• TechRepublic Premium Editorial Calendar: Policies, Checklists, Hiring Kits and Glossaries for Download
    by TechRepublic Staff on March 1, 2024 at 8:00 am

    TechRepublic Premium content helps you solve your toughest IT issues and jump-start your career or next project.

  • Computer Hardware Depreciation Calculator
    on February 29, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Every department, regardless of size, needs to employ and account for depreciation — particularly if that department manages assets such as laptops, servers and production machinery. How else are you going to know when it’s time to purchase new equipment? With the help of this worksheet from TechRepublic Premium, you’ll be able to calculate standard ...

  • Checklist: Onboarding and Offboarding IT Staff
    on February 29, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Onboarding and offboarding employees requires careful attention. Otherwise, team members may receive insufficient permissions to perform their jobs or continue to have access long after their employment’s termination. Given the stakes, the problem is even worse when managing IT staff permissions, so it’s imperative that your company adopts a system to ensure consistency. Employees, contractors ...

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    by TechRepublic Academy on February 29, 2024 at 9:20 am

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  • What the AT&T Outage Can Teach Organizations About Customer Communication and IT Best Practices
    by Megan Crouse on February 28, 2024 at 9:01 pm

    A swift response to a major outage can make a big difference in regards to retaining customer confidence.

  • Asset Control Policy
    on February 28, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Appropriate asset controls are important in order to safeguard the business while providing employees the use of assets needed to do their jobs. These controls ensure assets are managed and tracked in a routine fashion to reduce risk and unnecessary costs to the business. The purpose of this policy, written by Scott Matteson for TechRepublic ...

  • Checklist: Microsoft 365 App and Services Deployments on Macs
    on February 28, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Whenever installing Microsoft 365 subscription services and apps on a Mac, multiple considerations come into play. There are so many elements to consider that forward-thinking IT professionals should consider employing a checklist. With proper administration, IT departments can ensure important tasks aren’t overlooked and users don’t need to return systems to the help desk for ...

  • New Vulnerabilities in ConnectWise ScreenConnect Massively Exploited by Attackers
    by Cedric Pernet on February 27, 2024 at 5:16 pm

    One vulnerability impacting ConnectWise ScreenConnect that allows remote attackers to bypass authentication to create admin accounts is being used in the wild.

  • Bring Your Own Device Policy
    on February 27, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    The bring-your-own-device movement has helped businesses save money on technology spending by allowing employees to use their own mobile devices, tablets or other electronics to conduct company operations. The purpose of this Bring Your Own Device Policy, written by Scott Matteson for TechRepublic Premium, is to provide requirements for BYOD usage and establish the steps ...

  • Comparison Chart: NAS Devices (Free Download)
    on February 27, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Selecting a network attached storage device and configuring it for your company’s needs requires careful evaluation and planning. This comparison chart from TechRepublic Premium is blank and to be filled out by the user. However, it will help you target the most important details. Notes on NAS selection: For prosumers and SMBs, using dedicated NAS ...

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  • CrowdStrike 2024 Global Threat Report: 6 Key Takeaways
    by Cedric Pernet on February 26, 2024 at 4:48 pm

    Tips for mitigating the risks associated with these cyberattacks, which include cloud-environment intrusions, are provided.

  • MSP Best Practices: Network Switch and Router Deployment Checklist
    on February 25, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    No managed services provider should lock itself out of the very network switches or routers it deploys, yet such accidents occur. Network switches have become increasingly complex and sometimes route virtual local area network traffic, while routers power an ever-expanding smorgasbord of filters and services. As a result, it’s easier than ever to skip an ...

  • MSP Best Practices: Network Switch and Router Deployment Checklist
    on February 25, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    No managed services provider should lock itself out of the very network switches or routers it deploys, yet such accidents occur. Network switches have become increasingly complex and sometimes route virtual local area network traffic, while routers power an ever-expanding smorgasbord of filters and services. As a result, it’s easier than ever to skip an ...

  • How to Choose the Best MacBook Laptop for Your Small Business Employees
    by Erik Eckel on February 23, 2024 at 6:43 pm

    This guide, written by an expert with 20+ years of experience, includes useful tips and considerations to help you select the right MacBook that meets small business employees' needs and enhances their productivity.

