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 IT challenge many forget about

So let’s see, there’s the cloud, security breaches, bring your own device … what are we forgetting here? Oh, right. Email. That thing that still takes up huge amounts of IT’s time and resources every day. 

IT’s long hours take their toll on workers

Some professionals like to complain about their nine-to-five jobs. But for many in IT, that kind of regular schedule sounds almost like a dream come true. 

Setting the record straight: Showing IT’s value to the bottom line

IT’s long had a reputation as being a cost-center. The argument goes that the entire IT department is a drain on resources that could be better utilized making the company money. Of course, this isn’t accurate – but setting the record straight won’t be easy. 

12 crazy reasons workers couldn’t be on time

We’ve all been there: A staffer is running late, and when they finally arrive, the excuse seems … well, let’s just say less than believable.  

Time to double-check VMWare certificates

VMWare has announced a change to its oldest certification that could mean IT pros will have to brush up on their credentials. 

A third of companies are hiring in IT: Survey

Looking for help in your IT department? If so, you’re not alone. 

6 must-haves for an IT remote-work policy

With the wild winter weather that ripped through the East Coast last week, many IT departments were forced to adapt and allow workers to telecommute – an arrangement a lot of IT pros aren’t really wild about. But whether you’re in the zone that got hit or not, preparing for the occasional or planned work-from-home day […]

Caught watching porn at work: So why did he get his job back?

This case had “you’re fired” written all over it. A teacher was caught watching and emailing porn at work. But a judge ruled he could get his job back. Why? 

Microsoft gives a small break to Windows XP shops

For those shops that aren’t completely off Windows XP yet, two pieces of almost-good news: One, you’re definitely not alone, and two, Microsoft is extending some security programs before end-of-life this April. 

5 things never to say to your bosses

No matter how frustrating your job is, it probably beats the alternative. But you’d be amazed how many IT pros make career-ending moves every day.