At Connecting Point, we understand that every business is unique. Therefore, the technology needs and demands will also be specific to each organization. However, we believe that every network should align with certain standards and best practices, so we have a process to align our clients’ IT environments to our best practices. Part of our process for engaging with potential clients is understanding where they are in the spectrum of adherence to core IT standards. Part of our engagement process includes one-on-one discussions to define business goals and objectives. But we also run a series of network tools to allow us to see a more complete picture of the network. We like to see the devices on the network, age of systems, applications in use, server types/roles, versions of operating systems, amount and type of data, security tools and protocols in place, bandwidth speeds and several other items. We also evaluate each client to determine their “readiness” for the cloud. We believe it’s our job to simplify each network to allow technology to operate more efficiently and more securely whether that's on premise or in the cloud. Our business discovery process shows us where we need to start and helps us identify any potential problems.