Comments on: Laptop pregame: What to do to your company laptops before you give them to employees http://www.smbceo.com/2013/01/15/what-to-do-to-company-laptops-before-employees/ Resources and Knowledge for the Small Business CEO Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:03:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Shilpi Roy http://www.smbceo.com/2013/01/15/what-to-do-to-company-laptops-before-employees/#comment-23095 Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:51:23 +0000 http://www.smbceo.com/?p=4003#comment-23095 By taking a few precautions now, like making sure all of the necessary security software is already installed and teaching your employee how to properly care for their new device, you can be well on your way to the most productive workplace possible. I completely abide by it.

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By: Greg Charland http://www.smbceo.com/2013/01/15/what-to-do-to-company-laptops-before-employees/#comment-23080 Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:53:27 +0000 http://www.smbceo.com/?p=4003#comment-23080 I know this isn’t a tech blog…but there is (or should be) more to it than this.

In 2013 it’s not enough to just have antivirus. What does your not-so-techy sales manager do when infection alerts start popping up? 99% of ‘em click “Allow” to let ZTob.Rootkit.Badstuff run. A centralized protection system lets the tech who know what’s what deal with these.

In 2013 we have technology for tracking, locking, and secure-deleting data from desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones if they’re lost or stolen.

In 2013 we need to think ahead about what tech assets an employee has access to, and how to protect them from outside attacks as well as “inside jobs” using a combination of policies, technology, and insurance coverage.

Even a small business needs a “lost device response plan.”

All of these services are offered on a pay-as-you-go model and are surprisingly affordable.

So, even in this age of tech consumerization and do-it-yourself services it sometimes makes sense to work with a professional technology services company.

-Greg C
Gregory Charland, President
Charland Technology, Inc

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