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IT management

Good IT management is essential to achieving value from IT systems and managing the risks associated with them. IT management covers the full lifecycle of systems, from the initial decision to invest in a system through its operational life until it is no longer needed and ultimately decommissioned.

The IT Faculty has a wide range of materials on IT governance, audit and controls, compliance issues related to IT and management issues such as IT outsourcing and service management.

Project ready

Do you know the difference between Agile and a structured approach to project management? Which is best? Mike Acaster explains why a combination of both could help in business.

Data backup solutions

This guide considers the business benefits of backup, including the specific advantages it can deliver in terms of business continuity, disaster recovery, and other areas.

Developing a social media policy

Policies should be put in place to actively manage opportunity and risk. This Helpsheet sets out how this might be achieved and complements the IT Faculty guide Social media and the law. The Helpsheet takes into account modern working practices, which might also include bringing outside contractors and consultants into the working environment.

Developing a digital marketing strategy

This guide provides an overview of some of the many management issues involved, for example the role of backup as a part of broader business continuity and resilience strategies. These highlight the fact that backup is not merely a technology issue but one that can go to the heart of the business's survival.

Developing a bring your own device strategy

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This guide is aimed primarily at SME organisations that need an overview of what BYOD actually is, how it can be used to the organisation's advantage and how to start developing their own BYOD and mobile strategy for using and managing mobile devices successfully within their own business.

Managing IT in the SME: A guide for finance directors

This guide is for finance directors who have overall responsibility for IT in a small to medium enterprise (SME). For the purpose of the guide it is assumed that the day-to-day working of the IT function is in the hands of an IT manager.

Practical Guide to Green IT

This guide focuses on how IT can help your organisation reduce its environmental impact and concentrate, in particular, on areas where the greatest cost savings can be achieved.

Applying Corporate Governance principles to IT

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Governance is a framework for leadership, organisational structures and business processes, standards and compliance to these standards, which enables the achievement of an organisation's strategies and objectives. In the twenty-first century, applying these principles to IT is critical for all organisations. Those without an IT governance strategy face significant risks; those with such a strategy perform measurably better.