  • Checklist: Network and Systems Security
    on February 22, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Cybersecurity demands and the stakes of failing to properly secure systems and networks are high. While every organization’s specific security needs form a unique and complex blend of interconnected requirements, numerous security fundamentals almost always apply to each of these groups. It stands to reason that cybersecurity pros who effectively identify network and systems risks ...

  • Checklist: PC and Mac Migrations
    on February 21, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Regardless of the process, there are several elements to track when replacing an existing computer with a new system. Whether your organization begins by imaging drives or manually configures new systems, many questions must be addressed. Everyone from technology consultants to internal IT staff should build a checklist within their ticketing systems to ensure important ...

  • MSP Best Practices: Server Deployment Checklist
    on February 20, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    The bread and butter task — server deployments — most managed services providers perform is, unfortunately, also among the most dangerous to client relationships. Deploying new servers and replacing old production servers are especially sensitive responsibilities that technology consultancies commonly complete. Yet, server projects present numerous dangers, as clients’ production environments are dependent upon proper ...

  • Web Server Configuration and Management Policy
    on February 20, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    This policy, written by Scott Matteson for TechRepublic Premium, provides guidelines for the effective and secure configuration and management of web servers. Because there are many types of web servers running on various operating systems, this policy is not intended to serve as a step-by-step technological guide but rather an overall series of platform-independent guidelines. ...

  • Streaming Media Policy
    on February 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Streaming media involves access to audio and video content via the internet. There are many legitimate business reasons to access streamed audio and video files, such as engaging in training, reviewing news or industry-related content and conducting business research. This policy, written by Scott Matteson for TechRepublic Premium, provides guidelines for the appropriate use of ...

  • Equipment Reassignment Policy and Checklist
    on February 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    To achieve the maximum benefit from IT assets, organizations should ensure the longest possible lifespan for assigned equipment through proper usage support, maintenance and reassignment. These guidelines, written by Scott Matteson for TechRepublic Premium, are founded upon two principles: Asset tracking/management and data management. Featured text from the policy: DATA MANAGEMENT Data often has a ...

  • New Ivanti Secure VPN Zero-Day Vulnerabilities and Patches
    by Cedric Pernet on February 12, 2024 at 7:28 pm

    Read details about the new Ivanti VPN zero-day vulnerabilities, along with the latest information about patches. Most of the exposed VPN appliances are reported to be in the U.S., followed by Japan and Germany.

  • Botnet Attack Targeted Routers: A Wake-Up Call for Securing Remote Employees’ Hardware
    by Megan Crouse on February 9, 2024 at 3:44 pm

    The FBI spotted this state-sponsored attack that highlights how home office setups can be overlooked when it comes to employees’ cybersecurity.

  • Zetaris: Federated Data Lakes Could Make Sense of Enterprise Data ‘Mess’ to Power AI
    by Ben Abbott on February 8, 2024 at 5:44 pm

    Australian AI-powered lakehouse Zetaris launched in 2013 to solve the ‘impossible’ problem of centralising enterprise data. CEO Vinay Samuel says data virtualisation is now even more critical.

  • Data Backup Request Form
    on January 30, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Data without an associated backup is only as reliable as the system upon which it is stored — and every system has a finite life span or may be susceptible to malware or hacking efforts. This form from TechRepublic Premium provides a simple method for end users to submit data backup requests. (The Appendix comprises ...

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    by TechRepublic Academy on January 19, 2024 at 10:41 am

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  • Apple is Working on Running AI on iPhones and iPads
    by Megan Crouse on December 22, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    Apple researchers also helped develop a technique for creating realistic-looking avatars from videos.

  • 12 Essential Steps Mac Users Need To Take At Year End
    by Erik Eckel on December 19, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    As the year comes to a close, Mac users should take these steps to ensure their device's security, performance and organization.

  • Power Checklist: Managing Backups
    on December 13, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    Every organization relies on data that must be protected and backed up in a reliable and secure way by authorized personnel. While the content or criticality of the data may vary, the processes behind a successful backup strategy are universal. This checklist from TechRepublic Premium will help you establish a standard framework for backing up ...

  • How to Transfer Your Data to a New Mac With iCloud
    by Cory Bohon on December 11, 2023 at 4:18 pm

    Transferring your data to a new Mac can be seamless with iCloud. Learn how to easily transfer your data to your new Mac using iCloud with this step-by-step guide.