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.

Could data breaches be less costly than we all thought?

The average cost of a data breach is almost impossibly hard to determine, but that hasn’t discouraged many from trying. And while the figures researchers come up with are usually downright scary, recent research says it could be much less than we all thought – less than half of a percent of annual revenues.

6 must-haves to stop users from causing data leaks

Whether they’re doing so maliciously or accidentally, there’s a chance users leaving your company are walking out with some of your corporate data. 

Growing social media fraud means trouble for IT pros

A recent survey serves as a reminder to IT pros and users that, despite how common it is to our daily lives, social media can still pose security risks from hackers. 

Survey shows the weird side of candidate interviews

The shortage of qualified techs and a hot job market means that many IT pros have to look past some shortcomings in order to make a job offer. But would you still extend an offer if the candidate asked you to share an ice cream cone?

Privileged users put info at risk … And IT doesn’t know what to do about it

A flurry of recent surveys and studies have found that users may have too much access to data recently. But now comes one that confirms IT is aware of this situation … and seriously concerned by it.

IT skills shortage hurts security: Report

There’s a shortage of IT pros, in case you haven’t heard. And that shortage is especially bad for cybersecurity pros. Here’s what it means for you.

The C-level thinks disaster recovery is solid: IT says …

Disconnect with higher-ups is never a good thing. And according to a recent study, the miscommunication between IT and company leaders is stark and dangerous.

Are you storing too much data? Probably

There’s an old adage, “It’s better to have and not need than to need and not have.” While that may be true for first aid supplies, it could be bad news for companies who subscribe to this way of thinking.

3 infographics that perfectly sum up why women are needed in IT leadership

There has long been a gender gap in IT-related fields. But just where does this shortage of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) field come from? And what can be done to reverse the trend?

Most companies will be breached: Few are prepared for what comes next

With more than six out of every ten companies breached in the past year, you’d think that planning for incident response would be standard. But that’s not the case at all.