IT Management Tips & Advice

Managing an IT department poses unique challenges including staffing, budget management, project management and leadership. Learn IT management skills, strategies, and tips from leading IT experts.

Here’s what a data breach will cost you now

The costs of a data breach can be huge. You stand to lose customers’ respect, confidence from the board and damage to your organization’s reputation. Oh, and did we mention $4 million on average?

Apparently, one thing can stop the U.S. Air Force: A system crash

Here’s a reminder that multiple redundant backups are absolutely essential. 

Everything you need to talk to the board about security: Experts weigh in

Nothing substantial gets done at companies without buy-in from the very top. But knowing how to get support from the decision-makers isn’t easy, and speaking their language can be even tougher. Fortunately, there’s help.

The changing role of the CIO: What it means for you

Anyone who has held the title of CIO or its equivalent probably won’t be surprised to learn that it’s undergoing a huge change these days. And according to a new study, there are plenty of challenges associated with this position as well.

How your peers boost security among users, staff

Improving security is a cooperative effort between users, IT staff and the top brass. And not every organization arrives at this goal the same way.

The top 10 lies managers tell

Dealing with higher-ups isn’t always easy. And it can require the patience of a saint. So it’s no surprise that every now and then a little white lie will slip out.

10 tech skills in demand right now

While the job market for tech pros is strong, certain skills can put them over the edge.

3 keys to learning from the worst day of your professional life

Most IT pros can look back on a failed project (and hopefully only one) and say, “Well that was a mess.” But at the end of the day, was anything really learned that would prevent it from happening again? 

IT pros saw salaries rise, but some still struggle

The results of ComputerWorld’s annual salary survey are in. There’s plenty of good news, but still some not-so-good to go along with it. 

How the cloud is being used by companies now (and what’s next)

More than 90% 0f organizations are using at least one cloud app. But to what extent they’re on board and how they’re using it may surprise you. Find out what your colleagues are facing and where they’re going with the cloud next.