Tasks of IT Managers: Empirical Research Based on Job Advertisements in Germany

Proceedings of ‏The 3rd International Conference on Applied Research in Management, Economics and Accounting

Year: 2020

DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.33422/3rd.iarmea.2020.11.121

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Tasks of IT Managers: Empirical Research Based on Job Advertisements in Germany

Bjarne Erik Roscher, Norbert G. Brink

 

ABSTRACT: 

Companies are more and more dependent on information technology (IT) and the buzzword digitization is present everywhere. Some companies are inventing new business models based on disruptive innovation supported by information technology. Others adapt these business models as followers. All these new business processes and underlying information technology need to be managed, serviced and supported by IT organizations to ensure business continuity. In the current research, job advertisements have been analyzed to investigate what task and responsibilities IT Managers are confronted with, when they enter a new position. The main findings are that still the main tasks seem to be managing of IT applications and IT infrastructure. Interestingly management of information and IT-trend and IT-technology scouting are underrepresented. This low representation is in harsh contrast to the fact that public press is talking about the age of Big Data, Deep Learning and artificial intelligence. These technologies arey are dependent on data and technology. Business-IT-Alignment and other IT management tasks are mentioned with a medium frequency in the findings.

Keywords: Chief Information Officer (CIO), IT Organization, Recruitment, CIO Role, Business-IT-Alignment.

Proceedings of ‏The 3rd International Conference on Applied Research in Management, Economics and Accounting

Year: 2020

DOI:

[Fulltext PDF]

Tasks of IT Managers: Empirical Research Based on Job Advertisements in Germany

Bjarne Erik Roscher, Norbert G. Brink

 

ABSTRACT: 

Companies are more and more dependent on information technology (IT) and the buzzword digitization is present everywhere. Some companies are inventing new business models based on disruptive innovation supported by information technology. Others adapt these business models as followers. All these new business processes and underlying information technology need to be managed, serviced and supported by IT organizations to ensure business continuity. In the current research, job advertisements have been analyzed to investigate what task and responsibilities IT Managers are confronted with, when they enter a new position. The main findings are that still the main tasks seem to be managing of IT applications and IT infrastructure. Interestingly management of information and IT-trend and IT-technology scouting are underrepresented. This low representation is in harsh contrast to the fact that public press is talking about the age of Big Data, Deep Learning and artificial intelligence. These technologies arey are dependent on data and technology. Business-IT-Alignment and other IT management tasks are mentioned with a medium frequency in the findings.

Keywords: Chief Information Officer (CIO), IT Organization, Recruitment, CIO Role, Business-IT-Alignment.