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Introduction to Information Technology for Managers

IT Management
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Learn about how managers can use IT for success.




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A good understanding of Information Technology (IT) is of vital importance for any manager in today’s modern workplace. Effective management and implementation of IT resources have now become routine tasks for many middle and senior managers.

The impact of IT is constantly changing the structure of business organisations and new forms of technology can mean new customer relationships and new forms of commerce. Information is now a major asset to business corporations and information management affects both daily decision making and the implementation of major strategies within a business.

This course introduces the learner to IT and information systems in the workplace. The course outlines the nature of IT and the uses and systems IT presents in the workplace. The course also explains the changes that technology brings to the workplace, and the manager’s role in creating and controlling these changes.

This course will be of great interest to management professionals who would like a better understanding of the role IT plays in business organisations, and it will also be of interest to learners who would like to learn more about managing information systems.

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Having completed this course, the learner will be able to: - Discuss the importance of the manager’s role in implementing Information Technology; - Outline the changes that Information Technology makes in the workplace; - List the major trends of Information Technology and the implications of these trends; - Define the characteristics of information in a business organization; - List the uses of information and knowledge in an organization; - Discuss the stages of decision making in business.

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Course Reviews

one year ago

great course -

Joseph N.
one year ago
Joseph N.

Great course i just completed, it has thrown more light on areas i didn't know before taking this course.

Angel S.
one year ago
Angel S.

Love the course. Good beginner for computer students to learn.

Dr.Mustafa A.
one year ago
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Reginald J.
one year ago
Reginald J.

Great and very informative. Already i am thinking of things differently for my work.

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