The role requires an analysis of the organisation’s resources, from equipment to systems and will evaluate the allocation and utilisation of these resources across the whole organisation. An IT Director may also contribute to fundamental investment decisions through discussions and consideration with other departments to promote efficiency.
The IT Director is responsible for supervising the current staff who are responsible for operating the IT systems, alongside recruiting and training, ensuring that the individuals employed possess the relevant skills to complement and benefit the organisation. The security and protection of the data and information is of paramount importance to an IT Director, and one of their main roles is to secure against attack or threats. The rapidly changing technological environment requires regular updates to security and operation systems, to ensure optimum efficiency and protection.