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Computer and information systems managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of organizations that analyze, design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.
EDP (electronic data processing) manager, computer systems manager, data centre manager, data processing director, information systems manager, manager, data processing and systems analysis, manager, management information system (MIS), manager, software engineering, software development manager, systems development manager.
- Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of information systems and electronic data processing (EDP) departments and companies
- Develop and implement policies and procedures for electronic data processing and computer systems operations and development
- Meet with clients to discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines
- Assemble and manage teams of information systems personnel to design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems
- Control the budget and expenditures of the department, company or project
- Recruit and supervise computer analysts, engineers, programmers, technicians and other personnel and oversee their professional development and training.
Outlook & Prospects for Computer and Information Systems Managers in Annapolis Valley Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||2011-06-20|
Currently the chances of Computer and Information Systems Managers finding employment are limited because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area. An increase in the use of the internet in doing business has resulted in demand for managers to ensure information systems are secure and efficient. This occupation tends to be found in larger organizations, such as government departments, hospitals and educational institutions. The contact centre industry, which has grown significantly in recent years (through both expansion and new business), has created openings for entry level positions which also generate increased demand for management/supervisory level positions. A new contact centre focussed on market research - Acrobat Research (Greenwood) - opened at the end of 2007 and now employs approximately 100 people. More recently, IMP Customer Care opened up a new contact centre in Windsor in 2009 and is expected to reach employment levels of approximately 100 jobs by 2014.
Opportunities are better for qualified experienced managers. Computer and information system managers are constantly keeping pace with changes in technology. At the high end of responsibility, the information System Manager in supervisory roles will have the maintenance, configuration and recommendation for upgrading and operating of a network. Where wireless technologies are utilized, the position will require knowledge either from a programming or a networking perspective, and potentially knowledge of both. In addition to technical skills, those managers with good communication skills and an understanding of management practices will have better chances in the labour market.
Provincial reports from the information technology industry in Nova Scotia shows anticipated job growth in all IT sectors. The sector is estimated to be worth some $3 billion annually to Nova Scotia. Nationally, it is also estimated that there are 20,000 well-paying professional Information Technology jobs currently going unfilled in Canada.
Although employment opportunities locally are limited, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Computer and Information Systems Managers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
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