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  • Hurricanes and Bail-Out Legislation Impact IT - Infrastructure Matters
  • IT Infrastructure Template
  • Client Server Management Template
  • Record Management Retention and Destruction
  • IT Salary Survey
  • Backup Policy
  • DRP Audit Program

Hurricanes and Bail-Out Legislation Impact IT - Infrastructure Matters

As you know the several months have been very hectic.  In the process of creating bail-out legislation it seems that congress has added some new burdens on enterprises that are impacted by the new laws.  These laws, like Sarbanes-Oxley, only re-enforce the requirement to have a sound IT Infrastructure which can adapt to the rapidly changing business climate.  The question that we all have to ask is are we really ready.

This along with the recent hurricanes show risks that enterprises of all sizes face:

  • 34 percent of companies took more than a day to recover after the hurricane.
  • 10 percent of companies took more than a week.
  • It took many firms up to 48 hours to reconfigure their networks.
  • Many are taking days or weeks to re-enter lost data.
  • 90 percent of companies that have experience a computer disaster and do not have a survival plan go out of business within 18 months.

Infrastructure StrategyIT Infrastructure Template

With the explosion of technology into every facet of the day-to-day business environment there is a need to define an effective infrastructure to support operating environment; have a strategy for the deployment and technology; and clearly define responsibilities and accountabilities for the use and application of technology.

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Client Server Policy TemplateClient Server Management Template

The client/server model has become one of the central concepts used in network computing. In marketing, the term Client Server has been used to distinguish distributed computing by smaller dispersed computers from the "monolithic" centralized computing of mainframe computers. But this distinction has largely disappeared as mainframes and their applications have also turned to the client/server model and become part of network computing.

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Records ManagementRecord Management Retention Destruction

The Record Management, Retention, and Destruction is a detail policy template which can be utilized on day one to create a records management process.  Included with the policy are forms for establishing the record management retention and destruction schedule and a full job description with responsibilities for the Manager Records Administration.

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IT Salary Survey

Are you paying too much or too little to your IT staff? Do you have IT job descriptions? Are you earning what you're worth?.

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