Showing posts with label it management. Show all posts
Showing posts with label it management. Show all posts

Friday, 19 August 2016

An Introduction To IT Infrastructure Management

IT management is a diverse and extensive field and covers many aspects of delivering IT services. All successful organizations can smoothen the execution of their business activities by having a strong IT infrastructure that comprises of hardware, software and other components needed to deliver IT. Effective management of IT systems is dynamic to influence it and to provide improved services to clients.

The infrastructure management aims to effectively manage and utilize diverse components of IT systems to ensure best possible service to customer at all times.  Since most of the activities of the business are strongly dependent on the IT manager in multiple ways, it is essential that it’s efficiently managed and kept free from complications. 

IT management plays a significant role in mechanization of supporting performance, functions and service at all availability levels. Many organizations today are dependent on an IT project manager to manage applications, databases and global networks. The key objectives of IT infrastructure management are:

To increase productivity
To decrease replication of effort
To ensure that the standards are adhered to
To minimize business risks
To minimize operational costs
To ensure business plans are adhered to
To minimize the downtime
To improve business continuity
To increase adaptability
To improve service quality

IT infrastructure management plays an indispensable role to manage and optimize the complex SLA (Service Level Arrangements). Infrastructure management is popular because of the advantages attached to it. It efficiently helps to cuts down IT costs, which results in the overall achievement of organizational goals and profitability. This can sometimes be difficult to achieve but partnerships and collaborations with external IT vendors can provide an apt solution. Each enterprise has an exclusive set of IT management practices that are established over a period of time to meet the discrete challenges and needs of the organization.  

IT administration of the company can sometimes be extremely challenging, as IT infrastructure is a unique blend of capabilities and resources. IT infrastructure of a company has to be appropriate to the management activities and business needs that should be directed towards supporting the tactical and operative goals of the company. The focus should be to incorporate new infrastructure and maintain existing systems when needed. 

IT infrastructure management should be accessible to open for modifications or deviations in the future as this guarantees that the company is prepared to meet future business requirements. Since business applications cannot be built without sturdy project management skills and IT support, it is vital that IT infrastructure does not fail at any time. It is also important that it is well united with the long-term business objectives.

About Author:
Joy D’Souza provides best IT management services. He has in depth knowledge about how IT infrastructure management can help company grow along with profit. 

Friday, 29 July 2016

The Secret To A Successful Project Management

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Project management is a blend of many tasks.  One needs to write up everyone else’s job and fill in the various positions in the loop lying empty. The technicalities of the job are not tough to understand for any motivated project manager. But with the growing competition in the industry, you need to come out with an edge over the others.

Here are some answers to the question, what are some unique project management skills a successful manager requires;

a. A link between higher ups and the project team

A project management success depends upon the communication between the key management of the company and the project team. This, a lot of times, requires diplomacy of a politician. Because a project manager needs to handle many uncomfortable situations, and needs to act differently in each. He needs to be different at a presentation in front of the bosses and very different while handling an irresponsible subordinate.

b. Managing through change

Project management skills require a person to be able to manage the team through a changing technology, atmosphere, etc. This skill, however, gets the trickiest when it comes to managing the changing emotions and attitudes of the team members. A manager needs to be careful of what triggers a member in some way and make sure the same is used to make him motivated to work harder.

c. Strict but funny

A project manager needs to be likeable. The most important among the many reasons for this is, he needs the team members to open up to him considering him one of their own. By knowing the team better only can he make sure he can manage their diverse attitudes and fickle emotions. But this should not come in the way of keeping his team disciplined enough for the office environment. Too casual an environment may not be good for the efficiency of the team. Neither would too strict an environment. Success of Project management depends upon figuring out the line between the two for your specific team.

d. Using client expectation as the basis of his strategy

As a project manager, one would get a lot of factual details. Using those details to make a technical plan is something every motivated project manager can do. In order to bring out the edge, one should learn to read between the lines. Figure out the expectation from the perspective of a client and the capabilities of your team, and use them to form a strategy.

The rules for an IT project manager are not different from the above, except that as an IT management needs to learn to manage through both emotional change and technical change at a regular basis.

About Author:
The author Joy Dsouza has worked in the capacity of a IT project manager for some of the most successful projects in various countrie