Technology job titles
Posted on 2006-11-02
I have a slight disagreement with another person in my company on the proper job title for someone in charge of an IT department - and whether it's and IT department or not.
This other person thinks in terms of "IS" as in Information Systems, as in MIS without the M.
I keep saying the "new" term for MIS is IT as in Information Technology, and nowadays IS means "Information Services" as in the folks that take care of where all the paper files are stored, and maybe also takce care of scanning paper documents into a document management system.
What is the "feel" out there for IS versus IT. Is this place where we have the servers and programming staff and take care of the network infrastructure and keep the ERP system running the "IT department" or the "IS department?"
Would the guy in charge of that department be the "IT Manager" or the "IS Manager?"
Or would "Manager of Information Technology" or "Manager of Information Systems" be more appropriate in your view?
What does YOUR company use? MIS, IT, IS or something else?