The editorial staff at Computerworld has released a guide "Get Up to Speed on Green IT". The guide gives an overview of three areas that IT can save energy and money by going green.
Data centers are large users of energy. Rising energy costs and data center expansions have IT departments looking at green options. The guide list seven steps to a green data … [Read More...]
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IT departments may be facing one of their biggest threats ever. It is not a virus, a hacker or a never ending expansion. It is the aging workforce. Yes, IT is graying and it is starting to show.
As the baby boomer generation ages, so does the IT workforce. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in four workers will be 55 or older by 2016. This comes at a time … [Read More...]
Service-Now.com is an impressive marriage of IT Service Management based on the ITIL v3 framework and Internet technology.
For IT departments looking for a quick jump into ITIL based Service Management their service may be just what you are looking for.
Service-now.com is an On Demand IT Service Management solution licensed by subscription. Combining ITIL version 3 … [Read More...]
From the Japanese word is 'Seiri', the first step in the 5S System is sort. In a 5S System the goal of the sort step is to remove everything from the workplace that is not needed to do the work. You organize what is necessary and dispose of or put in place what is not. With all the clutter removed the workplace will be cleaner and more productive.
By this time you have … [Read More...]
Protecting your Enterprise IT system from threats both external and internal becomes harder each day. There will always be new methods of intrusion and infection that threaten your system. Your Security Management group should develop a set of best practices to ensure that your IT infrastructure is secure and can continue to support your business. … [Read More...]
A 5S System is a low-cost system that will clean and organize your workplace. It will increase productivity and raise employee morale. This article that will give you some basic information on how to set up a 5S system in your workplace.
One of the keys to the success of a 5S system is to have the full support of the management of your company. While a 5S system is low-cost … [Read More...]
The need to protect your network from USB drives and smart phones is more important. Your employees bring the through the door each day and have no thought of plugging them into your company computers. USB drives and smart phone devices pose a serious threat to your data and your network.
Data theft via portable devices has become increasingly easy using portable devices … [Read More...]
A project managers toolbox should include all of the tools needed to plan, execute and deliver a project. Here are five key skills a good project manager should have and continuously work to improve on. … [Read More...]
Meredith Belbin a British researcher and management theorist conducted a group study over nine years. They studied the behavior of managers and teams from around the world. The result of the study is known as The 9 Belbin Team Roles.
Belbin's model of nine team roles can be used to build a diverse team. You do not need nine individuals, each possessing a different role. Some … [Read More...]
If your company is looking at implementing the ITIL v3 best practices framework, Training Camp is now offering an accelerated 3 day boot camp. The course features the latest v3 edition of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
Training Camp's ITIL v3 Foundation Accelerated Certification Program is the most effective, efficient way to learn a practical … [Read More...]
This is the first in a series of articles about setting up and running an IT Asset Management System. This article will focus on a Catalog of Assets. The catalog serves as a framework for other areas of your system as well as a quick reference for all of the assets you need to track.
You can use products such as Excel to create a basic system. For a more inclusive system you … [Read More...]