Software Installation, Maintenance and Development Resources

John Storts

IT managers in charge of overseeing the state of enterprise software and for creating it will find that the Knowledge Network contains a variety of policies, templates, book excerpts and other resources that can help keep things running smoothly. Our Knowledge Network contributors have offered these tools to assist peers in handling crucial software-related concerns:

 

  • Software Installation Policy - Certain types of software can open significant security holes in the enterprise network. As a result, a critical weapon in your security-management arsenal is to control which software can be installed on end-user devices. The goal of a Software Installation Policy is to identify permitted standard software titles, clearly communicate what is prohibited and outline proper procedures for installation. Use this template to craft a policy suited to the needs of your enterprise.
  • Software Maintenance Self-Assessment - Software maintenance is often associated with larger enterprises with large budgets and diverse systems development skills. Small and medium enterprises, however, face the same software-maintenance challenges as their larger counterparts. Ignoring or investing too little in software maintenance can be a disaster. Download Info-Tech Research Group's "Software Maintenance Self-Assessment" worksheet for a quick way to assess the current state of software-maintenance execution within the enterprise.
  • Software Development Policy Template - A disorganized software-development process waste time and developer resources. Creating a software-development practice with an eye to efficiency and reuse is key to saving money. Download this policy to help you regulate software development and code management in your organization. This policy assists you in standardizing software development, better use of resources, a more consistent outcome and a higher-quality software product delivered to end users.

 

These three tools can strengthen your organization by minimizing security risks, mandating regular software maintenance practices and maximizing cost-savings through the regulation of software development and code management.

 

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