It can't be an easy task to manage an IT department at any time, let alone when companies are scrimping for every penny. But regardless of where the world stands, managing technology resources can be much easier if you know what to do, how to do it, and have tools with examples to help you.
Mike Sisco of MDE Enterprises has uploaded his IT Management 101 book, which contains these resources. In this book, 11 key traits of successful IT managers are emphasized that will leapfrog you past other managers. Tools are included to help you assess an IT situation and gain insight to insure your team is in sync with your company's needs.
For ways you can cut departmental costs to balance the budget, check out the Company Cost Saving Strategy Tool, also uploaded by MDE.