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TECHNOLOGY CHECKLIST ©Cradlepoint. All Rights Reserved. | +1.855.813.3385 | cradlepoint.com 1 Public Safety Deployments Best Practices to Assess Risk, Increase Security & Ensure ROI For agencies concerned with ROI, conducting open conversations with all stakeholders, including line-level IT staff will make the difference in creating operational efficiences and streamlining digital transformation. Best Practices — Treat network security as a foundational consideration from the inception of the planning process, not as an afterthought. — Define your project and parameters with input from your buying team— Agencies that assemble a cross-functional buying team benefit from increased alignment and greater likelihood of successfully adopting new technology. — Do not try to implement applications using only in-house resources and IT generalists. Work with one or more trusted partners/vendors with specific expertise to drive initiatives forward effectively. — Consider whether legacy network infrastructure — which requires manual, error-prone, and time-intensive network segmentation and policy orchestration — can really meet the needs of technology. Clarify what you're trying to achieve and make sure the solution aligns to that. ROI Questions to Consider What is the objective for implementing this technology initiative? (Mission-critical communications? Officer safety?) Exactly what metrics and benchmarks must the system deliver in order to be considered a success? Can the network support increased level of traffic and computing that will occur as in-vehicle and IoT devices are added? Can the network guarantee the needed uptime with the current infrastructure? If not, how will the company go about augmenting the network? Do you plan to deploy new applications on the agency network? If so, what are the network security strategies that need to be documented and implemented? If not, will a Parallel Network or a software application be implemented? How important is network uptime to this system's proper functioning and usefulness? Those driving adoption of new technology are IT leaders: managers, directors, and above. Non- IT leaders for example Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, Sheriffs, etc. also play a role in driving new technology adoption, followed by line-level IT staff and officers.

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