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.

Holiday stress extends to IT security as well

Everyone’s under pressure during the holiday season. But for security pros, it’s pressure of a different kind: keeping systems safe as they’re increasingly targeted. 

Last-minute ruling means many techs won’t be overtime-eligible after all

A judge in Texas has issued a ruling that could delay or eliminate entirely a controversial change that would’ve made many IT workers eligible for overtime. 

Software license violations could cost Navy millions

Yet another reason to fear shadow IT: A recent case of software license violations could cost the United States Navy hundreds of millions of dollars. 

How companies are failing their best security pros

Do you have any security pros on your staff? If so, there’s a good chance that they’ve been offered a job with your competitors in the past seven days.

Microsoft’s new patching policy may be an IT pro’s nightmare

As of the latest Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has done away with letting PC and business users decide which patches they want to download. 

First look at 2017 budgets: Some growth, mostly flat

It may seem like just yesterday we rung in the new year, but it’s already time for most IT pros to turn their eyes to 2017. What does next year have in store for budgets?

Cyber risks are among businesses’ top 3 concerns

It may seem like cybersecurity is often put on the back burner or forgotten about altogether by the top brass. But it turns out that concerns over cyber risks are actually top of mind for many companies.

Could data breaches be less costly than we all thought?

The average cost of a data breach is almost impossibly hard to determine, but that hasn’t discouraged many from trying. And while the figures researchers come up with are usually downright scary, recent research says it could be much less than we all thought – less than half of a percent of annual revenues.

6 must-haves to stop users from causing data leaks

Whether they’re doing so maliciously or accidentally, there’s a chance users leaving your company are walking out with some of your corporate data. 

Growing social media fraud means trouble for IT pros

A recent survey serves as a reminder to IT pros and users that, despite how common it is to our daily lives, social media can still pose security risks from hackers.