What is an IT auditor? A vital role for risk assessment

What is an IT auditor? An IT auditor is responsible for analyzing and assessing a company’s technological infrastructure to ensure processes and systems run accurately and efficiently, while remaining secure and meeting compliance regulations. An IT auditor also identifies any IT issues that fall under the audit, specifically those related to security and risk management.…

12 ways to motivate IT staff

In a tight market for tech talent, IT leaders are increasingly looking for ways to build and retain high-performing teams. And while philosophies and processes for doing so differ, the central factor for success remains the same: motivation. Motivating staff to give their best requires finding first what motivates them. A recent study by Stack…

IDG Contributor Network: Choosing the right collaboration technology for workplace connectivity

Communications and collaboration technology tools are worthless and ineffective if they don’t facilitate or support workplace connectivity. Speaking with business leaders and technology decision-makers has made it clear that collaboration tools suffer low adoption when they don’t support how people actually work together or connect. If a tool creates friction in workplace communications, it is…

4 signs your delegation style is hurting your team

I’m a firm believer in letting your leaders lead — hiring capable, experienced, whip-smart people and then stepping back and allowing them to do their jobs. This level of independence and self-sufficiency can mean the difference between a truly effective, high-performing team and the shadow of one. The goal of this leadership style is to…