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  • Telecommuting policy

    Tools & Templates · Feb 2019 · Provided By Tech Pro Research

    As more and more employees request the opportunity to perform some or all of their work from a remote location, the need has grown for organizations to have clearly defined guidelines that govern employee and company expectations and responsibilities. This policy describes the organization's processes for requesting, obtaining, using,...

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  • Resource and data recovery policy

    Tools & Templates · Jan 2019 · Provided By Tech Pro Research

    Employees, data, and resources are three of the biggest assets in any organization. All employees should be familiar with the processes for recovering information if it becomes lost, inaccessible, or compromised. This policy provides guidelines for the recovery of data from company-owned or company-purchased resources, equipment, and/or services. From...

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  • Severe weather and emergency policy

    Tools & Templates · Jan 2019 · Provided By Tech Pro Research

    This policy offers guidelines for responding to severe weather events and other emergencies. It covers the ramifications of closing the company, what steps to follow if the company is open but staff can’t get to work, how to notify staff of current developments, and how to pay personnel during these...

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  • Virtualization policy

    Tools & Templates · Dec 2018 · Provided By Tech Pro Research

    Virtualization platforms are available from a number of vendors, but it’s still critical to maintain your virtualization environment to avoid unnecessary resource consumption, out of-compliance systems or applications, data loss, security breaches, and other negative outcomes. This policy defines responsibilities for both end users and the IT department to ensure...

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  • IT staff systems/data access policy

    Tools & Templates · Oct 2018 · Provided By Tech Pro Research

    IT pros typically have access to company servers, network devices, and data so they can perform their jobs. However, that access entails risk, including exposure of confidential information and interruption in essential business services. This policy offers guidelines for governing access to critical systems and confidential data. From the...

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  • Machine automation policy guidelines

    Tools & Templates · Sep 2018 · Provided By Tech Pro Research

    Many industries rely on machine automation to save money and reduce risk. However, along with the benefits comes the critical need to implement policies for its proper use. This set of guidelines will help your organization keep its machine automation safe, reliable, and in compliance. From the guidelines: ...

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  • IT training policy

    Tools & Templates · Jul 2018 · Provided By Tech Pro Research

    Successful IT departments are defined not only by the technology they deploy and manage, but by the skills and capabilities of their people. IT workers must stay up to date with the latest technology trends and evolutions, as well as soft skills, like project management, presentation and persuasion, and general...

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  • End user data backup policy

    Tools & Templates · Jun 2018 · Provided By Tech Pro Research

    Data without an associated backup is only as reliable as the system upon which it is stored—and every system has a finite lifespan or may be susceptible to malware or hacking efforts. This policy offers guidelines for implementing manageable and reliable backups for user data. From the policy: ...

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  • Software licensing policy

    Tools & Templates · Jun 2018 · Provided By Tech Pro Research

    Organizations spend a fortune on software licenses every year, and a lack of management around it can result in heavy fines. This policy will help you establish guidelines to make sure you're in compliance and that any audits will be painless. From the policy: Staying in compliance with...

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  • Cloud computing policy

    Tools & Templates · May 2018 · Provided By Tech Pro Research

    This policy provides guidelines for secure and effective cloud computing operations to ensure the integrity and privacy of company-owned information. From the policy: The list of advantages to cloud computing includes lowered operational costs, greater technological flexibility, and the ability to rapidly implement new systems or services. Gains in business...

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