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Software Trends/Leadership Roles for IT Management

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Brown, C. V., DeHayes, D. W., Hoffer, J. A., Martin, E. W., & Perkins, W. C. (2012). Managing information technology
(7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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1. What types of software and software trends are relevant to managers?

2. What is the function of resources and leadership roles in IT management?

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1. What types of software and software trends are relevant to managers?

Software and software trends are all important to managers. It is important to monitor software and software trends in order to "utilize technology as a strategic advantage" (Softresources, 2015) for the organization. Managers would need to evaluate software on its ability to be integrated with the current system. It is crucial that software works seamlessly with the existing system. It is also important to ensure that the software package can be "configured or customized to make it fit with specific requirements unique to the organization" (Damsgaard & Karlsbjerg, 2010, p. 65). Software purchases must be managed so that the organization stays current with changes in the market place and with its competitors. It is important for managers to look ahead to needs. Software trends that are ...

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This detailed solution discusses software trends and software that are relevant to managers. It also discusses the function of resources and leadership roles in IT management. Includes intent citations and APA formatted references. APA formatted response.

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