How IT Managers Can Get Their Boss To Say “Yes” To Attend A Conference

By this point in your career I’m pretty sure that all of us have at one time or another attended one of our industry’s conferences. You know the drill: you fly in, check into your hotel, go register for the conference, determine what sessions you want to attend, mix and mingle with other people attending … Read moreHow IT Managers Can Get Their Boss To Say “Yes” To Attend A Conference

Mastering The Skill Of Public Speaking

One of the most important parts of your job is communicating with the people who are looking to you for guidance. Just exactly how to go about doing this in an effective way is a big challenge that every IT manager faces every day. The great thing about living and working in the 21st Century … Read moreMastering The Skill Of Public Speaking

Why GM Created A Team Of 8,000 Programmers

So IT manager, how many people are on your team? How hard is it to keep track of them and what they are currently working on? I’m willing to bet that it probably takes up most of your available time. Over at GM they just hired 8,000 new developers. How would you like to manage … Read moreWhy GM Created A Team Of 8,000 Programmers

Why All IT Managers Need To Have Creative Confidence

If you give it some thought, just exactly what does an IT manager need to do in order to be successful? Is it as simple as just doing what you’ve been told to do? I’d be willing to say that this is not the correct answer to this question. Instead, I think that our company … Read moreWhy All IT Managers Need To Have Creative Confidence

4 Tips For Creating Repeat Customers From App IT Managers

So do you have a mobile phone? I’m willing to bet that yes, you do. No matter if you have decided to go down the iPhone route or if you’ve taken the Android path, once you get past the pretty screen that your phone came with, what probably attracted you the most were all of … Read more4 Tips For Creating Repeat Customers From App IT Managers

3 Places To Go Looking For Innovation

In order for your IT team to accomplish all that is being asked of it, both you and your team are going to have to become innovative. As we are all probably quite aware of now, this is an easy thing to say, but it can be devilishly difficult to do no matter what IT … Read more3 Places To Go Looking For Innovation

Should You Devote One Day Per Month To Innovation?

I’m pretty sure that by now your management has more than once asked you to get your team to be more innovative. I’m pretty sure that we’re all on board here, I mean who wouldn’t want to have the IT manager skills that would allow your team to come up with better ideas? However, the … Read moreShould You Devote One Day Per Month To Innovation?

Why IT Managers Need To Know About How Patents Work

IT manager are on the front line of innovation for their companies. There is a very good chance that many of the new or novel ideas that their company dreams up will come out of their team. Because of this, it is critical that IT managers understand how the U.S. patent system works. What makes … Read moreWhy IT Managers Need To Know About How Patents Work

5 Ways IT Managers Can Make Innovation Happen On Their IT Teams

“More innovation, please!” This is what IT managers have been hearing on a daily basis for the past few years. I think that we all understand why we’re being asked to help out, everyone believes that we have the IT manager skills that are needed to make this happen and they believe that we’ve had … Read more5 Ways IT Managers Can Make Innovation Happen On Their IT Teams