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Departmental IT Best Practices - Lifecycle Management

Last Updated: April 15, 2011
Reviewed: July 23, 2010
Who does it apply to?
Departmental Management

Why is it important?
To achieve optimal efficiency and effective use of computer resources.

Practices

Acquiring Software

What is it?
Purchasing and/or leasing software.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE:
Acquire, install, and properly configure software.

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Acquiring Hardware

What is it?
Purchasing and/or leasing hardware.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE:
Acquire, install, and properly configure hardware.

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Conducting Inventory of Hardware

What is it?
The annual inventory of hardware.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE:
Annually inventory hardware per Property Management.

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Conducting Inventory of Software Licenses

What is it?
The inventory of software to ensure compliance with license requirements.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE:
Annually inventory software licenses per Property Management.

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Disposing of Hardware

What is it?
The retirement, disposal or transferring of hardware.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE:
Prepare and transfer hardware to Property Management.

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Disposing of Software

What is it?
The end of a software's lifecycle.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE:
Properly dispose of software.

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