Internal Audit has released a new report evaluating the City's strategies and activities to ensure information technology assets are appropriately purchased and effectively managed.
In general, the City lacks a formal information technology asset program. Specifically, the City has not had written procedures to guide staff in procuring, deploying, and disposing of IT assets. That being said, some improvements have been made to IT asset governance recently, including establishing a Governance Committee and an asset replacement program. In addition, the City appears to lack a complete and accurate register of all capitalized IT assets. While some informal monitoring of these assets exists, end-user assets are oly verified on an ad-hoc basis. Detailed findings can be seen in the Audit of Network Management: Asset Controls (PDF) report.