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.

Huge mistake: Company gets breached, doesn’t inform the victims … its employees

Talk about bad employee morale. After a hacker breached 30,000 employees of Sports Direct, a British retailer, the company failed to take the next obvious step: letting those employees know about it. 

How to hire better techs? Get the whole team involved

Two heads are better than one, and it would seem that three are better than two if a new study of job candidates is to be believed. Here’s what it should mean for your hiring practices. 

A new zero-day every day? Prediction says it’s possible

Zero-days, or vulnerabilities that have been discovered and exploited but not yet repaired, usually aren’t all that common. That could soon change. 

IT knows ransomware is a risk, but companies can’t stop it

Nothing’s worse than knowing a storm is coming but being unable to do anything about it. That’s how it feels to be a security pro staring down the imminent threat of ransomware right now. 

The 7 steps to becoming CIO

If “become CIO” is at the top of your To-Do List for this year, here’s a list of seven things you’ll need to do first.

The No. 1 reason your staff will be jumping ship this year

IT pros are looking to move on from their current careers at an alarming rate. Here’s why. 

Need to fire a tech? Be sure to do this first

There are a lot of qualified IT professionals out there, but that doesn’t mean they’ll all work out for your company. If it’s just not working and you need to let one go, here’s one step you should always take: Put yourself in a jury’s shoes. 

They gave what at the office??? Craziest holiday gift exchanges

It’s the time of year when many employees and bosses search for the perfect gift … or just the easiest re-gift they can think of. But in an attempt to find that ideal gift, sometimes people stray far from the mark – and wind up with items like the ones featured in a recent survey by […]

The hardest position in IT to fill is …

Let’s face it: Hiring IT team members is tough. Specialization has made it harder than ever. 

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.