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.

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.

4 ways to deal with furious users

When your department is the one that handles technology and the problems that come with it, not every exchange is going to be pleasant and civil.  

10 must-have skills for IT pros: And where to find them

Good help might be hard to find these days. But finding good candidates with the right skills can seem downright impossible. 

The factor that leads to 42% of employees quitting their jobs

Stress at work isn’t just a minor annoyance. If it isn’t kept in check, it can lead to employees checking out according to a recent survey. 

Staffers behaving badly: Crazy sick day excuses

Sometimes it takes some examples of truly awful employees to remind us that maybe we don’t actually have it so bad. 

Gear up for 2015: Gartner predicts its Top 10

As we move into the fourth quarter of 2014, it’s getting to be about that time to look into the future and start planning for the next year’s priorities. Research firm Gartner is getting a bit of a jump on things by predicting what the biggest tech trends of 2015 will be.

Survey: Job-hopping is the new norm

Anyone who manages staff knows what a headache it can be when there’s turnover. It may be of little comfort when you’re scrambling to replace techs, but know this: You’re not alone. 

CISOs still have a long way to go in gaining respect

Only the most stuck-in-their-ways companies don’t view cybersecurity as a real and alarming threat to their organizations. But a new survey shows the people in charge of that security are often not thought of as worthy of a leadership role. 

Other duties asinine: 10 craziest manager requests

We’ve all gotten plenty of unrealistic or strange requests from bosses. But chances are you’ve never  been assigned these awful tasks. 

Driving IT changes from the top: 5 keys

Most companies now realize that IT can’t be seen as separate from top-level management. But there’s a real challenge when it comes to integrating IT into a leadership role.