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.

3 infographics that perfectly sum up why women are needed in IT leadership

There has long been a gender gap in IT-related fields. But just where does this shortage of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) field come from? And what can be done to reverse the trend?

Most companies will be breached: Few are prepared for what comes next

With more than six out of every ten companies breached in the past year, you’d think that planning for incident response would be standard. But that’s not the case at all.

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.  

Labor law changes could hit IT budgets hard

The Department of Labor has updated its regulations for who is eligible to collect overtime, and the results could have a big impact on IT’s budgets. Bottom line: Some workers who never qualified for overtime before may start collecting it come December.

Here’s what a data breach will cost you now

The costs of a data breach can be huge. You stand to lose customers’ respect, confidence from the board and damage to your organization’s reputation. Oh, and did we mention $4 million on average?

Apparently, one thing can stop the U.S. Air Force: A system crash

Here’s a reminder that multiple redundant backups are absolutely essential. 

Everything you need to talk to the board about security: Experts weigh in

Nothing substantial gets done at companies without buy-in from the very top. But knowing how to get support from the decision-makers isn’t easy, and speaking their language can be even tougher. Fortunately, there’s help.

The changing role of the CIO: What it means for you

Anyone who has held the title of CIO or its equivalent probably won’t be surprised to learn that it’s undergoing a huge change these days. And according to a new study, there are plenty of challenges associated with this position as well.

How your peers boost security among users, staff

Improving security is a cooperative effort between users, IT staff and the top brass. And not every organization arrives at this goal the same way.

The top 10 lies managers tell

Dealing with higher-ups isn’t always easy. And it can require the patience of a saint. So it’s no surprise that every now and then a little white lie will slip out.