Technology Usage Policy
Given all the devices and services your staff has access to, it is important to be sure everyone fully understands what is acceptable and what’s not in everyday use. We encourage businesses to establish guidelines for the use of work and home computers used for work, mobile devices, internet, email, and voicemail, and the consequences for misuse. This approach - combined with enforcement mechanisms like spam detection and internet filters - can substantially alleviate threats from mishandling technology, whether intentional or unintentional.
Information Security Policy
Acceptable usage policies are proactive ways to implement defenses that will protect valuable company information. A strong information security policy will include guidelines for passwords, access control, virus protection, confidentiality, and the proper handling of company data. Ongoing education of your staff is key. Employees should understand the importance of using and maintaining a strong password, given the potential risks of unauthorized access to systems and data.
Backup and Recovery Policy
Imagine your critical systems crashing right now. What would you do if all your email, customer data, financial data, etc. became inaccessible? Because the possibilities of such an event are real, being proactive and having backup systems and recovery plans will make an otherwise chaotic situation far smoother, as well as minimizing potential losses.
Of course, policies for the sake of having them is useless. Policies need to work for your company and your employees, and they need to be enforced. If you are not sure how to do this, your company may want to employ the services of a technology consultant that can make recommendations for policies according to how technology is used every day within your business.
Delaying implementation could cost you more than you realize. Forrester Research estimates that the average company (even small ones) loses $1,250 per minute of downtime. To avoid a major disaster, get a recovery or backup policy in place, to protect valuable time, money and your business's stability.
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