IT managers are often responsible not just for overseeing the IT infrastructure in an organization but overseeing IT teams as well. To succeed as an IT manager, you will need to understand the fundamentals of security, data storage, hardware, software, networking and IT management frameworks — and how they all work within the business. Plus, you will need to be adept at managing teams, projects and processesThe certifications that you’ll want for an IT management position will vary depending on the types of technology you work with and the methodologies your organization subscribes to. But if you’re already on the management track, or have your eye on an IT management career, any one of these 10 IT management certifications will help give you a leg up in the industry.Top 10 IT management certifications Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Certified Information Systems Security … [Read more...] about 10 IT management certifications for IT leaders
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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2018--Asana, the fastest-growing Work Management app for teams, today unveiled its all-new integration for Slack, the leading global collaboration hub, at the inaugural Slack Spec Conference in San Francisco. Asana’s rebuilt Slack integration leverages the new Slack Actions, connecting customers’ conversations in Slack to tasks and projects in Asana for greater clarity and accountability on teams.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180522005440/en/The new Asana integration for Slack (Graphic: Asana)“Slack and Asana share a belief in the power of teamwork and have been leading the way in empowering teams to do great things together,” said Alex Hood, head of product at Asana. “Our aim is to give organizations the clarity they need to execute their projects and processes, so they can get more done with less effort. More than half of Asana customers … [Read more...] about Asana Unveils All-New Slack Integration to Bring Work Management and Team Communication Together
Back at Interop Las Vegas in 2013, less than one year after VMware acquired Nicira, then VMware’s chief architect of networking Martin Casado stated what was probably the understatement of the decade: “it’s a very exciting time to be in networking.” With the birth of software-defined networking, pioneered by folks like Casado, the industry entered into a transformation unlike anything we’ve seen since the invention of Ethernet. The entire industry — from fascinating start-ups to the big players — rushed to challenge networking’s historical operational model, leveraging the power of software to help move networking into the future. Customers have embraced this model, where they can not only provision networking components in minutes without the need to modify the application, but they can also deliver micro-segmentation and granular security to each individual workload. It’s become a huge part of the success story for our customers, … [Read more...] about VMware Welcomes Tom Gillis as SVP & General Manager, Networking and Security Business Unit
HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 30, 2018--Expel ( https://expel.io ), the company that replaces what organizations spend on managed security service providers (MSSPs), announced it has been included in a report by independent research firm, Forrester Research. The report, titled “Now Tech: Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Services, Q2 2018,” 1 aims to help security leaders understand the value they can expect from an MDR provider and select vendors based on size and functionality. A complimentary copy of the report is available at: http://info.expel.io/forrester-mdr-now-tech-report.The report highlights several benefits that managed detection and response providers can offer including completing investigations in hours or even minutes. “ Because they already have access to relevant IT assets and data, MDR providers can complete multiple investigations in the time it used to take for incident response consultants to arrive at a client’s site,” the … [Read more...] about Independent Research Firm Includes Expel in “Now Tech: Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Services, Q2 2018” Report
ATLANTA & MALVERN, Pa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 26, 2018--Ingenico Group (Euronext:FR0000125346-ING), the global leader in seamless payment, and USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT) ("USAT"), a leading provider of cashless and mobile payment and business optimization services for the unattended retail market, today announced the completion of a joint strategic Alliance Agreement. Through the Alliance Agreement, both companies will partner to pursue the unattended retail marketplace with a bundled solution that pairs Ingenico Group’s innovative hardware, software, security and services solutions portfolio with USAT’s comprehensive ePort Connect services platform specifically designed for the unattended retail market.Ingenico Group already sells its solutions in more than 170 countries. USA Technologies currently provides cashless and mobile payments capability, consumer engagement services and business optimization software for nearly 1 million unattended retail … [Read more...] about Ingenico Group and USA Technologies Announce a Three Year Strategic Alliance Agreement
In the first part of this series, an initial look at Planview’s product manager philosophy – the “product manager manifesto” – focused on many of the critical cross-organizational roles the product manager plays. There’s no doubt that product managers wear many hats, including evangelist, product champion, sales liaison, developer and marketer, just to name a few. As a reminder from last time: You are both internal champion and external voice for your product/product area. You serve sales and development as primary customers. Your job is a combination of inbound (product management) and outbound (product marketing). You are responsible for defining the positioning of any new capabilities delivered in your product/product area. You are the expert on the competition for your product/product area. In this edition, we’ll focus on what is central to the role – building great products. Elements 6 through 10 of the manifesto are all about … [Read more...] about What is a product management manifesto and why do you need it?
