Synopses & Reviews
Making the move from an IT technician or team member to management is one of the most difficult career steps you ll face. Help from management and targeted training can be hard to come by - and your success depends on your ability to adapt to your new role almost overnight. You might have years of experience in the trenches, but you ll quickly find that managing a team, setting budgets, and creating a winning strategy for the first time can be daunting tasks.
Now in its third edition, IT Manager s Handbook provides a practical reference that you will return to again and again in an ever-changing corporate environment where the demands on IT continue to increase. Make your first 100 days really count with the fundamental principles and core concepts critical to your success as a new IT Manager. The book also includes discusses how to develop an overall IT strategy as well as demonstrate the value of IT to the company.
In this book, you ll learn how to: Manage your enterprise s new level of connectivity with a NEW chapter covering social media, handheld devices, and moreImplement and optimize cloud services to provide a better experience for your mobile and virtual workforce at a lower cost to your bottom lineIntegrate mobile applications into your company s strategyManage the money, including topics such as department budgets and leasing versus buying Work with your customers, whomever those might be for your IT shopHire, train, and manage your team and their projects so that you come in on time and budgetSecure your systems to face some of today's most challenging security challenges
One of the most difficult career steps for an individual in the IT profession is that from technician/team member to management. Often times management and strategic training is hard to come by or nonexistent. While a team member may have years of experience in the trenches he may not have experience in managing a team, setting budgets, or creating a strategy.
This book provides a very practical reference that you will return to again and again in an ever-changing corporate environment where the demands on IT continue to increase. New topics include working with a mobile and virtual workforce and implementing cloud computing services.
Find out how to make the most of the first 100 days
Learn how to develop an IT strategy and demonstrate the value of IT to the company
Discover how integrate and optimize cloud computing, social media and mobile applications into your company s strategy
Gain the knowledge you need to manage your team and their projects so that you come in on-time and on-budget
Determine what you need to implement in terms of security for your systems