IT Policies - March 29, 2000

  • Sample Backup Policy - It is important for your users to understand what is being backed-up on your network. Keep them informed and protect yourself at the same time by putting your backup policy on paper. Modify the policy for your environment. As with the other policies, this is just a sample that has worked at other companies. Modify it, as appropriate, for your company. - March 28, 2000

  • Sample Software Policy - This policy is critical for protecting IT professionals from the dangerous and illegal actions of companies and employees who choose to pirate software. If your company doesnít have a policy of this type, you should quickly implement one and encourage the honoring of the agreements that your company has chosen to make by installing and using shareware and commercial software. - March 27, 2000 - March 15, 2000

  • Sample E-Mail Policy - In light of the potential liability of e-mail (check out the Microsoft anti-trust case), it is important that your company have a strong e-mail policy to protect both the workers and the company from possible future litigation. You may want to use this sample to better tune your e-mail policy. - February 21, 2000

  • What is Information Technology? - This is a document I used at a previous company to help define the scope of IT. It was very helpful in keeping IT out of trouble. I highly recommend using this or a similar document in your company employee manual.