This is a running joke in IT, but think about it… Do you have only ONE person in your organization that knows your systems, runs your network, manages your database, or programs your applications?
What happens if they quit, get hired away, retire, win the lottery or unexpectedly die?
One thing we hear over and over again is “It feels like technology team members are holding my company hostage”. IT can hold you hostage via knowledge, relationships, succession or uncontrollable events. Read on to see if any of these apply to your business.
If your IT person knows significantly more about a system that runs your business than you do, then your company is at risk.
ARE THEY THE SOLE GATEKEEPER FOR –
- Password management
- Core business systems
- Device configurations for your network
- Security protocols
- Disaster recovery systems
- Active directory management