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Every company that uses digital technology on a daily basis needs to have the right IT policy framework. It is important as it helps employees know what is expected and required of them when using the technology provided by their employer, and it is critical for a company to protect itself by having policies to govern areas such as internet and email usage, security, technology usage, and data retention. It is also important for the business owner to know how to manage issues that may arise as a result of misuse. 


Consider the following real scenarios:


  • Anne has a daughter who is selling chocolate as part of her school's annual fundraiser. Carol sends an email to the entire company letting everyone know the catalogue is in the break room and they should email their orders to her within the next week. Is this an appropriate use of the company email system?


  • Dave is currently waiting while critical software is upgraded. Unable to work he decides to surf social media while he's waiting for the updates to complete. His brother has shared a video containing disturbing footage which Dave watches and shows to a number of his colleagues. Is this an appropriate use of the internet at work? What are the ramifications for Dave if a co-worker is offended by the video? What are the ramifications for the company if that co-worker files a grievance as a result?


  • Sue has just been hired as the first in-house graphic designer for a non-profit organisation. Her start date is in one week and she needs to be ready to hit the ground running to design and produce a brochure for their capital campaign. In addition to access to email and network files, Sue needs a particular computer and software package - both of which are non-standard. Who will be responsible for purchasing, configuring, and maintaining her computer?


Without written policies, there are no standards to reference when situations such as those above arise.


How we help:


We review your existing policies, advise you on what gaps you might have, and provide policies which are fit for your business, compliant, and written in a way that you can understand. 


We even train your staff on the contents of the policy, and put processes in place which help you keep on top of them.


Contact us today to see how our policy experts can assist you.

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Common Technology related Policies

Business Continuity

Outlining what needs to happen to ensure your business can continue to operate if normal operations are interrupted.

Cyber Security

Providing a detailed view on how your business protects itself form malicious attacks such as hacks or ransomware.

Data Security

Defining how your critical information is stored, accessed, and shared. 

Internet Usage

Covering what is acceptable usage of the internet while on company time. This often expands to how social media is used

Privacy

Provides transparency on what information you collect on your customers, why you collect it, how you store it, and what you do with it.

Technology Usage

Outlines what your staff are able to do with their devices, including what they are allowed to connect to their computer or the network.