Information Technology (IT) Best Practices Guide
This guide details 18 high value best practices for Information Technology (IT) Department operations organized by function, including IT Security, Network Administration, and more. Use this document as a guide in implementing work activities in your Information Technology (IT) Department operations that have proven to increase efficiency, cost effectiveness, customer service and work quality. The majority of OpsDog's best practices require no new technology and can be implemented without infrastructure or regulatory-related organizational changes. Order this document to point your IT Department operations in the right direction.
Which organiational areas and/or lines of business are covered in this best practices guide?
This guide includes details on 18 best practices (including a description of the best practice, comparison to the status quo, related KPIs, and benefits of the best practice over other common methods) covering the following areas:
- Application Development & Support
- Application Management
- Business Intelligence (BI)
- IT Management and Administration
- IT Procurement
- IT Security
- Network Administration
- Systems Analysis & Architecture
- User Support & Services
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do you determine what are best practices?
A: Through 25 years of research and hands-on consulting. We’ve been analyzing the operations of hundreds of industry leaders—including scores in the Fortune 500—since 1993. We have detailed, documented, and anonymized data, at the activity level, for proven best practice. We combine that with original research to create easy-to-use guides that give you an instant edge.
Q: How can your Best Practice Guides help me and my business?
A: They can drive improvement in both individual and company performance. Use our guides to train employees in the work methods that are proven to yield the best results. Learn and leverage from the best, rather than trying to reinvent the wheel. And do it easily, with clear written descriptions of each best, or leading, practice.
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