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    Policies are critical for mobile computing

    July 25th, 2014

    Telecommuting, BYOD, and other mobile technologies have revolutionized the way millions of people do their jobs. Employees now have the flexibility to work anytime from anywhere. For enterprises, the increase in employee productivity does often translate into faster response time, more revenue and higher margins.

    Mobility Policy Bundle (more info...) All of the policies below are included as individual MS Word files and a single PDF file. Electronic forms are all individual documents that are easily modifiable

    • BYOD Policy Template (more info...) Includes electronic BYOD Access and Use Agreement Form
    • Mobile Device Access and Use Policy (more info...)
    • Record Management, Retention, and Destruction Policy (more info...)
    • Social Networking Policy (more info...) Includes electronic form
    • Telecommuting Policy (more info...) Includes 3 electronic forms to help to effectively manage work at home staff
    • Travel and Off-Site Meeting Policy (more info...)
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    Top 10 CIO Staff Issues

    July 16th, 2014

    The top 10 concerns of CIOs in staffing are:

    1. Retaining existing staff
    2. Improving employee morale
    3. Adding new technical skills to staff
    4. Providing competitive compensation
    5. Maintaining and improving existing productivity and service levels
    6. Providing competitive benefits
    7. Reducing employee burn-out
    8. Managing organization culture
    9. Providing viable career path
    10. Utilizing social networking in the recruiting process
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    Top 5 Firewall Management Best Practices

    July 11th, 2014

    Top 5 best practices to address some of the most common firewall challenges that lead to misconfigurations or other problems that cause firewalls to fail in their crucial missions.

    • Keep the enterprise security policy manager or compliance manager in the loop on firewall changes.
    • Clean up unused rules.
    • Eliminate conflicting rules.
    • Follow a consistent workflow for requesting and implementing firewall changes.
    • Get application developers or the dev ops team on the same page with the firewall administrator.

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    2014 Mid-Year IT Salary Survey Now Available

    July 5th, 2014

    T Salaries up less than 1%

    IT Pros see little improvement in pay according to Janco's Mid-Year 2014 IT Salary Survey

    IT Job DescriptionsThe Mid-Year 2014 Salary Survey, just released by Janco Associates and, is not good news for IT Professionals.  The survey shows that hiring and salaries has not significantly improved for IT professionals in most North American metropolitan areas.

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    Top 5 issues CIOs need to address

    June 23rd, 2014

    Top 5 issues that are causing friction between business users and CIOs are:

    1. Gaps in customer satisfaction and the perceived value of services
    2. Excessive bureauacy  in dealings with IT by users
    3. Slowness in adapting and implementing new technology solutions
    4. Dissatisfaction with  chargeback systems that are arbitrary and do not reflect business value
    5. Inadequate IT support, which decreases productivity and revenue
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