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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.

Euro crisis gives CIOs a big opportunity

Chief information officers have an unprecedented opportunity to show how IT can add value to businesses in the wake of the euro crisis, says a recent report by analyst Gartner.

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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Firm leaders look to technology to drive future change

The article focuses on the role of technology in bringing change to the delivery of accounting and consulting services. Topics discussed include technologies include blockchain, artificial intelligence, and robotic automation, digital services include cyber-security, IT advisory services, and data analytics services, and increasing the competence and skill of professionals.

IT priorities 2019: What projects are IT professionals spending their budgets on?

The article presents the findings of the Information Technology (IT) Priorities 2019 survey among IT professionals in Great Britain and Europe, the Middle East ad Africa (EMEA).

Counting the costs of IaaS and SaaS

The article focuses on the development of public cloud, where a third-party provider makes computing services over the Internet. It mentions that public cloud is divided into infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and software as a service (SaaS). It mentions that the SaaS market is mature and filled with companies including Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite and Salesforce.com Inc

Expanding the boundaries of the digital workplace

Article looks at how changing work styles have driven the need for a perimeterless workplace and details the steps that enterprises can take implement this strategy.

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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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