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  • Asset Management (122)

    IT management extends beyond just the information technology team and its unique pool of company resources. IT leaders must also establish and build relationships with vendors (not to mention negotiate), oversee purchases, plan for capacity, and address service level agreements both internally and externally. These articles have all of this plus basic management tips.

  • Cybersecurity (356)

    Cybersecurity has taken the forefront on the global stage, and it’s more important than ever for companies to protect their sensitive data. Challenges such as bring your own device (BYOD), shadow IT, and social engineering further complicate the everyday cyberthreat. Look here for the latest news and best practices that can help you reduce your organization’s risk.

  • Emergency Preparedness (14)

    “It could never happen here” is not an acceptable attitude when it comes to emergency preparedness. Security professionals must be ready to work alongside other employees within the organization in the event of workplace accidents, medical emergencies, natural disasters, or incidents of violence.

  • Emerging Issues in Security (45)

    Security is constantly evolving, and it’s important for professionals to stay up to date. We provide the latest news, opinions, trends, case studies, strategies, and legislative and regulatory developments that could have an impact on the field.

  • Facility Security (24)

    Every organization has its own unique facility security needs, but the basics of gatekeeping are nearly universal. We take a look at all levels of facility security, including building access, protocol and procedures, visitors, security staffing, the common challenges for specific types of facilities, and much more.

  • Grounds Security (4)

    For many businesses, it’s not enough that the building is secure—the immediate area surrounding it must be secure as well. We cover everything from fencing and perimeter security to grounds surveillance methods and appropriate staffing.

  • Help Desk Administration (14)

    Problems pop up in day to day operations, and the help desk is on the front lines of finding solutions. IT needs to oversee the management of corporate help desk activities and ensure a thorough knowledge of corporate and consumer equipment/software. The help desk can also be a source of tips and tricks to impart to other employees, and we have some of those as well.

  • Management and Finances (46)

    Budgeting on a companywide basis is a must-have skill for today’s IT leaders. IT is often viewed as a cost center—so how can you show management that your department can make money for the company? We have resources including new books on the subject, other finance resources, and accounting basics (such as EBITDA and CAPEX) to help you keep your IT team’s finances in order.

  • Networking (15)

    Planning and implementing additions, deletions, and major modifications to the supporting infrastructure companywide is always complex and challenging. Here you can find info on current practices along with articles to help you anticipate future network needs and identify proactive solutions to satisfy those needs.

  • News, Trends, and Recommendations (252)

    IT professionals are some of the most connected and well-informed employees in the organization. We’re here to help with recent tech news to keep our readers current on trends, options, advantages, disadvantages, and costs. What are your competitors doing? How can IT make the company better?

  • Nonnetwork (7)

    IT’s influence and responsibilities extend way beyond the company network. Telephony planning and management, video conferencing, copiers, printers, offsite equipment at multiple facilities, and even door locks or small construction projects—the list is a long one. We provide practical advice for wearing all these different hats effectively and safely.

  • PEBCAK (64)

    You know what we’re talking about. “Problem Exists Between Chair and Keyboard.” Here you can find tips on how to effectively deal with less tech-savvy employees at your organization and the user errors that seem to follow them around, along with humorous stories and fun articles for IT professionals.

  • Policies and Training (51)

    Your security initiatives are only as effective as the policies and training designed support them. Look here for advice on crafting strong cyber and physical security policies as well as best practices for communicating these policies through proper training.

  • Security Hardware and Technology (30)

    The tools of the security trade are advancing at an extraordinary pace. We take a look at the latest security hardware and software, from malware and cyberattack detection to cameras to motion sensors. These articles will help you determine what gadgets may be best for your security strategy—and what will fit your budget.

  • Strategy (362)

    The smart IT leader is constantly ensuring that systems and plans support the company’s overall strategy. How can you align your IT department with the business, stay involved with direction and decisions at the executive level, and ensure IT at your organization is respected as a vital asset?

  • Uncategorized (12)