Need help to rewrite an answer about IT management in own words

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Do you think the management of IT is different from the management of non-IT functions within an organization? Yes or No?  Explain in your own words your rationale for deciding ‘yes’ or ‘no’. (10 points)

  Management of IT is closely related to management of non-IT functions. Management is a process by which an organization achieves its goals through the use of resources (people, money, energy, materials, space, and time). All managers have three basic roles: Interpersonal roles: figurehead, leader, liaison; Informational roles: monitor, disseminator, spokesperson, analyzer; Decisional roles: entrepreneur, disturbance handler, resource allocator, negotiator. In order to make good decisions valid and relevant information is required. The information is in the form of database, data mart, data warehouse etc. Data should be of high quality, meaning that they should be accurate, complete, timely, consistent, accessible, relevant, and concise. Businesses run on data that have been processed into information and knowledge. Managers then apply this knowledge to business problems and opportunities. Businesses transform data into knowledge and solutions in several ways. So in every phase of decision making, managers require data which is processed by IT person. Hence it is necessary to coherently manage both IT and non IT functions in an organization.  Also sometimes managers need to radically redesign their business processes to lower costs and increase quality in order to become more competitive. Information technology is the key enabler for such radical change. If the IT managers are non-IT managers go in different directions, then it would be very difficult to take the right decision at the right time. Firms rely on information system so heavily that, in some cases, when they are not working (even for a short time), an organization cannot function. In addition, these information systems are very expensive to acquire, operate, and maintain. Therefore, it is essential to manage them synchronously with the other non-IT functions. This helps the managers to correctly use the Information Technology in the decision making process.

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Introduction to information systems by Rainer and Cegielski

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