Here's to Your (and Your IT Project's) Health
By Michelle LaBrosse | Article Published December 15, 2011
It's a factor that many IT project managers are too busy to focus on: to be the best project manager, you yourself must be at your best, health-wise.
Tags: IT manager, project managers
IT Managers: How to Use the Holidays to Optimize IT Operations
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 15, 2011
Tips on using the downtime to set up your operations for maximum efficiency after the holiday. Plus: don't forget to take a break!
Tags: IT manager
The 2012 IT Salary Guide
By James Maguire | Article Published October 24, 2011
The IT Salary Guide lists salaries for various IT professionals, from software developers to IT managers to systems administrators. It also lists salary increases for specialty IT skill sets.
Tags: IT manager, developer salary, IT salary, IT Salary Guide, IT manager salary
How IT Managers Can Prevent Project Failure
By | Article Published September 07, 2011
Project failure is the bane of every IT manager -- cost overruns, poor ROI, staff time wasted. Here are some guidelines to consider as you embark on your next project.
Tags: Project management, IT manager
What Does an IT Manager Do All Day?
By Elizabeth Harrin | Article Published July 06, 2011
Some tips for IT managers who want to better explain to colleagues their value to the company.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IT manager, Enterprise IT
HP Launches Executive Scorecard to Track IT
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 01, 2011
HP platform aims to take in all types of IT input to create a dashboard tracking all IT operations and then mapping it to a scorecard of key performance indicators.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IT manager, Enterprise IT, HP
Keeping Up with the IT Exec Career Curve
By Pam Baker | Article Published May 13, 2011
Moving your tech career forward requires staying deeply knowledgeable about today's rapidly evolving tech trends.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IT manager
Microsoft Debuts Intune Cloud Computing Console
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 24, 2011
Intune's Web-based console allows IT managers to administer PCs from their browser.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, IT manager, web-based apps, Intune
Why We Need Xbox for Enterprises
By Mike Elgan | Article Published January 26, 2011
If Microsoft wants to beat back the Apple onslaught, it's going to have to think outside the box and inside the Xbox.
Tags: Microsoft, Apple iPad, IT manager, Enterprise IT, Xbox
iPad Apps to Manage a Data Center
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published January 26, 2011
iPad apps for the IT manager, from remote connectivity to taking notes.
Tags: mobile, iphone apps, iPad apps, IT manager, data center management
Private Cloud vs. Virtual Datacenter
By Brian Proffitt | Article Published January 26, 2011
The in-house option of a private cloud offers an array of advantages over remote storage.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, IT manager, private cloud, Virtual Datacenter OS
Tips on Creating IT Policies
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 09, 2010
Yes, many organizations have an IT policy in place, yet many professionals opine that it is in need of refinement.
Tags: IT management, IT manager, data center management, IT policies
The Future of Work: Who Needs an Office?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 19, 2010
New Cisco sponsored study reports that around the world most workers dont have to be in the office to be productive.
Tags: networking, IT Jobs/Salary, IT manager, telecommute, teleconference
Is Green Data Storage for Real?
By Alan Earls | Article Published September 30, 2010
Data storage architectures like MAID (massive array of idle disks) enabled potential cost reductions, yet some benefits remain in the future.
Tags: IT management, IT manager, green IT, green storage, green computing
IT Managers: Managing Engineers vs. Managing Support Staff
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published September 01, 2010
IT managers need to manage these two groups knowing that the engineers' goal of productivity contrasts with support staff's focus on availability.
Tags: support, developers, IT Jobs/Salary, IT manager, IT managers
H-1B Visa Fees Rise With Border Security Bill
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 17, 2010
Financing mechanism for measure to secure the U.S.-Mexico border would increase fees for foreign companies staffing their U.S. operations with guest workers, drawing protests from some Indian businesses.
Tags: IT manager, outsourced IT, outsource, Outsourcing India, H1-B
How Does Social Media Affect the Enterprise?
By Sonny Discini | Article Published August 06, 2010
By combining all of a staff member's friends, colleagues and family members into one cohort, social networks create new challenges.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, IT manager, social media, Enterprise
IT Vendors Disagree on Paying for Security Holes
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 03, 2010
Should vendors pay security researchers for vulnerabilities? Microsoft doesn't think so, but Mozilla, HP and Cisco do.
