Data carries reputational, operational, financial and legal risk. A risk assessment audit maps out data workflows, access levels and data sensitivity levels to understand these fully.
We look at cybersecurity, server uptime and beyond, including lack of interoperability, data management issues, end-of-life and legacy stores, system duplication and manual processes with data (all too frequent).
We identify risk and recommend best practices to minimize it.
A check of the quality of your institution’s cybersecurity landscape, usually against a recommended standard.
Business Continuity Audit
A check of the robustness of school operations to determine the extent to which it can withstand events that could immobilize operations.
Data Privacy Audit
Assesses compliance with the current privacy regulation standards with a primary focus on data protection and privacy.
This assessment helps determine how readily the district or school can accommodate new technology solutions to positively impact students, faculty and members of the community.
We analyse organisational culture, platforms and data processes/governance practices and determine their alignment with your goals.
The audit serves as a mechanism for aligning teaching, learning and operational systems, as well as processes and organisational objectives, to meet current and future needs.
Using process intelligence techniques we aim to improve the user experience. We can also assess the satisfaction of the community stakeholders in the current state, and ultimately measure improvements from digital transformation.
This assessment leads to a better data strategy, and will often identify technology that is under- utilized or not utilized at all. It also suggests actions that improve the state of readiness in the district or school.
"Their skills in data management, governance & innovation are unparalleled. Their secret weapon is that they listen to their partners."
A subset of a Data Strategy, this assessment can yield significant benefits.
Most organizations silo data. One of the quickest ways to unlock value is to create an integratedrepository containing what’s most important. This facilitates timely reporting and enables a range of analytics to assess program effectiveness, teaching statistics, resource utilization, school and learning outcomes.
This increases the school's ability to deliver a common understanding of student behaviour and learning needs as they progress by providing greater insights and capture of evidence informed learning decisions to support each individual student.
With a highly integrated ecosystem, you can ensure data quality and ensure data is being used in reports and analytics that is fit-for-purpose.
The requirement to build technology capabilities is constant, even with constrained budgets.
Re-evaluating existing IT capabilities can be very rewarding, and significantly reduce cost and improve efficiency.
We identify unused capabilities and match them to objectives in the Technology Strategic Plan. We optimize existing infrastructure, processes, resources and personnel and execute them without needing new technology.
This delivers increased ease-of-use, a better digital experience, and a greater Return on Investment for the district or school.
"Convergence.Tech didn't shy away from the complexity of our systems configuration and dug deep to find added value without additional investments. They identified sustainable solutions that would benefit the Registrar's Office at Ryerson long after our engagement had ended."
The difference between an institution's technology strategic goals and where it ends a cycle can be significant. The aim of this audit is to reduce the Digital Strategy Execution gap.
The gap is often created when the IT strategic plan is implemented into district and school building and digital environments. Often implementation, acceptance testing, training and professional development, documenting best practices and use policies are not aligned, leading to a gap. The importance of a strong alignment between IT goals and capabilities is such that Convergence.Tech’s Guy Pearce and Tony Gaffney wrote this peer-reviewed white paper on the subject, which is the basis for our approach.