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The software installation policy helps to provide stable technology solutions that both perform well and appropriately address business needs. A lack of standards regarding what software titles can be installed on company end-user devices, including desktop and laptop machines, can hinder provision of excellent service to all end users and departments. The software installation policy addresses this issue by identifying permitted, standard software titles, clearly communicating what is prohibited and outlining proper procedures for installation. Use this template to craft a policy suited to the needs of your enterprise.

Risks addressed by this policy:

  • Introduction of viruses and Trojan programs to company devices
  • Loss of important corporate data
  • Substantial financial losses

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Search Code: 5829
Published: February 9, 2010
Last Revised: October 25, 2017


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    Tom Diersch | 05-26-2010

    thanks for this, I'm going to try and use it to set up a change control process for the Definitive software list.

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    Chris Guemez | 05-16-2011

    I really like this template. Great job guys!


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