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Working As A Director Of Business Solutions

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $155,690

    Average Salary

What Does A Director Of Business Solutions Do

Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.

Duties

Computer and information systems managers typically do the following:

  • Analyze their organization’s computer needs and recommend possible upgrades for top executives to consider
  • Plan and direct the installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software
  • Ensure the security of an organization’s network and electronic documents
  • Assess the costs and benefits of new projects and justify funding on projects to top executives
  • Learn about new technology and look for ways to upgrade their organization’s computer systems
  • Determine short- and long-term personnel needs for their department
  • Plan and direct the work of other IT professionals, including computer systems analysts, software developers, information security analysts, and computer support specialists
  • Negotiate with vendors to get the highest level of service for their organization’s technology

Few managers carry out all of these duties. There are various types of computer and information systems managers, and the specific duties of each are determined by the size and structure of the firm. Smaller firms may not employ every type of manager.

The following are examples of types of computer and information systems managers:

Chief information officers (CIOs) are responsible for the overall technology strategy of their organizations. They help determine the technology or information goals of an organization and then oversee implementation of technology to meet those goals.

CIOs may focus on a specific area, such as electronic data processing or information systems, but CIOs tend to focus more on long-term or big picture issues. At small organizations a CIO has more direct control over the IT department, and at larger organizations other managers under the CIO may handle the day-to-day activities of the IT department.

CIOs who do not have technical expertise and who focus solely on a company’s business aspects are included in a separate profile on top executives.

Chief technology officers (CTOs) evaluate new technology and determine how it can help their organization. When both CIOs and CTOs are present, the CTO usually has more technical expertise.

The CTO is responsible for designing and recommending the appropriate technology solutions to support the policies and directives issued by the CIO. CTOs also work with different departments to implement the organization’s technology plans.

The CTO usually reports directly to the CIO and may be responsible for overseeing the development of new technologies or other research and development activities. When a company does not have a CIO, the CTO determines the overall technology strategy for the firm and presents it to top executives.

IT directors, including management information systems (MIS) directors, are in charge of their organizations’ information technology (IT) departments, and they directly supervise other employees. IT directors help to determine the business requirements for IT systems, and they implement the policies that have been chosen by top executives. IT directors often have a direct role in hiring members of the IT department. It is their job to ensure the availability of data and network services by coordinating IT activities. IT directors also oversee the financial aspects of their department, such as budgeting.  

IT security managers oversee their organizations’ network and data security. They work with top executives to plan security policies and promote a culture of information security throughout the organization. They develop programs to keep employees aware of security threats. These managers must keep up to date on IT security measures. They also supervise investigations if there is a security violation.

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How To Become A Director Of Business Solutions

Typically, a bachelor’s degree in computer or information science, plus related work experience, is required. Many computer and information systems managers also have a graduate degree.

Education

Computer and information systems managers normally must have a bachelor’s degree in a computer- or information science–related field. Such a degree usually takes 4 years to complete and includes courses in computer programming, software development, and mathematics. Management information systems (MIS) programs usually include business classes as well as computer-related ones.

Many organizations require their computer and information systems managers to have a graduate degree as well. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is common and takes 2 years beyond the undergraduate level to complete. Many people pursuing an MBA take classes while working, an option that can increase the time required to complete that degree.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Most jobs for computer and information systems managers require several years of experience in a related information technology (IT) job. Lower level management positions may require only a few years of experience. Directors are more likely to need 5 to 10 years of related work experience. A chief technology officer (CTO), who oversees the technology plan for a large organization, may need more than 15 years of experience in the IT field before being considered for a job.

The number of years of experience required varies with the organization. Generally, smaller or newer companies do not require as much experience as larger or more established ones.

Computer systems are used throughout the economy, and IT employees may gain experience in a variety of industries. However, an applicant’s work experience should be in the same industry they are applying to work in. For example, an IT security manager should have previously worked in information security. A hospital IT director should have experience in the healthcare field.

Advancement

Most computer and information systems managers start out as lower level managers and advance to higher positions within the IT department. IT directors or project managers can advance to become CTOs. A CTO or other manager who is especially business minded can advance to become a chief information officer (CIO), the person in charge of all IT-related decisions in an organization. CIOs can advance to become top executives in an organization.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. IT managers must be able to analyze problems and consider and select the best ways to solve them.

Business skills. IT managers must develop and implement strategic plans to reach the goals of their organizations.

Communication skills. IT managers must be able to explain their work to top executives and give clear instructions to their subordinates.

Decisionmaking skills. Some IT managers must make important decisions about how to allocate resources in order to reach their organizations’ goals.

Leadership skills. IT managers must be able to lead and motivate IT teams or departments so that workers are efficient and effective.

Organizational skills. Some IT managers must coordinate the work of several different IT departments to make the organization run efficiently.

