Whether you realize it or not, passwords play an important part of your network. If these passwords are not documented and stored somewhere you can access them, your business could be at risk.
Things can happen where you need access to your passwords. Whether your IT person is on vacation, they left the company, or your IT service provider is unreachable, there are times when you may not have access to your IT team. Even if it is temporary, you could be in a tough situation if you do not have the passwords you need when something happens.
That is why you should document critical passwords (and store them securely) to avoid potential problems. The most important to document are:
- Domain admin passwords
- Anti-virus management consoles
- Backup management consoles
- Your public DNS records
- Your domain registrar site
- Your Website Management consoles
- Your software application (CRM, ERP, accounting software, etc.)
It does not take much time, but you will be glad you have your network passwords if you ever need them.
Proactive Network Management
Many times, both in-house and outsourced IT teams focus primarily on fixing problems with a company's IT infrastructure. However, a lot of issues can be prevented with proactive network management. And this can can even be taken a step forward by looking at how investments in technology can accelerate business growth or reduce costs.
If you would like to work with a proactive IT services company, then contact us. We look forward to helping you be more proactive with your IT infrastructure.