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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.

In this section

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 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.

Business Continuity Management

This introductory guide will offer tools, tips and techniques for businesses of any size.

Quantum computing

Gary Tinnams explores the world of quantum computing and how the efforts of IBM and Google might one day bear fruit. Enter the megacomputer.

IT data and networks

Christopher Brinton and Mung Chiang chart the six principles that guide the networks influencing our everyday lives.

Cloud adoption

Read our three guides to cloud adoption – what are the risks and how to choose a cloud platform?

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

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.

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.

Making information systems work

Making Information Systems Work is about the successful application of IT by business and government. It supports informed debate and practice on the basis of three themes –value, trust and standards.

Cloud adoption

Read our three guides to cloud adoption – what are the risks and how to choose a cloud platform?