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IT Infrastructure, Strategy, and Charter Template Updated for PCI-DSS

IT InfrastructurePark City, UT - Janco released Version 3.0 of its IT Infrastructure, Strategy, and Charter Template today. With the increased PCI-DSS requirement and the explosion of technology into every facet of the day-to-day business environment there is a need for tools to create and manage the necessary infrastructure.

In addition to the updates to the template for PCI-DSS compliance, detailed job descriptions have been added for the CIO of a large enterprise plus a second CIO job description for a small enterprise. The CEO of Janco Associates, Inc. , Victor Janulaitis said, "With the new PCI-DSS compliance requirements and 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. " He added, "The Information Technology Infrastructure, Strategy, and Charter Template fills that need. "

Defining Your Optimal IT Infrastructure is a critical task that can no longer wait with all of the changes mandated by PCI-DSS, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, changing economic environment, and changes to enterprise operating environments.

The template helps enterprises:

  • Understand and explain what infrastructure is, enabling enterprises, their constituents, and the executive team to manage the enterprise's technology environment more effectively;
  • Analyze the current state their enterprise's infrastructure so they know where it works well and where to focus improvement efforts;
  • Justify infrastructure spending, using the template's comprehensive definitions and ready to use examples to link IT infrastructure and the enterprise's bottom line; and,
  • Prioritize enterprise resources with a prescriptive toolset that lets enterprises focus their efforts in a cost effective manner.

The template is over 125 pages in length and the topics covered include: IT infrastructure, strategy, and charter summary; strategy and charter statement of authority; it management structure; compliance; personnel practices; controls; application development standards; service requests; local area network; back-up and recovery; disaster recovery plan; security; access control - physical site; access control - software and data; and facility requirements.

This template works in concert with Janco's other popular tools: the Disaster Recovery Plan / Business Continuity Template; the Security Manual Template; the IT Service Management Template; and the Internet and IT Position Description HandiGuide.

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