IT Assessments

When we were looking for an IT services company it was important for us to seek personalized services, we didn’t want to be another number. MinnDak understands our business systems and employees, and I would recommend MinnDak for their personalized service approach.

Kelly Behan

Chief Operating Officer, Integrity Steel Supply, LLC

Why Your Business Needs an IT Assessment

Nearly every modern business depends on a network of computers, servers, printers and other hardware for their day to day operations. When any component of this system fails, the resulting bottleneck can cause company-wide chaos. At MinnDak Computer Services, we’re on a mission to help businesses avoid network issues that may lead to serious decreases in production and lost revenue. Whether you are a business owner or information technology manager, an IT assessment from MinnDak Computer Services will provide you with a clear picture of how efficient your current infrastructure is and how securely and effectively it is being maintained.

Is Your IT System Helping You Meet Your Business Goals?

Your company’s IT system’s purpose is to assist your business in meeting immediate targets and long-range goals. An IT Assessment from MinnDak Computer Services will ensure that your current technology is able to reach those objectives and, if not, provide a blueprint for making the necessary changes and a timetable under which you can expect measurable results. We will make recommendations based on traffic, errors, packet loss, and conflicts, all of which can bring your business network to a halt. It makes little sense to Invest in new servers and PCs if they are attached to an inefficient network.

Has an Employee Given Notice?

While there are any number of reasons a business might request an IT Assessment, we are often called upon to perform one when an employee gives a company notice. As an independent third party, MinnDak Computer Services can assess the company’s IT infrastructure and provide an unbiased report on the condition of the IT environment as the employee exits. This allows the employer to be aware of any open issues that need to be addressed.  An IT assessment is the perfect way to ensure that your company’s technology and security will keep information, such as customer data, safe.

Are You Considering an Expansion?

An IT assessment is a tool that allows your company to evaluate its current network and establish a performance baseline that aids in determining how and when to proceed with expansions or upgrades. You’ll have a solid understanding of what equipment in your current arsenal is under performing, is ill-fitted for your needs or is set to fail. Our IT Assessment also reveals the effectiveness of your current IT staff so that you may make changes or seek the training necessary to get them up to speed.  

5 Key Areas an IT Assessment Evaluates:

Server & Desktop Infrastructure

Operating Systems & User Permissions

LAN/WAN/WiFi Performance &Security

Data Backups & Business Continuity

Security Patching & Anti-Virus/Malware Status

How the IT Assessment Process Works

We’ll Meet with You to define the expectations, timeline, and the desired results for your business.
Initial Onsite Inventory and Assessment is completed by the MinnDak team.
Follow-Up Q&A Meeting to ensure that our MinnDak team is clear on our initial visit findings.
Final Written Report and findings are delivered by the MinnDak team to the business via PDF.
Final Meeting between our MinnDak team and business to answer any questions and clarify what the assessment discovered.

We’ll Meet with You to define the expectations, timeline, and the desired results for your business.

Initial Onsite Inventory and Assessment is completed by the MinnDak team.

Follow-Up Q&A Meeting to ensure that our MinnDak team is clear on our initial visit findings.

Final Written Report and findings are delivered by the MinnDak team to the business via PDF.

Final Meeting between our MinnDak team and business to answer any questions and clarify what the assessment discovered.

What is the “Deliverable” in an IT Assessment?

Our broad range of consulting services are tailored to your business, and are designed to give you the assurance of knowing your entire computer system is safe and functioning as it should; this frees you up to concentrate on running your business. Whether you’re looking for a small tweak, a complete overhaul, or have no idea where to begin, we can assist you. Our services are available a la carte to provide you with precisely what you need.

These results are then used to develop specific recommendations that focus on:

  • Design
  • Equipment
  • Configuration
  • Security Improvements

Best Practices

Business Requirements

Common Design Requirements

Security Assessment Results

The security of your company data is critical and proactive security measures will protect that data from those that try to harm your business. An IT Assessment will evaluate and make recommendations to close holes in security and help create a safer computing environment for important data.

Backup Assessment Results

At MinnDak, we believe that the most important outcome of an IT Assessment is that it ensures that your backups are current and actively performing as they should. Our IT Assessments often show that the wrong data is being backed up, or backup failures are going undetected and are not being corrected. It is common for us to find that backups are not being tested at all; a company has no idea if the backup copy is viable and can restore data when called upon to do so.

The Best IT MSP You Never See.

Don’t Trust Your Business’s IT System to Just Anyone!

At MinnDak Computer Services of Fargo, ND, we’re committed to the values of honesty, integrity and reliability. We fully understand that our success depends on the success of the companies we serve and, as such, our goal is to be so good at our job you’ll never need to call us.

Core Values

Communication
MinnDak believes communication builds trust and is critical to the client relationship.   Our ticketing system creates true accountability.

Honesty [Clarity]
The MinnDak team is honest with customers to ensure crystal clear project objectives and service tickets.

Adaptability
MinnDak is adaptable beyond the technology. As a client partner, we adapt to their business changes.

Reliability [Dependability]
MinnDak is reliable and responsive to client needs.  We continually maintain a high level of quality service.

Teamwork [Partnership]
MinnDak builds client partnerships by understanding their business, technology, and cash flow. We are on our client’s team.

Purpose Statement

Creating Strategic Business Technology Partnerships 

Catalyzing Statement

The Best IT MSP You Never See