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.

Hire techs like Google … more or less

A Google HR exec has a new book out that tells you how to hire the best candidates just like Google does … that is, if you have a nearly unlimited budget and a giant organization behind you. 

VDI: What’s in your office?

Virtualization has been around for a good while, but it hasn’t caught on everywhere yet. Here’s where companies stand with the technology – and insight into what they’re running it on. 

Does talking about breaches in dollars and cents really work?

The conventional wisdom has always been if you want to get people to think seriously about security, you have to put it in the context of the bottom line. But that might not be the best approach after all.

IT has conflicting views on security: 4 ways to close the gap

Some fundamental disagreements in IT could be putting your organization at risk. Because while most IT departments are fairly cohesive groups where differences in opinion are accepted and encouraged, it turns out there’s a substantial gap in how front-line and upper-level IT pros think about security. 

Soft skills are hard to find

IT pros are in high-demand, and while some skills such as Big Data analytics and application programming are topping many companies’ wish lists, it turns out the hardest thing to find could be techs with the soft skills necessary to succeed. 

Looking for good tech talent? Yeah. So is everyone else

It’s not getting any easier to find and retain good techs. Here’s what the competition is up to – and how you can help keep your staff happy and in-house. 

Flash alert: Time to disable popular plug-in

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: It may be time to seriously consider blocking Adobe Flash for all your users. 

3 ways to keep absenteeism from derailing projects

IT is more specialized than ever. While having teams of experts is often a good thing, there is a major downside: Absenteeism can quickly derail a project. 

IT and the holidays don’t always mix

The holidays aren’t always very happy when you’re working in IT. In fact, according to a recent survey, they can be downright miserable. 

IT hiring picks up: How to add (or retain) staff

When IT hiring accelerates, it can be good or bad news. On the one hand, companies are expanding their departments. On the other, you risk losing your best people to the competition.