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Resources for executives learning about IT industry?

My boss has asked me to help him find some introduction-level resources to understand modern IT industry fundamentals (cloud computing, modern storage technologies, security, system architecture, etc.) from a management standpoint. I have a good handle on the technical side, but I'm not sure where to look for the basics. What resources would be a good introduction? Web sites are most helpful, free or paywalled okay.
posted by pocams on Mar 19, 2014 - 3 answers

Help me understand what a proper business IT system looks like.

I've only worked in a small business (15-20 employees) since I got out of school, and I've handled the technological necessities since I started because nobody else could. I've handled things on an as-needed basis: troubleshooting problems, setting up new computers, maintaining an iron grip on software installations, setting up the network and administering simple network devices, etc. However, I'm completely self-taught, and I have no idea if my hacked-together system looks anything like a properly-implemented corporate IT system. So I want to know what one looks like. Specifically, I'd like to know if there are any resources I can check out on my own that paint the picture of what I should be trying to achieve. NOTE: I'm NOT averse to hiring an outside IT firm or consultant to help with specification and implementation. However, I don't want to be at the mercy of a firm's "knowledge" and my own ignorance; you can waste a lot of money that way, regardless of scenario. [more inside]
posted by KinoAndHermes on Feb 11, 2014 - 16 answers

IT Security Assessments: How much do they cost?

I've been tasked with figuring out what firms charge to perform IT Security tests, penetration tests, etc, for commercial clients? What kind of metrics do they base their charges on? Is there a standard rate for this kind of work? Alternately, do you have any tips for getting this kind of info from the companies that do this kind of stuff? [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi on Sep 25, 2013 - 3 answers

What is the best way for someone with plenty of sysadmin and programming experience but no actual professional IT experience to begin a career in IT?

What is the best way for someone with plenty of sysadmin and programming experience but no actual professional IT experience to begin a career in IT? [more inside]
posted by jpg15 on Jul 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Does installing a new Linux OS erase the hard drive?

Will installing a Linux Operating System onto an old Windows laptop fully erase the contents of the hard drive? [more inside]
posted by ElisaOS on Apr 8, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me find an IT host/solutions provider specializing in high-level security

Looking for recommendations of hosting/IT solutions companies specializing in above-average security precautions, especially those who have experience with federal standards compliance and/or who can assist with security policy development and implementations. [more inside]
posted by Herkimer on May 13, 2010 - 0 answers

What to do with a CISSP and little tech experience?

I have a CISSP and 6 years experience in the IT Security field. Problem is, most of my experience is with policy, not technology. Where can I go from here? [more inside]
posted by zombieflanders on Dec 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Do graduate degrees matter in IT Security?

This is a 2 pronged question: Are degrees earned online ever worth it? If they are, are they worth it relative to IT? [more inside]
posted by zennoshinjou on Aug 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Plot my IT computer certification schedule.

Plot my IT computer certification schedule. [more inside]
posted by l2yangop on Jun 8, 2009 - 6 answers

I think I found a security hole, company isn't responding?

I have found a major security hole / bug in a mid-market erp/accounting program we use. I alerted support, explained the problem and how we fixed it. More than a week later and no follow up, bulletin or acknowledgment of the problem. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me break in to network security

IT Tech guy seeking more information on how to get deep into network security. [more inside]
posted by frwagon on Oct 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Directory of IT Security Managers in Energy/Oil/Electric Industry?

Is there a directory or directories of C-Level contacts, e.g., the Director of IT, Director of Security or and other high level managers with security for major companies within Electric Utilities, Gas Utilities, Oil & Gas Pipelines, Oil and Gas Refining, and Oil and Gas Drilling and Exploration? Would prefer something free, but would be willing to consider proprietary sources.
posted by Kellyu on Sep 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Bypass administrator priveleges!?!?

What did I do to gain Administrator privileges to install software and how can I do it again? [more inside]
posted by nserrano on Jul 19, 2006 - 18 answers

To hire a email host or go with corporate

Should we attempt to hire out for a mailserver or let the seemingly incompetent corporate IT department run our mail, with all the restrictions they want to impose? [more inside]
posted by anonpeon on May 23, 2006 - 12 answers

Too much too soon?

Am I qualified to do this IT job, and/or is it something I could pick up as I go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2005 - 12 answers

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