As an Information Technology or IT professional, you should be aware of the local and general policies implemented within the industry. In IT management, there are two types of policies that you should know about: the set of policies implemented within the organization that you belong to, as well as the policies implemented on an industry-wide basis. Information Technology plays a big part in the communication, data management and operations of every company, be it a private corporation or a governmental organization. This is the reason why it is important to follow a set of strictly implemented IT management policies. Take a look at the following examples of the principles involved in the general IT management policies.
Basically, an IT personnel is responsible for the setup, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of each computer unit in an organization, as well as the operation of the company’s entire network system. The responsibility extends to maintenance of the computer’s hardware parts, as well as the improvement of the operating system and the software running in each unit. Security of the network is also a crucial part of an organization and this is included with the general IT management policies of each company. In the same vein, the IT personnel and the IT manager should see to it that unauthorized access within the network will be prevented. Finally, it is also part of the IT management policy to implement IT policies concerned with the maintenance, improvement, security and operation of the company’s computer network.