Technology and Management Functions

Essay by starkygenius November 2008

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Working for a company where the single most paramount objective is to maintain the networks of other organizations makes it clear that management expects not only technology but cutting edge technology and cutting edge leadership to improve business. The company's current technology is indeed meeting business needs everyday with its processes, systems, distribution of data, database management, telecommunications, and digital electronics. The Information Technology (IT) industry is one is becoming increasingly important in the global economy and globalized world. Management in most companies expects technology to improve production, innovation, effective and efficient decision making, critical thinking, as well as its competitive advantage. The bottom line of revenues and profits are also expected to be improved with new and improved technology being infiltrated in the organization. Information technology, in general, plays a significant and specific strategic role in the management of organizations. Within the body of this paper, based on personal experience in the workplace, examples will be provided of how management at Quality Technology Services expects technology to improve business.

Discussions will also be highlighted on how the company's current technology is meeting or not meeting business needs.

Technology promotes ground-breaking and inventive initiatives for new and existing organizations. Being a team leader, during the second shift, at QTS allowed for better decisions to be made because more information was at hand. The four functions of management, including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, were operative with cutting technology consistently being introduced. The technology is functional through programs, information systems, and various improved hardware and software. Those in leadership positions at QTS were charged with the responsibility to plan and lay out the blueprint for the technological foundation of their employees improves services benefiting all stakeholders. Organizing was the next responsive function which provided techniques of expertise for implementing the plans...