For IT Managers, Best to Be a Small Fish in Big Pond

The career path of IT managers often sputters and stalls in small enterprises, according to research released October 10 by the Info-Tech Research Group’s Indaba division, a London, Ontario-based provider of IT research and advice.

IT managers who focus their occupation on companies with 200 or more employees are more likely to find a career in which they can have an impact on business, according the study.

For more on IT careers, see: How to Become an IT Leader

In contrast, in small enterprises, IT managers typically have the job of implementing technology, and not directing strategy.

The research suggests that small companies typically rest the decision-making power for department acquisitions in the hands of senior, non-IT executive managers.

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