Tags: security, IT, IT manager, security patch, Security fix
IT Staffers Feeling Optimistic
By David Needle | Article Published July 23, 2010
Despite the economy's challenges, a survey indicates that IT professionals are more confident than at any time in the last three years.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IT jobs, IT manager, IT salary, IT career
Microsoft Sees Opportunity in Shrinking Federal Budgets
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published July 15, 2010
Leaders of software giant's federal division outline government priorities in moving IT to the cloud as they are under pressure to trim budgets.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, government IT, IT manager, government market
Does IT Need Independent Backup for Google Apps?
By David Needle | Article Published July 15, 2010
New Backify service gives IT, particularly in small to midsize businesses, an option for making sure cloud-based data in Google Apps and social media services are not lost.
Tags: data storage, Google Apps, IT, IT manager, backup
How IT Managers Can Stay Employed
By Pam Baker | Article Published July 07, 2010
By making a carefully considered business case -- and not tooting your own horn for its own sake -- IT leaders can more safely hang on to their berth.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IT job, IT manager, IT managers, CIO's job
Combining Networks -- and Data Center Cultures
By Drew Robb | Article Published June 28, 2010
When combining two enterprise networks joins diverse technologies as well as data center cultures, the challenges are numerous.
Tags: IT management, IT manager, data center, networks, Data Center Manager
The Drawbacks in Unified Data Center Stacks
By Kevin Komiega | Article Published June 18, 2010
While a unified data center stack provides advantages, enterprises must deal with the limitations of vendor lock-in.
Tags: IT management, IT manager, Data Center Manager, datacenters, data center management
Should IT Managers Assume Good Intentions When Developers Mess Up?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published June 16, 2010
Software developers and other tech professionals will unavoidably make mistakes. How are these situations best handled?
Tags: programmers, developers, IT management, IT manager, developer salary
Cloud Computing 2.0 and the Changing IT Manager
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published June 07, 2010
Despite all the hype, tech executives are still grappling with the emerging cloud computing trend. Heres a brief guide to what it means to todays IT leaders.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, SaaS, IT manager, cloud management
The Leading Enterprise Linux Vendors
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published June 07, 2010
An overview of the companies that are most active in promoting Linux to enterprise users.
Tags: open source, Linux, IT manager, enterprise linux, Enterprise IT
Datacenter Chic: How Small is Yours?
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published May 28, 2010
Instead of boasting about massive technical infrastructure, the trend is toward a leaner, more cost efficient datacenter. The buzzword is...minimal.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, IT manager, datacenter, Servers & Services
Did Google's Pac-Man Celebration Gobble Productivity?
By David Needle | Article Published May 25, 2010
RescueTime says the embedded game at Google's search site diverted some 4.82 million work hours. Google called the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man celebration a success.
Tags: Google, search, IT manager, productivity, gaming
The Windows 7 Wave Is On Its Way
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 25, 2010
Research firm Forrester studied 90,000 corporate PCs and found Windows 7 has already outstripped its predecessor, Windows Vista, taking only six months to penetrate as deeply as Vista did in a year.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, IT, IT manager, Windows 7
Is Your IT Security Budget Sustainable?
By Sonny Discini | Article Published May 14, 2010
IT security spending soared earlier in the decade. Now that a leaner ethos prevails, can you keep your technical infrastructure secure?
Tags: security, IT manager, datacenters, IT security, budgets
Handling Metadata in Your Business
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 12, 2010
Metadata, or information about information, is potentially boundless, yet can be harnessed to enable more effective business decisions.
Tags: IT manager, business intelligence, business intelligence software, information technology, metadata
IT Managers vs. 'Single Point of Failure'
By James Maguire | Article Published April 30, 2010
IT Managers vs. 'Single Point of Failure'
Tags: IT manager, hosting, Internet provider
IT Manager Salary
By James Maguire | Article Published April 29, 2010
IT manager salary levels have seen minor erosion over the course of the economic downturn, yet IT managers continue to see healthy salary and benefits.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IT jobs, IT manager, IT salary, IT management salary
Engaging Your Staff in Data Protection
By Allison Dolan | Article Published April 28, 2010
Although breaches cant be eliminated, staff engagement in a data protection program can reduce risk.
