Scott Matteson


Scott Matteson is a senior systems administrator and freelance technical writer who also performs consulting work for small organizations. He resides in the Greater Boston area with his wife and three children.

Latest articles from Scott Matteson

  • Research

    Research: The rise of agile IT

    Rapid progress in the technology spectrum means that IT projects are changing as well. Businesses are seeing a need to move towards an IT environment that is no longer focused on large complex project...

    November 1, 2015 by

  • Tools & Templates

    Hardware procurement policy

    This Hardware Procurement Policy lays out a series of detailed recommendations for buying company hardware. While there are many similarities between purchasing software and hardware β€” evaluations, ve...

    October 31, 2015 by

  • Tools & Templates

    Employee termination policy

    Whether due to resignation, layoff or firing, separating employees from the business is never a pleasant process β€” nor is it often easy. Because many staff members have access to confidential data or ...

    October 30, 2015 by

  • Tools & Templates

    Information security policy

    Information is the lifeblood of the business. Without it, employees cannot work, customers cannot interact with the business, bills cannot be paid, and profits cannot be earned. Any given technologica...

    September 30, 2015 by

  • Tools & Templates

    Guidelines for building security policies

    Building a successful set of security policies will ensure your business stands the best possible chance of protecting company information as well as customers, personnel and reputation. Well-written ...

    September 29, 2015 by

  • Tools & Templates

    Streaming media policy

    Streaming media involves access to audio/video content via the internet. There are many legitimate business reasons to access streamed audio and video files, such as engaging in training, reviewing n...

    August 31, 2015 by

  • Research

    Artificial Intelligence and IT: The good, the bad and the scary

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the focus of sci-fi and cinema, as well as the world of IT. It focuses on the intelligence exhibited by machines or software and it’s also a specific field of academic ...

    August 31, 2015 by

  • Tools & Templates

    Portable storage policy

    Portable storage media, which includes USB flash drives, SD or micro-SD cards (and the devices which contain them) or external hard drive units, can allow employees to access or back up business data ...

    August 26, 2015 by

  • Research

    The Future of IT Jobs: How to beat the machines

    Throughout human history new inventions have been intended to lighten workloads and make life easier. While machinery developments such as the steam engine have facilitated travel and industry – not t...

    July 31, 2015 by

  • Tools & Templates

    P2P File Sharing Policy

    Tech Pro Research's P2P File Sharing Policy can help you provide guidelines for the proper use of P2P file sharing.You can download the policy template and use it as is or modify it to suit your needs...

    June 30, 2015 by