10 of 10Image
9. File paperwork
Your company might still do everything on paper or you may have gone digital. Either way, there's almost always some administrative work to be done. If you're a typical IT shop, you're probably already behind with the paperwork — so now is the time to catch up and perhaps even to get ahead.
Image credit: Shutterstock
Server network room
10. Run a security audit on your servers
You never know when you're going to come under attack. Given some downtime, you could run a full-scale security audit on your servers. With that information, you can strengthen those systems so you don't have to fret about security when you don't have time to worry.
If you deal with these tasks, you'll keep everyone busy and improve efficiency, security and skills. But what other jobs do you tackle when there's a break in the regular IT workload?
This story originally appeared as 10 tasks to keep your IT department productive during slow times on TechRepublic.
Get the latest technology news and analysis, blogs and reviews delivered directly to your inbox with ZDNet UK's newsletters.