My Managing Information Systems (MIS) subject has broaden my knowledge in understanding the essence of IT, it made me explore possibilities that I didn’t even consider (like writing this blog). This subject made me apprehend a lot of relevant information about the responsible use of social media, the ethics that I should be considering before using IS, the effects of piracy and the joys of using e-commerce.
Making use of collaboration tools in business and my personal life is one of its best products, it made learning and team work possible at any given time. Our laboratory activities made us see actual applications in excel and access that is being utilized in most organizations, these made me recognize that I’ve been doing it wrong all this time and it caused me so much wasted time. I feel fortunate that I am able to learn valuable information on specific IT topics plus having a very diligent professor to learn from, it just gave me more reason to never stop learning.
In terms of being a manager, it is a must to understand important roles in Information Technology – A manager should embrace IT and lead a well-rounded approach in handling employees in all its aspects.
In adapting IT governance, managers will be able to modify possible risk and ensure value for IT investments. The same goes with the implementation of Project Management and Knowledge Management in organizations – this can be a strenuous task for managers because it requires huge amount of adjustments for employees especially in the adaptation of change but these applications are all beneficial in achieving competitive advantage.
Making my own strategic plan in information systems made me feel the significance of planning, recognized the current situation’s disadvantages and stretch out possibilities in making solutions to IT problems. In IS, we must not be afraid to start something new, that we need to innovate to keep up with IT’s fast evolution.
Information technology is a gift that everyone wants and needs, it serves its purpose. All we have to do is to take advantage of the opportunities it offers and make the best out of its benefit in good use. So for me it does matter. In this rapidly changing world there’s no room for resistance, we cannot settle for less. With IT around we can live with our best potentials and be productive in whatever life we want.