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.

Privileged users put info at risk … And IT doesn’t know what to do about it

A flurry of recent surveys and studies have found that users may have too much access to data recently. But now comes one that confirms IT is aware of this situation … and seriously concerned by it.

IT skills shortage hurts security: Report

There’s a shortage of IT pros, in case you haven’t heard. And that shortage is especially bad for cybersecurity pros. Here’s what it means for you.

The C-level thinks disaster recovery is solid: IT says …

Disconnect with higher-ups is never a good thing. And according to a recent study, the miscommunication between IT and company leaders is stark and dangerous.

Are you storing too much data? Probably

There’s an old adage, “It’s better to have and not need than to need and not have.” While that may be true for first aid supplies, it could be bad news for companies who subscribe to this way of thinking.

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.