1 Institute of Business and Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 Aarhus Universitet Handels- og Ingeniørhøjskolen3 Department of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University4 Department of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
It is not a secret that, IT management has become more and more and integrated part of almost all organizations. IT managers posses an enormous amount of knowledge within both organizational knowledge and general IT knowledge. This article investigates how IT managers keep themselves updated on IT knowledge in general and looks into how much time IT managers spend on weekly basis searching the net for new or problem solving IT knowledge. The theory used in this paper is used to investigate the current role of IT managers and what issues they are facing. Furthermore a research is conducted where 7 IT managers in medium sized and large Danish companies are interviewed to add further focus on the role of the IT manager and to focus on how they keep themselves updated. Beside finding substantial need for more research, IT managers - generalists or specialists - only have limited knowledge resources at hand in updating their own knowledge - leaving much initiative to vendors.
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. Proceedings, 2010, Vol 6, Issue 71
CIO; information technology; knowledge management; IT organisation