Staff want to build his own server- Suggestions and IT policy
Posted on 2016-10-17
I have a Staff who is from a different department and has some IT knowledge and says that he has his own PC and he want to build as a server ( Using open source software) and give access to 40 users within our network.
I had told him that we can setup this, but is in a hurry to set this up by himself.
The PC is his own and I may have to give additional permission to install the software and our Antivirus is licensed only for our organisation PC, he may say he will purchase the AV.
I bit concerned about the security implications and wondering a staff who is not in the IT department maintaining own server and don’t want others to think that IT is incapable of setting this server. I have not looked into the staff IT policy still.
Please suggest, any suggestions much appreciated.