What is an IT GAP analysis?
An IT GAP analysis (also known as a technical infrastructure analysis) compares your current technology status with your desired performance. The “gap” in gap analysis is where your business currently stands versus where you want your business to be.
Creating a gap analysis can help your business in a few ways. Here’s how:
- Brainstorm strategies. Creating a gap analysis can help strategic teams figure out potential action plans they can use to hit their goals.
- Identify weak points. Suppose your business didn’t perform as expected. In that case, a gap analysis can help your team determine the root cause of certain performance gaps.
- Measure existing resources. Suppose your IT team has a surplus of resources at the end of the year. In that case, a gap analysis can help identify how everything was performing and how resources were allocated to be used more efficiently in the future.
Benefits of using a gap analysis
Creating a gap analysis is a way to review your current strategies to see what’s working and what’s still needed. Performing one can help your business in several ways, including:
- Identifying weak points. Suppose your hospital has not performed as expected. In that case, you can use a gap analysis to help your team determine the root cause of performance gaps.
- Measuring current resources. Suppose your team has a surplus of resources at the end of the year. In that case, a gap analysis can help identify how resources were allocated to be used more efficiently in the future.
How do we do it?
We carry out comprehensive GAP analyses to establish the current state and performance of IT processes within your organization. Our six steps of conducting a full Information Technology Gap Analysis:
- Create a Dictionary with Technological terms, definitions, and acronyms
- Deliver an introduction and overview of the analyzed organization
- Create a full description of the current status
- Findings on the current state
- Vision and recommendations