IT Policies

  • Media disposal policy

    Tools & Templates · Sep 2016 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    This policy offers specific guidelines for ensuring that organization data is properly protected when you dispose of old storage media. From the policy: Summary The organization’s data and information possess tremendous value and must always be safeguarded. Specific processes exist to make sure that all organization storage media...

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  • Data backup policy

    Tools & Templates · Sep 2016 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    This policy will help you implement the backup environment that is appropriate for your company. It factors in onsite, remote, and cloud operations and covers issues such as storage capacity, network bandwidth, and access controls. From the policy: Summary Technological advancements in recent years have provided great advantages by offering...

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  • Employee privacy policy

    Tools & Templates · Sep 2016 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    This policy describes employee privacy guidelines and outlines employee privacy expectations. You can use it as is or customize it to fit the needs of your organization. From the policy: Summary The organization provides computers, internet access, electronic messaging (email), smartphones, and other IT equipment and services to enable employees,...

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  • Big data policy

    Tools & Templates · Aug 2016 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    The unique components behind big data can be challenging to administer and maintain. This policy offers guidelines to help businesses achieve maximum yield from their big data investments. From the policy: Summary Companies have relied upon data for decades as a means to engage in business practices and achieve operational...

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  • Electronic data retention policy

    Tools & Templates · Aug 2016 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    This policy is designed to help you define requirements and implement practices for ensuring that electronic data is safeguarded in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. From the policy: Summary Backing up, retaining, and safeguarding electronic data—including email, financial records, medical information, and other electronic documents—are essential...

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  • Conflict of interest policy

    Tools & Templates · Aug 2016 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Many IT departments hire independent contractors to work on certain projects to reduce costs and obtain expertise that the in-house staff doesn’t have. However, when a contractor takes on work from other parties, a conflict of interest could arise. This policy establishes the ground rules that will allow a hired...

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  • Web server configuration and management policy

    Tools & Templates · Jul 2016 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    This policy provides guidelines for the effective and secure configuration and management of web servers, regardless of platform. You can use it as-is or customize it to fit the needs of your organization. From the policy: Summary A company web page often represents the public face of the organization and...

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  • Ethics policy: Vendor relationships

    Tools & Templates · Jul 2016 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    This policy spells out what IT employees should and shouldn’t do when dealing with vendors and suppliers. It covers everything from record keeping to conflicts of interest to gifts and gratuities. From the policy: Objective The purpose of these guidelines is to give IT employees who have relationships with...

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  • Software usage policy

    Tools & Templates · Feb 2016 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    In order to maintain a consistent, predictable and supportable computing environment it is essential to establish a pre-defined set of software applications for use on workstations, laptops, mobile devices and servers. When employees install random or questionable software on their workstations or devices it can lead to clutter, malware infestations...

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  • Virtual and augmented reality policy

    Tools & Templates · Jan 2016 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are concepts which are going mainstream in both consumer and business operations. Both have shown incredible potential and versatility across a wide range of applications. AR can be used as an “overlay” concept to link real-world environments to technology such as via identification...

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