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INTRODUCTION Information Resources Management (IRM) - is an emerging discipline that helps managers assess and exploit their information assets for business development a. Managers and Information Technology Manager - A person tasked with overseeing one or more employees or departments to ensure these employees or departments carry out assigned duties as required. Depending on the size of the company there might be a single, dual or triple management layer involved. Information Technology - The development, installation, and implementation of computer systems and applications b. Organizations and IT Organization - is a social arrangement which pursues collective goals, which controls its own performance, and which has a boundary separating it from its environment. The word itself is derived from the Greek word (organon) meaning tool. c. Organizational impact of IT

2. IRM CONCEPTS Management in business and human organization activity is simply the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals. Management comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal.

a. Strategic Management Strategic Management is the art, science and craft of formulating, implementing and evaluating cross-functional decisions that will enable an organization to achieve its long-term objectives. It is the process of specifying the organization's mission, vision and objectives, developing policies and plans, often in terms of projects and programs, which are designed to achieve these objectives, and then allocating resources to implement the policies and plans, projects and programs

b. Operational Management Operational Management defined as the design, operation, and improvement of the production system that creates the firm’s primary products and services

c. Resource Management Resource Management is the efficient and effective deployment of an organization's resources when they are needed. Such resources may include financial resources, inventory, human skills, production resources, or information technology (IT). In the realm of project management, processes, techniques and philosophies as to the best approach for allocating resources have been developed.

d. Technology Management Technology Management - is set of management disciplines that allows organization to manage its technological fundamentals to create competitive advantage, - can also be defined as the integrated planning, design, optimization, operation and control of technological products, processes and services, a better definition would be the management of the use of technology for human advantage e. Distributed Management Distributed Management the management of a network of interconnected businesses