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Does your business have an ‘Internet Fair Use’ policy?

All companies, large or small, should have a clear ‘Internet Fair Use’ policy.

This document should serve to inform staff of what is – and isn’t – acceptable use of the internet, and also demonstrate the first steps in due diligence to outside organisations, suppliers or governing bodies.

‘Unacceptable use of the Internet’ is a broad term, but your policy should include:

  • not visiting sites containing obscene, hateful or pornographic material.
  • prohibiting the downloading of any software not directly related to the employees’ ability to carry out their role.
  • hacking into unauthorised areas – inside and outside – the local network.
  • details on the use of company information and with whom it can be shared.
  • the use of social media, and what can and cannot be published.

Company IT policies and Permissions

A well-considered, written policy should sit alongside an IT policy that restricts what employees can and cannot do on the network. If you would like a sample document call or email us and we will send you a link.

The cloud-enabled server solution for small business

Smaller businesses have many of the same needs as large companies – just on a smaller scale. They need email, web sites, and the ability to collaborate and share documents and information with others. They may need to be able to store records in a database, and they may need a way to conduct meetings remotely with colleagues, customers, vendors and others. In addition they will certainly have a requirement to safeguard their information with a well thought out backup and disaster recovery process.

Small businesses can take advantage of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials to more easily protect, centralize, organize, and access their applications and information from almost anywhere using virtually any device. In addition, small businesses can control access to applications more easily, reducing the risk of data being stored or potentially lost on unprotected devices.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials enables small businesses to run their applications on-premises. Small businesses can also take advantage of the growing number of cloud-based applications and services such as Windows Azure Backup, for an additional layer of data protection.