IT Policies

  • Hardware decommissioning policy

    Tools & Templates · Dec 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    When decommissioning hardware, standard and well-documented practices are critical. The steps outlined in this policy will guide your staff methodically through the process. Assets won’t be unnecessarily wasted or placed in the wrong hands, data stored on this hardware will be preserved as needed (or securely purged), and all ancillary...

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  • Employee Performance Review Policy

    Tools & Templates · Nov 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    It is critical for organizations to recognize personnel accomplishments, provide proper job direction and ensure that employee priorities are aligned with those of their departments as well as the business itself. Performance reviews achieve this by measuring and identifying employee strengths and successes as well as areas which need improvement....

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  • IT training policy

    Tools & Templates · Nov 2020 · 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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  • Virtualization policy

    Tools & Templates · Oct 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    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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  • Software usage policy

    Tools & Templates · Oct 2020 · 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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  • Resource and data recovery policy

    Tools & Templates · Oct 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    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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  • Scheduled downtime policy

    Tools & Templates · Oct 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Maintenance tasks and equipment upgrades and installations must be completed regularly—potentially creating disruptions and preventing employees from doing their work. This policy is designed to help your organization determine procedures for scheduling and communicating server, system, and network downtime with the goal of minimizing the impact and inconvenience for your...

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  • IT staff systems/data access policy

    Tools & Templates · Sep 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    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 from TechRepublic Premium offers guidelines for governing access to critical systems and confidential data....

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  • System update policy

    Tools & Templates · Sep 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    This System update policy from TechRepublic Premium provides guidelines for the timely update of operating systems and other software used by the company. It also offers guidance for devices not connected to a network. The processes outlined in this policy will guide the IT and/or security staff through the update...

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  • Software Installation Policy

    Tools & Templates · Sep 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    TechRepublic Premium's Software Installation Policy will help you standardize software platforms, eliminate incompatibilities, minimize malware, and ensure that systems perform optimally.

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