Technology Acquisiton Policy

Technology Acquisition PolicyThe purpose of the Technology Acquisition policy is to establish guidelines for the acquisition of technology including hardware, software, computer-related components, and services purchased with enterprise funds.

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A major issue arose in the late summer of 2017 when several "events" occured and scores of enterprises were faced with extended outages and tens of thousands of dollars were spent with little or no guidance as to how that was to be accomplished.

This policy covers the following enterprise technology resources:

  • Desktops, laptops, tablets, ¬†smartphones/PDAs, cell phones, and servers
  • Cloud processing services
  • Backup and recovery services
  • Web-hosted services including blogs and websites
  • Software running on the devices mentioned above
  • Peripheral equipment, such as printers and scanners
  • Cables or connectivity-related devices
  • Media storage devices including USBs and NAS devices

Technology Acquisition Policy is 9 pages in length. It contains everything that an enterprise needs to implement a functioning technology acquisition process. Included are forms defining the working environment in addition to a check list to validate that the offsite location complies with you safety requirements.

This policy comes in MS WORD, PDF, and ePub (eReader) formats.

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Other Individual Policies

All of the policies that are provided here are contained within one or more of the templates that are on this site. These policies have been added as individual documents in MS WORD format for those clients who just need this particular policy. All policies are Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and ISO compliant.

The policies have just been updated to comply with all mandated requirements and include electronic forms that can be Emailed, filled out completely on the computer, routed and stored electronically -- a total solution.

We have just completed a major update of most of the individual polices and almost all of the electronic forms.