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Information systems are typically thought of as being the responsibility, and even property, of the department that manages an organization's information technology, often called IT. However, other functional areas are usually major users of this information; and as such, they would like a say in how it is managed as well. Express whether or not you believe that management of information systems should be the sole responsibility of IT or if other areas should have a role. Explain the reasoning behind your conclusion.

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This is true, and as companies have become more integrated under a progressive business model, IT has turned into an area that has taken the interest and input of many departments working together. Up until this point, we saw the IT department as a mainly isolated ...

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This solution explains the relationship between management of information systems and IT. I discuss if management should be the sole responsibility of IT or if other areas should have a role.

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