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1 by Sam C. Chan Sensible Strategies & Specific Plans For Small Businesses Reducing IT Costs 2/13/05

2 General Strategies minimize support calls & urgency minimize mistakes & risks compartmentize damage minimize restore efforts & time strengthen resilience optimize resources early detection standardize! simplify!

3 Specific Plans of Action Improve Reliability Reduce Support Costs Reduce Recovery Costs Reduce Admin Costs Reduce Urgency

4 Improve Reliability standardized, quality hardware strategically partitioned HD properly installed software eliminate unnecessary software power protection RAID

5 Reduce Support Costs remote support in-house level 1 support pre-installed diag/repair tools install/deployment images lib DDNS/Static IP (WAN) Reserved DHCP (LAN) documentation

6 Reduce Recovery Costs backup strategy proper replication drive imaging XP Offline files Volume Shadow Copy hot-standby site

7 Reduce Admin Costs dedicated server managed anti-virus patch management software licensing (vs. packaged) establish & enforce IT policy proactive audit & review network monitoring black-box approach User Training

8 Reduce Urgency stand-by server Internet-server independence redundant station redundant premises cabling redundant printers on-site spare parts

9 Summary Improve Reliability Reduce Support Costs Reduce Recovery Costs Reduce Admin Costs Reduce Urgency

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