Boilerplate example for an IT SOP (Standard Operating Procedures)

Most IT environments do not necessarily utilize SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) but in reality it is a crucial documentation that is a prerequisite.. A SOP is a document that describes procedures. Procedures are ongoing processes which are open ended as opposed to projects which have a definite starting and ending time. Commissioning a system is a project with tasks that end at a point where the system is "standing", nearly like a building is standing when it has been erected. SOPs are those procedures that are executed after the system "stands". Hence, standing operating procedures.

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