All businesses run a variety of different software programs, some outdated, some recent. Keeping up with your network and everything connected to it is a very daunting task. And one that most organizations don’t even bother with. However, understanding everything running in your network is crucial nowadays given all the security risks we are faced with. The best way to accomplish that is to have a gap analysis conducted.

A gap analysis is a method of assessing the differences in performance between a business’ information systems or software applications to determine whether business requirements are being met and, if not, what steps should be taken to ensure they are met successfully. The term gap is representative of where you are currently and where you need to get to. It may also be referred to as a needs analysis or needs assessment.

Most small to midsize businesses have limited resources to allocate to their technology needs, so a gap analysis can help you prioritize what is most important. For security and compliance reasons, it can compare what is required by certain regulations to what is currently being done to abide by them.

There are several gap analysis templates and tools technology service providers can adopt. If you are interested in getting a gap analysis conducted or want to learn more about what gap analysis tools 2W Tech uses, give us a call today. 2W Tech is a technology service provider specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry. We have several IT Consultants on staff that are experts in conducting gap analysis and providing guidance on how to use the information to best improve your network and systems.

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