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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.

Webinar resources

Thank you for registering on to the Business and Management Faculty's webinar, Practical Excel tips, broadcast on 6 December 2018.

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.

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.

Finance in a digital world

Finance in a Digital World

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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?

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IOT pushes storage to the edge

The article discusses how the internet of things (IoT), a broad network of physical devices that include sensors, vehicles, mobile devices and even home appliances that create and share data, affect business enterprises' storage and the way the data is managed. Topics including the data distribution processing, the information lifecycle of IoT, and the suppliers' solutions in IoT in terms of requirements of IoT and storage are discussed.

Taking a closer look at mainframe security

The article offers information on important points about mainframe security. Topics including the mainframes' mission-critical to several businesses and organizations, with 71 percent of the Fortune 500 storing countless instances of personally identifying information (PII), financial information, and health data on the systems, the conspiracy of silence around mainframe vulnerability disclosure, and the importance of automation to vulnerability management, are discussed.

Putting security in context

The article focuses on the importance of understanding data assets and their value to attackers for effective cyber defence. It discusses why the security industry, and increasingly digital organisations must change the way they have approached information security. According to chief executive officer Mark Raeburn, the only real change is that there is already a lot more on the corporate IT network, with almost everything connected.

Shell's multi-decade digital transition

The article focuses on Shell's newly announced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning which will help the company to aid the predictive maintenance of the equipment used to run its downstream and upstream operations. According to chief technology officer Yuri Sebregts, digital transformation for the company started 50 years ago and it has been a constant evolution.

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Tech donut

Guidance on IT management topics for SMEs. Covers the following areas: computer hardware; business software; the internt; communications; IT security; buy and manage IT; IT support; staff and IT training.

Reshaping business with artificial intelligence

MIT Sloan Management Review has partnered with The Boston Consulting Group to provide baseline information on the strategies used by companies leading in AI, the prospects for its growth, and the steps executives need to take to develop a strategy for their business. (Subscription required to view full report)

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