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.

The 7 steps to becoming CIO

If “become CIO” is at the top of your To-Do List for this year, here’s a list of seven things you’ll need to do first.

The No. 1 reason your staff will be jumping ship this year

IT pros are looking to move on from their current careers at an alarming rate. Here’s why. 

Need to fire a tech? Be sure to do this first

There are a lot of qualified IT professionals out there, but that doesn’t mean they’ll all work out for your company. If it’s just not working and you need to let one go, here’s one step you should always take: Put yourself in a jury’s shoes. 

They gave what at the office??? Craziest holiday gift exchanges

It’s the time of year when many employees and bosses search for the perfect gift … or just the easiest re-gift they can think of. But in an attempt to find that ideal gift, sometimes people stray far from the mark – and wind up with items like the ones featured in a recent survey by […]

The hardest position in IT to fill is …

Let’s face it: Hiring IT team members is tough. Specialization has made it harder than ever. 

Holiday stress extends to IT security as well

Everyone’s under pressure during the holiday season. But for security pros, it’s pressure of a different kind: keeping systems safe as they’re increasingly targeted. 

Last-minute ruling means many techs won’t be overtime-eligible after all

A judge in Texas has issued a ruling that could delay or eliminate entirely a controversial change that would’ve made many IT workers eligible for overtime. 

Software license violations could cost Navy millions

Yet another reason to fear shadow IT: A recent case of software license violations could cost the United States Navy hundreds of millions of dollars. 

How companies are failing their best security pros

Do you have any security pros on your staff? If so, there’s a good chance that they’ve been offered a job with your competitors in the past seven days.

Microsoft’s new patching policy may be an IT pro’s nightmare

As of the latest Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has done away with letting PC and business users decide which patches they want to download.