Assessments involve screening, competitive intelligence, patent searching, identifying competing products, reviews of the technology's performance, and identifying improvements over the current state of the art.
MYTEK’s assessment and needs evaluation services provide a foundation for IT project and program planning. A proper Assessment establishes a clear baseline, identifies current resources and gaps, and defines priority areas for effective technical and institutional improvements.
Our approach includes the definition of IT Application and Data needs that respond to the organization's business requirements. This needs Assessment is the basis for technical and organizational design and development.
Through our examination of the organizational environment and technical infrastructure, MYTEK will deliver a comprehensive picture of current resources and requirements. We engage management, technical staff, and users to build understanding and a unified consensus about IT initiatives. We identify policies and practices needed to support these initiatives and prepare clear budgets and funding strategies.
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Regardless of your specific business type, you share a common goal with every other businessperson in the world—to be financially successful. While there are many ways to do this, it all starts with a strategic IT plan. MYTEK can help you maximize your business' investment in IT with a Customized Strategic IT Plan that will address your current and future needs. MYTEK can help your business create a well-crafted plan that will address the following:
Collaboration - While all businesses use IT to communicate and collaborate, each business does it a little differently. MYTEK will examine how your company currently does it and give recommendations that will make it easier to collaborate and communicate internally, with clients, and partners.
Connectivity - You need to have the right type of connectivity in and out of office to support your company's business efforts. MYTEK can help you assess your current and future connectivity needs, ensuring that you have the connectivity speeds you need to get your job done, whether you are at desk or on a mobile device.
Remote access functionality - Any time you are out of office and want access to company data, you need to have remote access capabilities. MYTEK can help you analyze and choose the best remote access solution to meet your current and future needs.
Line of business applications - Because your company depends on certain business applications to take care of daily business tasks, your software applications need to up-to-date and under warranty. MYTEK can help you select the best applications for your business and ensure that the manufacturers will support them in upcoming years.
Data Capacity - Since your company constantly generates data you need to ensure that there is enough space on your laptops, workstations, and servers to store it. MYTEK can help you assess your current and projected data storage needs and suggest the best IT solutions for your company's needs.
Data backup - The data your company creates needs to be backed up somewhere besides a local workstation, laptop, or server. MYTEK can help you decide how often your data needs to be backed up and recommend the best solutions to meet your current and future business needs.
Layered security protections - Your business IT systems need to be protected from internet attack, viruses, hacking, and internal security breaches; if your company is governed by regulations or legal requirements, it is even more important that you have a multilayered security plan in place. MYTEK can help you choose the best way to protect your IT systems now and in the future.
Infrastructure - The most basic part of your business' strategic IT plan is having the right IT systems in place to make it all happen. MYTEK can help you determine your current and future IT systems needs, ensure that all of your critical systems are up-to-date on warranties, and that your specific hard drive redundancy needs are met. MYTEK will also make sure that your IT systems are correctly configured to ensure that you have maximum uptime that your business needs.
A system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. Firewalls can be implemented in both hardware and software, or a combination of both. Firewalls are frequently used to prevent unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks connected to the Internet, especially intranets. All messages entering or leaving the intranet pass through the firewall, which examines each message and blocks those that do not meet the specified security criteria. MYTEK can implement the proper protection for you network and Internet connections.
There are several types of firewall techniques MYTEK uses:
Packet filter: Looks at each packet entering or leaving the network and accepts or rejects it based on user-defined rules. Packet filtering is fairly effective and transparent to users, but it is difficult to configure. In addition, it is susceptible to IP spoofing.
Application gateway: Applies security mechanisms to specific applications, such as FTP and Telnet servers. This is very effective, but can impose performance degradation.
Circuit-level gateway: Applies security mechanisms when a TCP or UDP connection is established. Once the connection has been made, packets can flow between the hosts without further checking.
Proxy server: Intercepts all messages entering and leaving the network. The proxy server effectively hides the true network addresses.
In practice, many firewalls use two or more of these techniques in concert. A firewall is considered a first line of defense in protecting private information. For greater security, let MYTEK put the proper safety features into place to protect your data and your business.