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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.
Ottawa, Gloucester, Nepean, Brockville, Cornwall, Vanier, Carleton Place, Clarence-Rockland, Gananoque, Hawkesbury, Mississippi Mills, Perth, Prescott, Smiths Falls, Bourget, Buckham's Bay, Clarence, Constance Bay, Embrun, Hazeldean, Kars, Old Stittsville, Richmond, Rockland, Rockland East, Russell, South March, South March Station, Stittsville, St-Onge
Outlook & Prospects for Computer and Information Systems Managers in Ottawa 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
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In Ottawa, the outlook for computer and information systems managers is expected to be good for the period 2012-2013. At the time of the 2006 census, there were close to 4,000 computer and information systems managers in the Ottawa region. Of this total, 30% worked in the public administration sector. However more private sector options are expected in the region as the employer-base becomes more diverse.
In Ontario, the outlook for computer and information systems managers is expected to be good for the period 2012-2013. The growing emphasis on a knowledge-based economy and the widespread use of modern technology are key factors driving employment growth in this profession. The occupation is expected to experience recruitment challenges over the next few years. The strongest demand is expected to be for computer and information systems managers with five or more years of managerial experience. Individuals with a broad range of skills, including domain or industry-specific knowledge and an understanding of the business environment, will have improved job prospects. Some employers outside of the larger cities in Ontario may encounter difficulty recruiting and retaining these professionals. This is a fairly large occupation in the province with a labour force of approximately 23,000 at the time of the 2006 census.
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- Granite Networks, an Ottawa-based data centre firm, has raised $2M in funding to be used to grow the company's client base and hire more sales staff in the near future
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- FedDev Ontario has invested $1.85M in four Ottawa area software companies. 360pi Corporation, SWIX Inc., Therapeutic Monitoring Systems and Capital Angel Network, are expected to create up to 44 jobs initially, with an additional 67 jobs by 2016.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- Fusebill, an Ottawa-based automated billing firm, raised $2M in investments to increase the sales and marketing aspects of its business. The company plans to expand its workforce by the end of the year.
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- DragonWave, an Ottawa based technology company, will eliminate one-third of its senior management positions as well as restructure a deal with Nokia Siemens Networks to cut operating costs
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