Careers In IT – Information Technology Management
Technology Management – In the previous “IT Diversity” article I discussed the two main career paths of Information Technology – IT Systems and IT Application Development. Although you can spend a lifetime working with the basics in one of these sectors. People often want to advance their careers and move up the ladder to an Information Technology management position. In this article, I will discuss some important considerations to keep in mind while traveling this path. And briefly explain some educational programs that are useful to help you prepare for the trip.
Information Technology management work exists at many levels in an organization. In large organizations, you can function as an IT manager in only one part of an IT department (network, help desk, or application development manager, etc.); You can be the director of the entire IT department, or a senior executive like Chief X Officer (CXO) – where X = I for information, S for security, C for compliance, T for technology, K for knowledge, etc. In smaller organizations, you might find yourself the only IT manager and assigned to oversee all aspects of the Information Technology environment.