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By hanisaif ·
What is the best and common IT Hierarchy that could be able to be implementing in any firm regardless its size?i'm talking about the Professional orgnaization chart..

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by mwwilk In reply to IT Hierarchy

Hello-

Although there are some "classic" IT organizational structures, the "best" one varies highly with what business you are in and not necessarily the size. If you can give a hint of the nature of the business (manufacturing, software development, R&D, etc), that may help getting some suggestions.

I can share with you what I view to be a good high level IT organization for a manufacturing firm.

Regards,

Matt W

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by SmokeyBear In reply to IT Hierarchy

Place in the IT Hierarchy

The Enterprise Development Manager is the key middle manager in IT
departments that serve constituencies outside the data center

It is not unusual for this IT professional to report to a non-IT division executive, e.g., general manager, functional VP, etc.

CIO / IT Executive
Enterprise Development Manager
Programmer
Analyst
Enterprise Development Manager
Programmer
Analyst
Enterprise Development Manager
Programmer
Analyst

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by Al Macintyre In reply to IT Hierarchy

http://www.training.ibm.com/ibmedu/spotlight/as400.html

shows stuff you might want to learn to perform various different functions & from that you can derive names of job functions that are relevant to your firm,

No two firms are likely to need same hierarchy due to size & type of computer system.

AS/400 had no need for a data administrator, but may soon due to many IBM enhancements.

If end users have little or no training then they will need a lot of help desk support.

If you get a cheap software package, you will need to spend a small fortune in maintenance programmers to fix it all the time.

When there are multiple people doing same kind of work, peer review of adherence to programming & other IT standards more rapidlybecomes obviously needed.

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by KenOwsley In reply to IT Hierarchy

In my experience, the best IT hierarchy involves one person at the top, an IT manager or CIO. From there, I have seen best results in segmenting the department by function. The most common functional divisions are support, operations, developement, and infrastructure. Support are the help desk folks. Operations may not exist for yu, but are the people who run and administer the business system. Sometimes Operations doesn't exist within the IT department, but exists outside the department.Developement are the folks that do your programming. Maybe they are designing and enhancing your business system. The infrastructure folks manage the servers, server hardware, and LAN functions.

Also, I have seen best results when a Facilities group exists with qualified people to manage the cabling. This group, outside the IS department, is almost always best equipped to run cables and stick boxes in walls.

I've seen variations of this structure, which ends up being flat and wide, work in small and lar

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by Identcc In reply to IT Hierarchy

Depending on size and nature of business, the hierarchy generally goes (from bottom to top): Help Desk Tech, 2nd level support/PC Tech, Technical Supervisor, Network Specialist, Network Supervisor, IS Manager, IS VP, CIO. Obviously there is room for others in between these, but this is the basic hierarchy.

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