It Research Paper-Final

4135 Words 17 Pages
MGT 220 – Information Technology

12 Jul 11

Term Paper

Part I. Assume you have taken over responsibility to play the lead Information Technology (IT) management role in Magnum Enterprises. Your boss, Rachel Heigl, is Magnum’s CIO. The IT management group is comprised of six people who you will be supervising. Ms. Heigl is an enlightened manager, and she believes that if you are to carry out your responsibilities effectively, you need to work with her in defining your IT management role. As a first step, she invites you to write a short statement where you describe what you see to be your role as head of the IT management effort at Magnum.

I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to be the lead Information
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My role in integrating software, hardware, and business management capabilities begins with educating my team on the utilization and significance of IT as well as the three roles that it performs within the business industry. First, IT provides huge support in the area of business operations. For example, IT can be employed in many areas ranging from financial operations to tracking inventory for companies, managing sophisticated manufacturing processes, and improving teamwork and productivity. Managerial decision making is another use that has improved from the use of IT. Managers can use metrics and identify key trends that will assist them in making faster and informed decisions and also provide information about our competitors. Finally, IT is often used to support a strategic advantage for the company. For example, incorporating automated inventory and ordering systems can assist with saving costs (O’Brien, 2003, pg. 20).

Another ingredient I believe is important is ensuring my team and end users understand and comprehend five knowledge areas of information systems. These consist of foundation concepts, information technologies, business applications, development processes and management challenges (O’Brien, 2003, pg. 6). Foundation concepts include making

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