Cornell is an IT manager at an art school and a video game consultant. He spends his typical day answering questions from students and lecturing on emerging technologies that he learns about at conferences. He tells us that he has learned that successes and failures in work blend into each other over the course of a career, so it is important to remember what your goals are and stick to it.
Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology managers (IT managers or IT project managers), plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing the appropriate computer systems to meet those goals.
Most jobs for computer and information systems managers require several years of experience in a related information technology (IT) job. Lower-level management positions may require only a few years of experience. Directors are more likely to need 5 to 10 years of related work experience. A chief technology officer (CTO), who oversees the technology plan for an organization, may need more than 15 years of experience in the IT field before being considered for a job.
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