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’s feeling the pressure in 2016: Here’s help

Get ready for a rough year, if a recent report is to be believed. 

90% of IT pros worry about compromised credentials

If you’re scared of someone getting their hands on your users’ passwords, you’re not alone. Far from it, in fact.

This year, resolve to cut down on your team’s stress

We’re about halfway through January, so that means most people have already given up on their New Year’s resolutions. Rather than just waiting for 2017 (that’s the year we’ll turn it all around!), why not change gears and resolve to make things a little better for your team? 

Security application forgets key step: Requiring passwords

Here’s a case that’ll make you shake your head in disbelief: A McAfee security product was found to have a somewhat serious vulnerability. Namely, it didn’t require a password to grant administrative access. 

Getting rid of that toxic tech could save you thousands of dollars

When most people talk about toxic employees, they’re thinking back to that awful worker who lasted a few weeks before the organization just couldn’t take it any longer and cut him loose. But the truth is, toxic employees often stick around for a very long time at the detriment to the company as a whole. 

Now that’s just sick: Weird excuses for calling out of work

One of the hardest parts of being an IT manager is the “manager” side of the equation. You want to be one of the good bosses who trusts their staffs. But then you hear excuses like this … 

Dealing with negative attitudes in the workplace

Frustration can get the best of anyone, especially in a high-paced and hectic department like IT. And while it’s OK for techs to voice their concerns, what do you do when it crosses the line to unhelpful negativity. 

Cybersecurity’s giant gender gap

New data finds that only 10% of IT security jobs are held by women – this despite the fact that more women are entering the field. 

Lying on résumés: America’s other pastime

If you’ve ever caught a job candidate stretching the truth on an application, you’re not alone – in fact, you’re in good company. But does the problem lie in an antiquated method for selecting hires? 

Is automation costing IT jobs?

Most organizations are starting to rely on automation for some tasks that used to be handled by techs, according to a recent report from Tech Pro Research.