Managers of information technology departments,
also known as IT-managers, are responsible for the overall
performance of the electronic networks that allow a business to
function. The exact scope of these responsibilities varies from
one setting to another. However, at the core of the IT-manager
job description is the care of the in-house network. This often
means that the IT-manager is involved in the selection of
hardware and software used in the network. For example, an
IT-manager would likely be involved in any discussions about
updating the internal servers and computer workstations. There
is a good chance that (s)he would also work with other staff
members in the selection of software, such as accounting
programs or some type of sales and customer database.
Along with helping to establish the overall structure of
the network, an IT-manager would also oversee processes that
would seek to identify any potential glitches in any
programming that could cause some sort of system failure. Internet: <http://www.wisegeek.com> (adapted).
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