What does a Computer and Information System Manager do?

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

Jobs Roles

  • Manage backup, security and user help systems.
  • Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to assess computing needs and system requirements.
  • Direct daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines.
  • Assign and review the work of systems analysts, programmers, and other computer-related workers.
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology.
  • Develop computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery.
  • Review and approve all systems charts and programs prior to their implementation.
  • Evaluate the organization's technology use and needs and recommend improvements, such as hardware and software upgrades.
  • Control operational budget and expenditures.
  • Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.
  • Develop and interpret organizational goals, policies, and procedures.
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise staff, or participate in staffing decisions.
  • Review project plans to plan and coordinate project activity.
  • Evaluate data processing proposals to assess project feasibility and requirements.
  • Prepare and review operational reports or project progress reports.
  • Purchase necessary equipment.
  • Provide users with technical support for computer problems.
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