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July 12, 2013 13:16 ET

Businesses Should have an IT Interim Management Plan in Place to Maintain Data and Systems Security, Warns the Remark Group

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - July 12, 2013) - No matter the size or sector, fully operational IT services are the lifeblood of many businesses, so an interim management plan should be introduced as a precautionary measure if new systems are being implemented or key IT personnel leave the business, warns the Remark Group.

The leading provider of intelligent business solutions, which specialises in IT services alongside electrical, AV installation, data cabling and business telephones, says quite often a lack of IT understanding can lead to dangerous periods of exposure during transitional stages.

David Lyons, IT director at the Remark Group, explains: "For many businesses IT operations are handled either in-house or outsourced and in most instances the decisions around infrastructure and protocol are the responsibility of a select few people. When these individuals leave or a new IT business is chosen to outsource to, the ramifications in the period between one system finishing and another starting, can be particularly dangerous.

"We therefore recommend an interim IT management plan is set in place so that business leaders can be confident that back-ups and system security measures are still in place. Equally importantly, we also advise that an IT audit is undertaken before the new procedure or appointment is established, that way an unbiased review of activities will show the strengths and weaknesses of the current system and any urgent problems that need to be remedied.

"With technology rapidly changing and the introduction of new devices into businesses, IT auditing is an area where we have seen a massive surge in enquiries."

In addition to providing IT technical support services and interim management services, Remark can also support organisations all the way through the recruitment process when looking to appoint a new IT person into their business.

Remark's IT solutions division provides a plethora of services in addition to IT interim management, such as IT help desk, disaster recovery and product procurement and management. For further information about any of the Remark Group's services please visit www.remark-group.co.uk.

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