Application is the heartbeat of the organization today. Every business or government function runs via the collective performance of its supportive applications. IDCA’s application audit ensures that an application does perform as intended and remain as secure, resilient, efficient, and reliable as possible. An organization needs to ensure that the delivery of the application matches the business requirements.Application Audit
1 Stack Layer Audit
IDCA’s Application Audits render complete inspection, report, recommendation, and certification of organizations’ information application technology delivery claims and capabilities. IDCA application audit and assessments involved full inspection and certification of all the 7 efficacies as outlined by the Infinity Paradigm®, and the actual application needs to encompass the complete examination of the Application layer.
Application Stack Layer Components
Application Layer Components
Application is the backbone of a modern-day organization’s prosperity and functionality. To provide these the necessary application functionalities a wide array of elements must be aligned to render the desired outcome. These elements include but are not limited to the application architecture, the actual developed application itself, and the software infrastructure, SOPs, manuals, safety and security guidelines, human resources, vendor alignment, SLAs and OLAs, etc. Provided the extended complexity of today’s applications, with the ever-growing acceptance of new technologies and the dynamic nature of business, it becomes extremely difficult for application architects and managers to project and accommodate for the future requirements of the application and achieve a proper balance of capacity, reliability, efficiency, security, and cost-effectively, when and where the end-users demand them at the required AE layers. IDCA’s comprehensive set of audit criteria extends beyond the logical or actual application platforms.
IDCA application audits can be conducted at three (3) distinct phases of the application design, build, and operation lifecycle
Phase 1: Application Design
Phase 2: Application Build
Phase 3: Application Operations
Comprehensive, detailed, informative, and essential…
Due to its universally effective approach, IDCA audit reports are highly regarded for their comprehensiveness, details, and effectiveness for the organization under assessment. The audit reports typically become part of the organization’s educational process to educate and inform the application, IT, data center, and cloud operations, maintenance, design, and implementation staff to understand the mistakes, flaws, and shortfalls and ensure such will not repeat themselves in the future. In addition, the report becomes a reference point for upcoming projects and a benchmark of compliance matrix for minimizing risks and non-compliances in the future. The organization undergoing IDCA audit can expect to receive grade certification and classification per every high-level component of its infrastructure, i.e. G0® Application.
Application Certified Auditor (APCA)®
Official IDCA Application Certified Auditors (APCAs)® play a critical role in the modern age assessment and validation of software and application services. An APCA® has traveled a long and extensive journey, fulfilling requirement after requirement to reach the stage of being able to audit and assess mission-critical application architecture, software infrastructure, and operation. All APCA®️ certified auditors, have first become Application Authority (APA)®️ certified, which means they are industry veterans, with many years of in-depth expertise, completed all IDCA education and certification ladder; have contributed significantly to the software and application services industry and community; and on top of all the above, have completed the rigid APCA® program.
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