It’s naturally integrated with the familiar Office applications and is built from the ground up on the Office 365 global, secure cloud. Starting today, Microsoft Teams is available in preview in 181 countries and in 18 languages to commercial customers with Office 365 Enterprise or Business plans, with general availability expected in the first quarter of 2017. At Microsoft, we are deeply committed to the mission of helping people and organizations achieve more—and reinventing productivity for the cloud and mobile world is core to our ambition. We built Microsoft Teams because we see both tremendous opportunity and tremendous change in how people and teams get work done. Teams are now more agile and organizational structures more flat to keep communications and information flowing. With Microsoft Teams, we aspire to create a more open, digital environment that makes work visible, integrated and accessible—across the team—so everyone can stay in the know. Chat … [Read more...] about Microsoft Teams
Last August, the Linux Foundation started the LFCS certification (Linux Foundation Certified Sysadmin), a brand new program whose purpose is to allow individuals everywhere and anywhere take an exam in order to get certified in basic to intermediate operational support for Linux systems, which includes supporting running systems and services, along with overall monitoring and analysis, plus intelligent decision-making to be able to decide when it’s necessary to escalate issues to higher level support teams. Linux Foundation Certified Sysadmin – Part 8 Please have a quick look at the following video that describes an introduction to the Linux Foundation Certification Program. This article is Part 8 of a 10-tutorial long series, here in this section, we will guide you on how to manage users and groups permissions in Linux system, that are required for the LFCS certification exam. Since Linux is a multi-user operating system (in that it allows multiple users on different … [Read more...] about Managing Users & Groups, File Permissions & Attributes and Enabling sudo Access on Accounts
Enterprises are now, more than ever, managing multi-cloud environments, trying to come to grips with highly complex pricing structures and an onslaught of new cloud services. The key to success is implementing enterprise-grade governance platforms that enable you to efficiently optimize costs across all cloud providers and ensure that you have access to any and all of the cloud services that your company requires.Tagging of cloud resources is a critical foundation for your cloud governance initiatives. You will need a consistent set of tags specifically for governance and will apply globally across all of your resources. These global tags will add metadata specific to your organization that helps you better categorize each of your cloud resources for cost allocation, reporting, chargeback and showback, cost optimization, compliance, and security.Your cloud governance team should lead a process of defining your global tagging policy. It will be important to work with key stakeholders to … [Read more...] about Better cloud management through cloud resource tagging
There are many styles of management, and one isn't necessarily better than the others. Although there are numerous theories about how to manage people, many modern leaders still align with the classic management theories established by Frederick Taylor and others in the early 1900s.Based on information collected by our sister site, Business.com, we distilled the philosophies of four well-known management theorists and created this quiz to help you see which one your practices match up with. Track your answers and find your results below.A. Managers should value efficiency above all else.B. Managers should control and plan every process.C. Managers should ensure organizational hierarchy is respected and no lines are blurred.D. Managers should always acknowledge and show appreciation for their employees.A. To calculate the most efficient way to run with the pitch, if it's a competent plan to begin with.B. To take control of the plan and schedule out tasks accordingly.C. To … [Read more...] about Which Classic Management Theorist Are You?