IT Infrastructure Policy Bundle Released
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IT Infrastructure Policy Bundle Released IT Infrastructure is the KEY to a CIOs Success Success is achieved by positive actions not budget and staffing cuts ....

Current Rules and Regulations Regarding the Protection and Destruction of Confidential and Sensitive Documents require that any person or company that possesses or maintains such information to take reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to, or use of the information in connection with its disposal.  In addition Sarbanes-Oxley requires that records be retained for all audits and legal proceedings..

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IT Infrastructure Policy Bundle Released

Policies and procedures to effectively manage the infrastructure of IT are the nemesis of IT executives

When a CIO or an IT Executive takes over a new job one of the greatest challenges is to quickly validate that the infrastructure that is in place. Would it not be nice to have some tools that could be use to quickly put proven world class policies in place with minimal effort. That is what the CIO IT Infrastructure Policy Bundle does.

IT Infrastructure PoliciesJanco has combine the policies that it has developed over time with some of the best IT organizations around the globe into a single package. With this bundle you get a PDF file that has all of the procedures in a single document that is over 210 pages long. It would take your staff months to develop these procedures from scratch. In addition you get a separate MS-Word document for each procedure which can easily be modified.

This bundle contains the following policies:

  • Backup and Backup Retention Policy
  • Blog and Personal Web Site Policy
  • Internet, Email, Social Networking, Mobile Device, and Electronic Communication Policy
  • Outsourcing Policy
  • Record Management, Retention, and Disposition Policy
  • Sensitive Information Policy
  • Service Level Agreement Policy
  • Telecommuting Policy
  • Travel, Laptop, PDA and Off-Site Meeting Policy

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CIO Cost Control is Driven by Infrastructure Management

CIO Infrastructure ToolkitIn order to manage IT costs' effectively CIOs need to review their existing IT operations with an eye towards doing more for less.  The first areas to review are:

  • Utilization (Equipment and Personnel) - IT utilization typically measures the capacity of the physical hardware that an organization is using to support its business. Generally, the most common metric is server utilization.  Despite only using a portion of the server resources, organizations are still paying for and supporting the entire device. The same is true of personnel.  Charge back systems should be set to cover 100% of the cost of all resources.  If a CIO sees that only 10% of a resource is utilized then that can be a candidate for consolidation.
  • End-user support - Enterprises typically have an internal help desk. Generally, this internal help desk is responsible for supporting end users' client devices. When IT budgets get cut, one area that usually comes under investigation is the internal help desk. However, the internal help desk can be essential to providing support for the end users and marinating employee productivity.
  • Maintenance and support budget - By far the largest component of the IT operations budget is for external support services. In many cases, organizations are either under or over supporting their IT environments and adding additional costs.

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