Tags: security, security best practices, IT manager, Security practices, data protection
IT Outsourcing and the "Unemployable" US Tech Professional
By James Maguire | Article Published April 20, 2010
Does the rise of IT outsourcing threaten American tech professionals? What's perception and what's reality in this highly charged issue?
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IT jobs, IT manager, outsourcing, IT outsourcing
iPad at Your Workplace: Just Say No
By Robert McGarvey | Article Published April 13, 2010
To IT managers: an avalanche of 10.5 million tablets to be sold in 2010 -- and they're headed toward your workplace.
Tags: security, iPad, iPad apps, IT management, IT manager
Your IT Job Interview: Seven Questions to Ask
By Dave Willmer | Article Published April 08, 2010
Acing your IT job interview requires answering questions properly. But youll also want to ask some and know what to not ask.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IT jobs, IT manager, IT salary, IT job interview
Five IT Professionals You Can't Afford to Lose
By Dave Willmer | Article Published April 06, 2010
Among your IT staff, here are the five types of professionals who are worth their weight in gold. Retaining these staff members is one of your top priorities.
Tags: IT management, IT Jobs/Salary, IT jobs, IT manager
March Madness Could Drive IT Admins Crazy
By David Needle | Article Published March 22, 2010
The annual NCAA basketball tournament means more bandwidth-hogging distractions that could cost companies over a billion dollars in lost productivity.
Tags: IT management, IT manager, Sysadmins, network management, March Madness
Businesses Still Slow to Let Workers Telecommute
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 15, 2010
A new survey commissioned by Microsoft finds a large disparity between the attitudes of management and employees.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IT jobs, IT manager, telecommute, teleconferencing
IT Job Interview Mistakes (Major Ones)
By CIO Update Staff | Article Published March 08, 2010
When seeking your dream IT job, make sure you don't make one of the following major interview mistakes.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IT job, IT manager, IT interview
Datacenter Expansion is on for 2010
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published March 08, 2010
Power, once hardly given any thought, is now the number one concern of datacenter managers as they look to expand with constrained budgets.
Tags: data storage, IT management, IT manager, datacenter, datacenters
Managing Your Server Room After Sun/Oracle
By Drew Robb | Article Published March 04, 2010
Over time, it's likely that the server product line will evolve into a menu of building blocks, aimed at specific verticals and packaged with Oracle databases and applications.
Tags: IT management, IT manager, servers, server room, server room management
Microsoft CFO Says Product Blitz Heating Up
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 02, 2010
The company's new CFO takes an upbeat stance with financial analysts, citing a cornucopia of new and updated products coming down the pike, many of them targeted at enterprise IT shops.
Tags: Microsoft, IT manager, Office 2010, Windows 7, Enterprise
IT Managers Gird for Cyber Attacks
By Larry Barrett | Article Published January 29, 2010
Sophisticated cyber attacks are becoming a nearly routine event, causing IT managers a never-ending series of security headaches. A new report details the threats.
Tags: security, IT management, cyber security, IT manager, cyber attack
It's Time for IT Managers to Adopt Cloud Computing
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published January 12, 2010
As cloud computing become a dominant enterprise paradigm, IT managers who fail to leverage it risk falling behind their competitors.
Tags: cloud computing, SaaS, IT manager, remote access
Welcome to the New IT Management Newsletter
By James Maguire | Article Published January 04, 2010
The new IT Management newsletter provides one-stop coverage for senior decision makers, enabling them to leverage the collective wisdom of the 15 million members of the Internet.com community.
Tags: IT management, IT Jobs/Salary, IT manager, tech blogs, tech advice
Managing Your Boss: Your Biggest Job
By Rob England | Article Published April 27, 2009
Much attention is paid in IT these days to processes, with Operations Management, Change Management, and a raft of Something Managements. Perhaps the most important thing to manage is seldom mentioned: your boss.
Tags: management, IT manager, IT career, IT professional, IT employer