Risk and compliance management
We often have clients telling us that their IT keeps them awake at night. They’re anxious because their businesses are totally dependant upon IT. They’re worried about security threats, and confused by regulatory and compliance issues. To make matters worse, their IT people seem to speak a different language.
Compliance and risk issues can be extremely complex — and potentially disastrous. We meet clients whose businesses have been brought to a standstill by online attacks. But risk and compliance management is a difficult area to get right, and there is no end to the money you could spend on hardware, software, and advice. And people lacking an IT background typically don’t have time to study the details and assess what’s a sensible solution and what’s not.
Freeman Clarke is unique because all our principals have experience in risk and regulatory issues and best practices. One of our principals can get involved in every aspect of your IT, including bespoke software, servers, and infrastructure. Our principal will understand the demands of your sector, your processes and data, your client and supplier contracts. He or she will present the issues and options in plain language, allowing the senior team to assess the risk and to make a plan.
“Our principal will present the issues and options in plain business language, allowing the senior team to assess the risk and to make a plan.”
We also help clients with business continuity planning, so that in the event of a worst-case scenario, they’re prepared. This includes companies both large and small, whether it’s a 24/7 service provider or a small consultancy with home-based workers.
In terms of security, our clients include high-profile online services subject to sustained cyber-attack, as well as companies simply needing up-to-date antivirus protection and sensible processes.
Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time, or fractional, IT leaders. We work exclusively with organizations looking to use IT to grow their business. For an informal conversation contact us and we’ll be in touch.