IT Policies

  • IT training policy

    Tools & Templates · Jul 2018 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    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 TechRepublic Premium

    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 TechRepublic Premium

    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 TechRepublic Premium

    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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  • Internet of Things policy

    Downloads · May 2018 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    These guidelines cover the procurement, usage, and administration of IoT devices, whether provided by the company or employee owned. From the policy: Summary The Internet of Things (or IoT) refers to network- or internet-connected devices, such as appliances, thermostats, monitors, sensors, and portable items that can measure,...

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  • Software automation policy guidelines

    Tools & Templates · Apr 2018 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Software automation is used for many business and IT processes, depending on industry vertical and individual company business and IT needs. Because this automation is far-reaching, policy considerations touch on many areas. This set of guidelines will help you cover all the bases as you build a comprehensive software automation...

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  • Auditing and logging policy

    Tools & Templates · Feb 2018 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Auditing and logging are essential measures for protecting mission-critical systems and troubleshooting problems. This policy outlines the appropriate auditing and logging procedures for computer systems, networks, and devices that store or transport critical data. From the policy: Summary Many computer systems, network devices, and other technological hardware...

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  • Encryption policy

    Tools & Templates · Jan 2018 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Encryption offers a means of protecting data in transit or stored on devices--but organizations must follow proven methods and adhere to current standards for it to be effective. This policy outlines tested and recommended encryption technologies to help secure your corporate data. From the policy: Ciphers that are...

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  • System update policy

    Tools & Templates · Dec 2017 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    To ensure security and stability, it’s critical to have standardized, well-documented practices for installing software updates. This policy offers guidelines for managing the update process, logging changes, and handling backups and device decommissioning. From the policy: Maintaining a regular schedule of updates—as well as applying critical out-of-band patches as...

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  • New equipment budget policy

    Tools & Templates · Oct 2017 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Investments in technological equipment and software can return high dividends in the form of employee productivity. But planning and tracking these expenses can be a challenge for IT departments, even with do-it-yourself strategies, such as BYOD. This policy (and the associated New Equipment Form) will help the IT department coordinate...

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