With summer officially in full force, it’s not always easy to disconnect from the office, especially if you’re running the IT department. Managing technology within an enterprise requires 24/7 attention. This slideshow features tips from C-level executives at 1E, Backupify and RSD that will help CIOs gain peace of mind as they, and fellow employees, depart on vacations throughout the summer season. Now get ready to set the out-of-office response and hit the beach!
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Click through for six tips that can help give peace of mind while you or your staff are away on vacation.
Total control of PCs
Enlist tools that give your department total control of the entire PC estate at all times. Make sure you have the ability to view detailed power reports and eliminate waste from all PCs, including those left on when employees take a vacation. – Mark Blackburn, CIO, 1E
Give your employees the power – opportunities like self-serve app stores can put the power in the hands of your workforce and minimize the strain on the IT team. Make sure you’re not a bottleneck when you’re out of the office for any app requests that come in. – Mark Blackburn, CIO, 1E
Access to important files
With employees high-tailing it to the beach this summer, don’t be left without access to their important files. As more and more enterprises take their data to cloud services like Box, Google Apps and Salesforce, it’s increasingly critical for CIOs to have a backup plan in place. Doing so allows them to ensure they are able to retrieve key documents for employees when other workers are not in the office to log in. – Rob May, CEO, Backupify
Automated control of PC power management
Automated control of PC power management will help your department keep tabs on the entire PC estate and remotely wake up PCs to streamline updates, improving the lifespan, health and security of the IT estate – even while on vacation. – Mark Blackburn, CIO, 1E
Don’t let information governance take a vacation
Don’t let information governance (IG) take a vacation – IG is an ongoing process, especially as companies constantly acquire data, and a platform is needed to constantly stay on top of policy maintenance and company information. – Bassam Zarkout, CTO, RSD
Know what software is running
Keep your house in order and make sure you have a clear understanding of the software that’s running from an individual- to enterprise-wide level. This will help you and your second-in-command be ready for any unexpected audits that pop up while on vacation. – Mark Blackburn, CIO, 1E