Information Systems Managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of organizations that analyze, design, develop, implement, operate, and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks, and information systems.
They develop and implement policies and procedures for electronic data processing and computer systems operations and development. They meet with clients to discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines. They assemble and manage teams of information systems personnel and oversee their professional development and training.
Information Systems Managers are employed throughout the public and private sectors.
A museum is an institution that collects, archives, preserves, exhibits and interprets cultural, historical and physical information and artifacts for the benefit of the community.
Administration refers to the body of workers who direct staff towards achieving a common set of business goals – they plan, organize, delegate and coordinate. Administration is comprised of a large number of roles including Managers, Executives, Supervisors, Directors, and include Receptionists or Assistants, and Accountants. Administration exists within any organization large or small, profit or non-profit.
The key role of any administrator is identifying and planning the short and long term goals within their area of the organization. They assign responsibility and authority accordingly and prioritize tasks in order to meet these objectives. A Manager is responsible for maintaining balance between staffing needs and production quality, while an Accountant oversees the financial affairs of the organization. Both Manager and Accountant are responsible for meeting the goals they have established and detecting potential deviations from these objectives.
Administrators don’t work alone in achieving their goals, they rely on a network of employees to make the organizations goals reality. They are the voice of an organizations aspirations and strategic vision. They must be exceptional at delivering a clear picture of this future both verbally and in writing to employees. The ability to clearly communicate a plan and provide instruction is pertinent to the success of an administrator and their business.
Administrators are leaders, coaches, and mentors for employees, they guide individuals down a path to personal success. They are the support system for staff members – they help resolve conflict, negotiate and problems solve. These interpersonal skills are extremely valuable to an Administrator as they assist in preserving company goals and maintain employee satisfaction.
A bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration, commerce, applied science technology or engineering may be required. Extensive operational experience in systems analysis, data administration, software engineering, network design, or computer programming, including supervisory experience, may be accepted instead of formal education requirements.