TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

Technology management involves the application of management skills to the discovery, development, operation, and proper use of technology. Technology managers help create value for their organization by using technology and other resources to solve problems and improve efficiency and effectiveness. In short, twenty-first century technology managers help ensure that technology creates a better future for all.

Our flagship degree is the BS in Technology Management (TM). Students may enter this degree with almost any AAS degree in a technical area or with 45 approved technical credits without an AAS degree. We also offer the Integrated Studies emphasis for the TM BS degree. This degree allows students to blend TM courses with another selected area. Finally, we offer the AAS Degree in Technology. This degree is designed for individuals who have obtained licenses, certifications, apprenticeships, etc. and desire to continue their college education. We also offer a minor in TM for interested students.

The Global Issues of Information Technology Management

 With the political and social changes taking place in Eastern Europe combined with the changes in Western European markets and Japanese global marketing strategies, American corporations now can utilize information technology as the ultimate weapon in reshaping/expanding their global marketing strategies. Today, global information technology is not just a set of tools for computing, but rather is viewed as a strategic tool to bring organizations growth and prosperity. The Global Issues of Information Technology Management is the right source for discovering.

The purpose of this study is to investigate IS managers’ perceptions of the IS management issues in Kuwait, in particular, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, in general. The study uses a structured interview technique as the primary data collection method. The opinions of the highest ranked executives or managers for the IS functions are solicited for a sample of Kuwaiti organizations. The participating IS executives and managers are from a variety of organizations, both public and private. The results indicate that IS managers are equally concerned with managerial and technology related issues. The overriding priorities are strongly related to the general category of information infrastructure issues. The responding organizations tended to perceive most of the issues more as opportunities rather than problems. A comparative analysis reveals some similarities and differences in the type and ranking of the key issues between Kuwait and the U.S. Moreover, substantial differences exist in this study’s key issue framework compared to that of the GCC study that was conducted a decade ago. Thus, the challenge facing these countries is not so much a lack of IT resources, but how to manage, deploy, and leverage these resources to get optimal utilization.

Information management (IM) concerns a cycle of organisational activity: the acquisition of information from one or more sources, the custodianship and the distribution of that information to those who need it, and its ultimate disposition through archiving or deletion.

This cycle of organisational involvement with information involves a variety of stakeholders: for example those who are responsible for assuring the quality, accessibility and utility of acquired information, those who are responsible for its safe storage and disposal, and those who need it for decision making. Stakeholders might have rights to originate, change, distribute or delete information according to organisational information management policies.

Information management embraces all the generic concepts of management, including: planning, organizing, structuring,processing, controlling, evaluation and reporting of information activities, all of which is needed in order to meet the needs of those with organisational roles or functions that depend on information.

Information management is closely related to, and overlaps with, the management of data, systems, technology, processes and – where the availability of information is critical to organisational success – strategy. This broad view of the realm of information management contrasts with the earlier, more traditional view, that the life cycle of managing information is an operational matter that requires specific procedures, organisational capabilities and standards that deal with information as a product or a service.

Posted By: Edna Mae Buniel BSIT-III

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