion’s implementation and support people have been great. We specialise in care and Auxilion demonstrated the same commitment all along the way.”

 

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Managing Director, Canford Healthcare
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Helping Canford Healthcare to achieve compliance

ICG decided they wanted to outsource the management and monitoring of critical ICT infrastructure across Ireland and Europe. As the successful vendor, Auxilion was contracted to provide a managed service covering the remote system monitoring and full management ownership of a specified estate.

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“We selected Auxilion because of its track record in high quality, 24x7x365 IT support across borders.”
Seamus McCarville
Head of IT, Irish Continental Group
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What is IT Governance and why is it important?

IT governance refers to the framework and practices put in place to align IT strategies with business objectives, manage risks, allocate resources efficiently, and measure performance. It provides a strategic approach to decision-making and ensures that technology investments are aligned with corporate goals.

Implementing effective IT governance is crucial for managing IT resources effectively and ensuring the success of any business.

There are recommended best practices for implementing IT governance. Firstly, it helps businesses make informed decisions by providing a clear understanding of their current technology infrastructure and capabilities. This enables them to identify vulnerabilities early on and prioritise initiatives accordingly.

Effective IT governance supports risk management by establishing mechanisms to mitigate potential threats. By measuring performance through an effective IT governance framework, organisations can track progress towards their goals while identifying areas where adjustments need to be made.

Auxilion’s IT Governance components

  1. Strategic Alignment: Strategic alignment is a cornerstone of effective IT governance. It involves ensuring that an organisation's IT strategy aligns with its overarching business objectives and goals. By fostering clear communication channels between business leaders and IT professionals, organisations can ensure that their technology investments are aligned with their long-term vision.
  2. Risk Management: Risk management is another critical element. With cyber threats becoming increasingly sophisticated, it is imperative for organisations to have robust mechanisms in place to identify and mitigate potential vulnerabilities. This includes implementing security measures, conducting regular vulnerability assessments, and developing incident response plans.
  3. Resource Management: Effective resource management is pivotal in IT governance practices. Organisations need to allocate their resources efficiently to support both ongoing operations and future initiatives. This encompasses managing budgets, optimising staffing levels, and prioritising projects based on their strategic value.
  4. Performance Measurement: To gauge the success of their IT initiatives, organisations must establish performance measurement mechanisms within their governance framework. By defining key performance indicators (KPIs) and regularly monitoring progress against these metrics, businesses can identify areas for improvement and make data-driven decisions.

How to choose the right IT governance framework

Selecting the right IT governance framework is crucial for implementing an effective IT strategy. The framework you choose will act as a roadmap for your organisation, aligning IT resources with overall objectives and goals. There are several well-known IT governance frameworks available, each with its own strengths and areas of focus.

  1. COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies)

Widely recognized, COBIT offers comprehensive guidance on governing and managing enterprise IT effectively. It provides best practices, control objectives, and metrics to ensure that IT processes align with business requirements.

  1. ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)

Developed by the UK government's Central Computer Telecommunications Agency (CCTA), now known as the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), ITIL focuses on service management within an organisation. It offers a structured approach to managing services throughout their lifecycle.

  1. ISO/IEC 38500

This international standard outlines principles for good corporate governance of information technology within an organisation. It emphasises top management's role in setting strategic direction, making informed decisions about technology investments, and ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

When choosing an IT governance framework, consider factors such as alignment with organisational needs, scalability, flexibility, industry recognition, and resource availability. It's important to recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to selecting an IT governance framework. The best approach is to evaluate your organisation's specific needs and goals before choosing a framework that aligns with those requirements.

Auxilion’s IT Governance solutions are adapted to your organisation and help to establish a solid foundation for effectively managing your IT resources. They enable informed decision-making, risk mitigation, and regulatory compliance assurance, ultimately driving business success.

How Auxilion can help you implement effective IT governance

  1. Planning and Design

  • Define your organisation's strategic objectives and identify how IT can support them
  • Establish clear roles and responsibilities for key stakeholders involved in the implementation process
  • Develop a comprehensive plan that outlines the specific actions required to achieve your IT governance goals
  1. Building the Framework

  • Select a suitable IT governance framework that aligns with your organisation's needs and goals. Popular frameworks include COBIT, ITIL, and ISO/IEC 38500
  • Customise the chosen framework to fit your organisation's unique requirements while ensuring compliance with industry standards
  • Define policies, procedures, and guidelines that will govern decision-making processes within your organisation
  1. Executing the Implementation

  • Communicate the purpose of implementing effective IT governance throughout your organisation to gain buy-in from all stakeholders
  • Train employees on their roles and responsibilities within the new framework
  • Implement mechanisms for measuring performance against established objectives
  1. Monitoring Progress

  • Regularly review key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess progress towards achieving desired outcomes
  • Conduct audits or assessments periodically to evaluate compliance with established policies and procedures
  • Continuously improve processes based on feedback received from stakeholders
  1. Ensuring Compliance

  • Establish controls to monitor adherence to regulatory requirements related to data privacy, security, and other relevant areas
  • Implement risk management practices that identify potential vulnerabilities or threats within your systems or processes
  • Regularly update policies as needed based on changes in regulations or industry best practices
  1. Continuous Improvement

  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement by encouraging feedback at all levels
  • Regularly review and update your IT governance framework
  • Stay informed about emerging technologies and industry trends

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