IT Manager's Handbook, Second Edition, provides essential information to help students understand the responsibilities of today’s IT Management professionals: not only planning network security and implementing disaster recovery plans, but also such vital tasks as creating budgets, administering compliance, and managing staff. In particular, the book discusses business practices that are most critical to effective IT operations: recruiting, budgeting, resource planning, managing personnel, and working with vendor. This updated version includes expanded coverage on such critical IT management topics as security, disaster recovery, storage, government/regulatory compliance, and project management. Information is organized modularly so that instructors and students can delve directly into only the topics needed. Each chapter contains additional resources sections for books, articles, and websites relevant to that topic. It contains new material on key technology topics such as open source, outsourcing, offshoring, and handhelds, plus updated coverage of e-commerce, remote access, intranets, and LAN/WAN management. A completely updated and expanded second edition that provides practical, easily accessible management advice written specifically for new IT managers: · Brings you up to speed on those business practices most critical to effective IT operations: recruiting, budgeting, resource planning, managing personnel, and working with vendors. · Includes expanded coverage on such critical IT management topics as security, disaster recovery, storage, government/regulatory compliance, and project management. · Organizes information modularly so you can delve directly into only the topics that you need. · Provides a unique management perspective on those specific technical issues with the most significant business ramifications. · Includes new material on key technology topics such as open source, wireless, handhelds, outsourcing, offshoring, and operations, as well as updated coverage of e-commerce, remote access, intranets, and LAN/WAN management.
IT Manager’s Handbook: The Business Edition is a MUST-HAVE guide for the advancing technology professional who is looking to move up into a supervisory role, and is ideal for newly-promoted IT managers who needs to quickly understand their positions. It uses IT–related examples to discuss business topics and recognizes the ever-changing and growing demands of IT in today’s world as well as how these demands impact those who work in the field. Specific attention is paid to the latest issues, including the challenges of dealing with a mobile and virtual workforce, managing Gen-X/Yers, and running an IT organization in a troubled economy. Rich with external references and written in-easy-to-read sections, IT Manager’s Handbook: The Business Edition is the definitive manual to managing an IT department in today’s corporate environment. Focuses on Web 2.0 ideas and how they impact and play into today's organizations, so you can keep up on social networking, YouTube, web conferencing, instant messaging, Twitter, RSS Feeds, and other collaboration tools. Provides strategies on how to get employees to focus in the 24/7 data word. Discusses key IT topics in 'layman's terms' for business personnel who need to understand IT topics.
The Network Manager's Handbook is a one-of-a-kind resource featuring critical network technology assessments and career development advice from some of the most highly respected consultants and network managers in the field. This answer-filled compendium provides a rich blend of precise knowledge and real-world experience, the result of many thousands of hours of actual hands-on work in the field. The book gives you proven, successful, economical solutions to real-world problems associated with the host of new network technologies.
The Enterprise Operations Management Handbook provides the expert advice and guidance of hundreds of leading computing practitioners and consultants. Covering all major areas of enterprise operations management, this edition provides essential information for managing a modern, evolving data center. Topics include business issues, technology issues, and operational issues. This current, practical reference also reviews such critical areas as strategic planning, data center management, data center controls, systems planning, network technology, contingency planning, human resource planning, desktop computing, and future directions. The Enterprise Operations Management Handbook serves as an invaluable tool for designing, building, and maintaining a high-performance, service-oriented data center.
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A biotech manager's handbook lays out - in a simple, straightforward manner - for the manager or would-be entrepreneur the basic principles of running a biotech company. Most managers in biotechnology companies are working in their first company or in their first managerial role. Their expertise and experience in the scientific part of the work can be taken as a given but there is a whole range of other skills to be learned and areas of expertise to come to terms with. Small companies do not have big budgets to hire people or time to become an expert in so many areas. The book starts by outlining the state of the biopharmaceutical industry and goes on to explain the importance of planning (no matter what the size of the company). Succeeding chapters deal with the basics of intellectual property, perspectives from a university technology transfer office and how to raise some initial funding from an investor and entrepreneur. No other 'how to' manual exists for this sector Written by a range of expert professionals in each area, all in one book Is the only 'bench to bedside' book covering the whole spectrum of development
The Higher Education Manager’s Handbook 2/e has been substantially updated and reflects important changes that have occurred since its first publication in 2004. It offers excellent counsel and guidance on all aspects of the manager’s role and provides the navigational tools to successfully operate within Higher Education organizations. Within this new edition, Peter McCaffery continues to draw on a wealth of US and UK case study materials drawn from innovative practice. This best selling guide builds upon its original strengths and remains an engaging, accessible and highly enjoyable read. Written in the unique perspective of the HE manager, it offers practical advice that can be implemented immediately by managers and university leaders at all levels. It addresses the internal ramifications of cynicism and demoralisation that are rife within many academic communities and is based on four pre-requisites essential for becoming an effective HE leader: Knowing Your Environment Knowing Your University Knowing Your Department Knowing Yourself What’s new in the second edition... New Chapter! Celebrating Diversity The Specific strategic drivers in HE University Governance The Business-Facing University The Community University Fostering Research Excellence, Fostering Teaching Excellence and Enhancing the Student Experience Internationalization Managing your Reputation Managing in a crisis Higher Education Managers, Team Leaders, Vice Chancellors, Provosts, University Presidents, Department Heads and Student Affairs Administrators will find this book to be an irreplaceable resource that occupies a permanent "within hands-reach" position on their desk and/or nearest bookshelf.
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This title was first published in 2003. Winning significant business on the right terms is an increasingly complex, challenging and time-consuming task, and a successful bid is a vital part of any business offering its services or products to another. This book aims to help you to enhance the probability of success in winning bids at the desired margins and to set-up and run effectively a bid management team. Aimed at two main groups of readers (sales staff managing multi-disciplinary bid teams and project and technical managers who find themselves managing a bid to support a sales campaign) it's a resource for the battle to win new business. Taking an extremely practical approach and using real life examples David Nickson leads the reader through every stage of planning for, producing and delivering a bid: knowing what needs to be done; knowing how to present the information to the prospective client effectively; gaining the writing and editorial skills needed to put a sales case across; identifying the skills that are needed to manage a bid. It also shows how to save time - the most important commodity in any bid as it is always a scarce resource - without affecting quality.