How Managers Can Bridge The Instant Messaging Generation Gap

Managers have to help their older workers keep up with changes in communication

How the members of your team communicate with each other is changing. There is a new wave of instant messaging applications that is in the process of changing how the members of your team communicate with each other. This change may be causing the older members of your team to scramble in order to keep … Read moreHow Managers Can Bridge The Instant Messaging Generation Gap

Managers Need To Learn How Best To Use Email

Managers need to learn how to tame their email

Ah, email. What a powerful tool. What an utter nightmare! Managers probably use email so often that they no longer really spend that much time thinking about it or developing manager skills to use it wisely. However, that may be a mistake. What we forget is that email is a tool and if we can … Read moreManagers Need To Learn How Best To Use Email

How Technology Is Reshaping The Job Of IT Managers

Something odd is going on. Right now, at companies everywhere, more and more firms are in the process of adopting brand new technologies such as cloud, mobile, and processing of big data. More and more these firms in many different fields are starting to look more and more like those flashy startup firms out in … Read moreHow Technology Is Reshaping The Job Of IT Managers

Do IT Managers Really Need Artificial Intelligence?

Pick up just about any trade rag these days and you are going to run into a story talking about the fantastic new things that are going to be possible very soon because of the arrival of new artificial intelligence technology. There are all sorts of startup firms out there that are raising a lot … Read moreDo IT Managers Really Need Artificial Intelligence?

The Problem With Visa’s New Chip Payment Cards

So let’s be clear about this: I am all for more security when it comes to my credit cards. On more than one occasion I’ve discovered that somebody out there has “cloned” my credit card and is running around town buying things with it. The good news is that the credit card company detects what … Read moreThe Problem With Visa’s New Chip Payment Cards

How IT Leaders Can Make Video Conferences Work For Them, Not Against Them

Once upon a time, we used to have to travel to go to meetings. No matter if the meeting was just down the hall, across town, or in another city / country. We needed to leave where we were and go there in order to work things out with other people. The good news is … Read moreHow IT Leaders Can Make Video Conferences Work For Them, Not Against Them

Is Open Source The Right Choice For Your Team?

I must confess that I have a deep need to create all of my own code. I sorta feel as though if I didn’t write it, then it really should not be part of the final product. However, even I know that this is wrong. It takes a lot of time and more often than … Read moreIs Open Source The Right Choice For Your Team?

The Best Way To Choose A Real-Time Messaging Service

How many different ways do your IT teams communicate with each other? Let me count the ways: email, text, phone call, Facebook, tweet, and even some face-to-face talking. Having all of these different ways to exchange information brings up an interesting question for IT managers that we don’t have any IT manager training for – … Read moreThe Best Way To Choose A Real-Time Messaging Service

IT Managers Have To Deal With Security Problems At Hotels

If you are an IT manager who works in the hotel industry it turns out that you probably have your hands full dealing with a recent set of attacks by cybertheives. It seems as though the bad guys who used to busy themselves going after retailers have now turned their attention to the hotel industry. … Read moreIT Managers Have To Deal With Security Problems At Hotels

What IT Managers Can Learn From The Sony Hacking Scandal

What would you do if your company’s electronic network defenses were breached by outsiders? We spend a lot of time and effort and use our IT manager skills as part of every project that our teams implement in order to make sure that things like this don’t happen. However, there is always the possibility that … Read moreWhat IT Managers Can Learn From The Sony Hacking Scandal