Every company and every IT professional reaches a point when there is some serious growing up to do. A transformation must happen from a startup to a grownup organization. Ad hoc systems and fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants philosophies give way to documented procedures and repeatable processes. Every startup experiences growing pains across departments and one of the most overlooked departments in the “growing up” effort is IT - specifically the growing up effort around technology. With this in mind, we created a helpful IT checklist targeted at growing IT departments; from startup to enterprise.
While the technology produced by your startup may be innovative, best in class, groundbreaking (insert other cliche descriptive word here) it doesn’t mean your IT department is well run.
In our simple IT checklist for a growing IT department, we cover some of the biggest areas where IT departments often need to mature such as security policies, disaster recovery/business continuity, data retention policies, regulatory compliance, and more. As your company grows from 5 to 50 to 500 employees, there are certain standards to meet and likewise risks to avoid that come with being a larger organization.
If you’re an IT manager or director in a fast growing company, make sure you’re constantly checking the right boxes. Grab our complimentary checklist! And as always share your feedback with us. Is there something we should add to our list? Let us know.