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Setting up a reliable information system

by mv115 / June 18, 2013 7:19 PM PDT

I was recently appointed as an IT manager for an upcoming company. The situation I found myself in was total chaos.... We have about 20 users in the office, everyone connects to the internet via wifi, file storage is a mess that sort of thing. The first thing I did was order a server and have the office wired up to introduce some order. My next challenge is coming up with a data management plan or some sort of IT policy or reliable information system model for my company. I will really appreciate any tips or pointers that you guys can help me with.

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Re: setting up a reliable information system
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 18, 2013 7:48 PM PDT

I'd start with a standard application package suited for the type of business that company is. Of course, a web-design company needs other software than a medical clinic or a garage.


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How are you handling the BYOD craze?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 19, 2013 2:41 AM PDT

One of the areas I work have never fit into IT policies. My advice is to be the "can do" team rather than the "you can't do" folk.

My work involved the firmware of the company product and as such we ran many unauthorized applications such as Visual Studio and other compilers. All bought and paid for by the company but the new IT head wanted to blow out all but the essential apps and Visual Studio could not be on their list since they couldn't support it.

They only lasted a few months when the dust settled but the time lost is not coming back.

BYOD is rather interesting and tends to really upset your old school IT folk.

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Do you have a Trouble Ticket system or Helpdesk?
by Helpdesksolutions / June 19, 2013 6:09 AM PDT


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by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 20, 2013 3:55 AM PDT
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