IT Policies

  • Bring your own device (BYOD) policy

    Downloads · Oct 2021 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has helped business save money on technological spending by allowing employees to use their own mobile devices, tablets or other electronics to conduct company operations. The convenience of letting users rely upon devices they are familiar with (and for which they have their...

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  • VPN usage policy

    Downloads · Jun 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    As more and more users work from remote locations, the need for secure access to networks, systems, and data continues to grow. This policy provides guidelines to help IT ensure that VPNs are properly deployed and outlines acceptable use policies for end users on company-issued and personal devices. From...

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  • Ergonomics policy

    Downloads · May 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    A safe and healthy work environment provides the foundation for all employees to be at their most productive. Not only does it promote productivity in the workforce, it also helps prevent accidents, lawsuits, and in extreme cases, serious injury and potentially loss of life. This policy establishes procedures to help...

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  • IT Data Center Green Energy Policy

    Downloads · Apr 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    As worldwide energy needs and concerns about climate change continue to increase, environmentally responsible business practices are critical for the successful future of a company and the markets in which it operates. Green energy and sustainability savings in the data center provide not only financial benefits, but also lower organizational...

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  • Internet and Email Usage policy

    Downloads · Apr 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Internet and email communications are essential for performing modern business tasks, but companies must put rules in place to reduce the risks that come along with those technologies. This policy offers guidelines to help ensure that both IT and users follow safe practices when using electronic communications such as messaging...

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  • Computer Equipment Disposal policy

    Downloads · Apr 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Computers, laptops, servers, and other IT equipment are regularly replaced and decommissioned. Off-lease systems must be returned to the manufacturer, some equipment is recycled, and other systems are given to employees or donated. Systems must be properly processed, and sensitive, proprietary, and all other organization information must be properly removed...

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  • Extended Sick Leave policy

    Downloads · Apr 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    It’s an unfortunate event when an employee becomes severely ill (or a family member undergoes such a calamity) and requires an extended sick leave from work, but companies should have a plan in place for these situations. This plan needs to ensure that both the employee and the company have...

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  • Short-term Disability policy

    Downloads · Apr 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    When employees suffer accidents or undergo illness it may become necessary for them to engage in a leave of absence on a short-term basis. Unfortunately, this is more common than it may sound; the Social Security Administration reported in 2018 that “One out of four of today’s 20-year-olds will become...

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  • Diversity and Inclusion policy

    Downloads · Apr 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    The importance of diversity and inclusion in any given organization cannot be overstated. It establishes a level playing field, brings together people with different backgrounds, perspectives, traditions, and ideas, and enriches company culture by ensuring fairness and tolerance. This helps build a more effective and collaborative workforce which enables the...

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  • Remote access policy

    Downloads · Apr 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    This policy outlines guidelines and processes for requesting, obtaining, using, and terminating remote access to organization networks, systems, and data. It applies to scenarios where employees connect remotely to in-house data centers as well as offsite facilities, such as cloud providers. From the policy: Secure remote access to company systems...

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