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What do Computer and Information Systems Managers do?

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

What are the Main Tasks of Computer and Information Systems Managers?

  • Review project plans to plan and coordinate project activity.
  • Manage backup, security and user help systems.
  • Develop and interpret organizational goals, policies, and procedures.
  • Develop computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery.
  • Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to assess computing needs and system requirements.
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology.
  • Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.
  • Provide users with technical support for computer problems.
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise staff, or participate in staffing decisions.
  • Evaluate data processing proposals to assess project feasibility and requirements.
  • Control operational budget and expenditures.
  • Review and approve all systems charts and programs prior to their implementation.
  • Direct daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines.
  • Assign and review the work of systems analysts, programmers, and other computer-related workers.
  • Evaluate the organization's technology use and needs and recommend improvements, such as hardware and software upgrades.
  • Prepare and review operational reports or project progress reports.
  • Purchase necessary equipment.
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