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What are the roles of an IT Manager

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by timwalsh In reply to roles of a it manager

Judy, your question is really a wide open one.

Most roles and responsibilities of an IT manager are no different than any other manager.

The roles and responsibilites specifically related to IT will vary greatly depending on the size of a company, its core business area, and the size of the IT staff.

Can you give us a better idea of what type of information you are looking for?

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by Alpha-Male In reply to roles of a it manager

IT MAnager: Directs and coordinates activities of IS Department. In larger organizations reports to VP or Director IS. May be top IS individual in smaller organization. Consults with management to determine data processing requirements. Applies knowledge of system capacity to determine feasibility of projects. Maintains current knowledge of new hardware and software and recommends upgrading to maintain efficient operation. Schedules and assigns work to network administrators and programmers. Performs analysis of department production and redesigns workflow if appropriate. The position will typically require a degree and 5+ years IT experience with a strong preference for supervisory experience.

Hope this helps!

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by Captain Krunch In reply to roles of a it manager

You have to be:
A coach to your subordinates.
A champion for your business.
A student to keep up with technological advances.
A subject matter expert to other departments within the company.
A financial wizard to control costs and manage expenses.
A strong delegator or else you will get swamped with projects.
A hiring/firing genius to make the people decisions.
An excellent administrator
A leader
Committed to continuos improvement
And that catch-all phrase: any other tasks as may beassigned by upper management.
These are just broad brush strokes, you could sub-bullet each item.
Hope you like a challenge!

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by maxwell edison In reply to roles of a it manager

Information technology (IT) managers plan, administer and review the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computer and telecommunications systems within organisations. The IT manager is often the most senior person in the IT department and in large organisations may be called the IT Director or Chief Information Officer.

An IT manager may undertake, manage or oversee the following tasks:

Determine current and future IT needs by consulting with people at all levels about the current work systems and deciding how improvements could be made.

Analyse the information needs of an organisation and develop technological solutions to satisfy those needs.

Prepare or direct IT policy and plan strategy development.

Direct activities to select and install major IT facilities.

Oversee the provision of training for users and clients.

Direct the integration of IT operations, computer hardware, operating systems, communications, software applications and data processing.

Establish priorities for systems developments, maintenance and operations.

Control the security aspects of IT systems.

Provide advice to other senior managers and boards on IT issues and planning.

Depending on the size and complexity of an organisation's IT function, there may be an opportunity for some role specialisation.

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by maxwell edison In reply to roles of a it manager

An IT manager may specialize as one of the following:

Information Technology Security Manager: Looks at the logical security of IT systems, including such aspects as password protection, data access trails, encryption and physical security. Security staff may also be involved in contingency planning and risk management analysis.

Project Manager: Involved in the scheduling, controlling and directing of resources, people, funding and facilities for particular IT projects. These projectsmay involve major modifications to existing systems or the implementation of discrete new IT facilities or systems.

Quality Manager: Responsible for preparing guidelines and evaluating IT systems against Australian or international standards andperformance criteria. Some quality managers may supervise the work of quality assurance audit teams.

Support Manager: Staff are involved in providing day-to-day product or system support to clients and users via such advisory services as help desks.

Systems/Operations Manager: Oversees planning and implementation of new or modified systems within the organisation's overall IT framework.

Personal Requirements:

Aptitude for leadership.

Able to influence peers, clients and suppliers.

Able to explain complex concepts clearly.

Able to determine and address clients' needs.

Able to accept a significant level of responsibility and accountability.


Salary: Never enough (considering all the headaches).

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