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Hardware acquisition and Equipment lifetime

Hardware acquisition and Equipment lifetime

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Hardware acquisition policy covers where you buy your equipment from, and how much you buy at any one time.

Accounting/Financial Software

Financials and Accounting

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Description of Financials and Accounting Systems

Track finances, donations, payments, income, expenses etc. Basic account software packages.

How are Financials and Accounting Systems used in Missions?

Just like any other organisation, Missions need to account for their finances, in fact they often have very strict requirements, including auditing.

File Sharing and Distribution

FileSharingandDistribution

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Description of File Sharing and Distribution

Here we are mainly concerned with the sharing and distribution of files between remote parties, so those who cannot access a common file server.

How is File Sharing and Distribution used in Missions?

It is used to support virtual teams and allow leaders and others to easily share files.

Equipment Usage Policy

Equipment usage policy

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If you haven't got a policy on how people working for your organisation are allowed to use PC, phones etc. then you ought to have one so that people know where they are. It could cover these areas:

Enterprise Resource Planning

Enterprise Resource Planning

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The Wikipedia's article on Enterprise Resource Planning is a good introduction to the subject.

Email in Missions

Email

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Drive Workstation Encryption

DriveWorkstationEncryption

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The information on this page is deliberately non-specific. Do not discuss particular implementations. It is fine to compare products etc.

Donor Management Software

Donor Management

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Disk Arrays

Disk Arrays

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Large Disk Arrays

Sometimes, not often, but sometimes, missions need mega amounts of disk, usually for audio or video storage purposes. Eg 5TB (someone in the future will laugh that that is considered big!). BIG disk arrays are not cheap, although not as expensive as they used to be.

So what is the most cost effective option:

Disaster recovery

Disaster recovery

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It is wise to have plans in place in case of a disaster in the place where your people work. A good backup strategy is not enough. If your office burnt to the ground then how long would it take before everything was up and running again and you had somewhere to restore your backups to?

Things to consider are:

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