Information Technology and Companies

This thesis looks at IT, or information technology, from the perspective of an industry insider, as well as the perspective of a research experiment.

The methodology of this report, as well as the conclusions and data garnered from this methodology, involves taking real-world company cases that are based in the present IT environment from companies such as General Electric and Cisco Systems and determining how these companies exemplify tenets the author has personally found to be very important to IT development. This report begins by defining crucial terms to the understanding of the reader regarding some examples of IT operation and moves on to introduce the subjects covered in the report. The report also gathers a survey of existing literature, as well as focusing in terms of data collection and methodology on real-world case examples, as well as the author’s personal experiences in the IT field or sector and also incorporates a survey method assessing change in the IT field and future developments. The report also interprets and discusses results from these data in the light of foreseeing what the future may be like for IT development based on present trends.

Chapter 1
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Literature Survey
1.3 Data Collection
Chapter 2
2.1 Methodology
2.2 Observations, Results, and Analysis
Chapter 3: Conclusion
3.1 Recommendations
3.2 Summary
3.3 Scope for Future Research
3.4 Limitations of Study
3.5 Originality
As Etzel and Thomas state, Information Technology is a business process, not a panacea or a cure-all that can reorganize and integrate in one fell swoop. It takes time and planning to effectively implement an information management strategy. Information managers receive, create, retrieve, change, store, discard, communicate, and decide with
information as the common denominator for these actions (Etzel and Thomas, 1996). This may seem to be a lot to multitask, and it is. A frequent problem in the organizational environment of the present is information overload. This is another problem that IT professionals have to deal with dynamically and effectively, with an eye on the future. In a field that is so rapidly changing, procrastination can mean loss of profit. What IT professionals need to do to keep ahead of the game is to think of their personal and professional goals, and the ways in which information is a catch-word and a tool to be used for success. Everyone has different information needs, and therefore it is important to have a good idea of what professionals in the IT field perceive as well as expect.