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Average Length of Employment
Business Director 3.3 years
Practice Leader 3.2 years
Solutions Manager 3.0 years
Solutions Director 2.7 years
Top Employers Before
Director 7.2%
Manager 6.8%
Top Employers After
Director 6.0%
Consultant 4.5%
Principal 4.0%
President 3.0%

Director Of Business Solutions Demographics

Gender

Male

76.7%

Female

21.9%

Unknown

1.4%
Ethnicity

White

80.4%

Asian

9.5%

Hispanic or Latino

8.3%

Unknown

1.3%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

33.3%

Portuguese

8.3%

Estonian

8.3%

Finnish

8.3%

German

8.3%

French

8.3%

Cherokee

8.3%

Russian

8.3%

Korean

8.3%
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Director Of Business Solutions Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

21.1%

University of Texas at Austin

7.0%

Arizona State University

5.6%

University of Pennsylvania

5.6%

Villanova University

5.6%

Northwestern University

5.6%

Citadel

4.2%

San Jose State University

4.2%

Temple University

4.2%

Saint Joseph's University

4.2%

Nebraska Wesleyan University

4.2%

George Washington University

4.2%

Northeastern University

4.2%

University of Connecticut

2.8%

University of Florida

2.8%

Norwich University

2.8%

Washington State University

2.8%

University of North Texas

2.8%

Arkansas State University

2.8%

Virginia Commonwealth University

2.8%
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Majors

Business

36.4%

Computer Science

8.5%

Finance

8.1%

Management

7.0%

Marketing

6.2%

Electrical Engineering

4.3%

Computer Information Systems

3.5%

Accounting

3.5%

Political Science

2.7%

Management Information Systems

2.7%

Education

2.7%

Information Technology

2.3%

Mathematics

1.9%

Project Management

1.9%

International Business

1.6%

Health Care Administration

1.6%

Economics

1.6%

Psychology

1.2%

Mechanical Engineering

1.2%

Business Economics

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

40.7%

Masters

39.8%

Other

12.4%

Certificate

2.4%

Doctorate

2.4%

Associate

2.1%

Diploma

0.3%
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Real Director Of Business Solutions Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
President, Columbus Business Solutions Columbus Networks USA (2015) Inc. North Miami Beach, FL Sep 20, 2015 $450,000
President, Columbus Business Solutions Columbus Networks USA, Inc. North Miami Beach, FL Sep 04, 2014 $325,000
President, Columbus Business Solutions Columbus Networks USA, Inc. North Miami Beach, FL Aug 29, 2014 $325,000
President, Business Advisory Solutions Root9B Technologies, Inc. Charlotte, NC Apr 14, 2015 $220,000
President, Business Advisory Solutions Root9B Technologies, Inc. Charlotte, NC Oct 27, 2015 $220,000
Senior Director, Business Solutions Lab Zero Innovations Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 02, 2016 $201,041
Director, Standards & Business Solutions Astrazeneca LP Gaithersburg, MD Feb 17, 2016 $185,000
Director, Internet Business Solutions Cisco Systems, Inc. New York, NY Sep 15, 2011 $182,270 -
$235,500
Business Solutions Director AIG PC Global Services, Inc. New York, NY Sep 10, 2014 $180,000
Business Solutions Director AIG PC Global Services, Inc. New York, NY Oct 09, 2014 $180,000
Senior Director, Business Solutions Lab Zero Innovations Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 22, 2015 $166,000
Senior Director, Business Solutions Lab Zero Innovations Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 24, 2013 $166,000
Senior Director, Business Solutions Lab Zero Innovations Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 05, 2016 $166,000
Business Solutions Director Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Edison, NJ Apr 10, 2014 $160,000
Director, Business Solutions EPAM Systems, Inc. Newtown, PA Feb 02, 2015 $160,000
Senior Business Solutions Director Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited San Jose, CA Dec 04, 2013 $150,000
Director of Business Solutions Barton & Associates, Inc. Peabody, MA Sep 21, 2016 $150,000
Director, Business Solutions EPAM Systems, Inc. Newtown, PA Oct 01, 2011 $150,000
Senior Business Solutions Director Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Edison, NJ Oct 02, 2014 $150,000
Senior Business Solutions Director Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited San Jose, CA Dec 11, 2013 $150,000
Director, Business Solutions EPAM Systems, Inc. Atlanta, GA Oct 17, 2011 $150,000
Director, Business Intelligence Solutions Architect McCann-Erickson Marketing, Inc. New York, NY Oct 15, 2014 $140,000 -
$160,000
Business Solution Director Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Edison, NJ May 30, 2014 $140,000 -
$160,000
Director of Business Intelligence & Solutions Architect Privia Health, LLC Arlington, VA Jan 08, 2016 $127,379 -
$140,000
Director of Business Intelligence & Solutions Architect Privia Health, LLC Arlington, VA Jun 30, 2016 $127,379 -
$140,000
Director of Business Analytics and Solutions Vink & BERI LLC Montgomeryville, PA Jun 27, 2016 $125,000
Director, Standards & Business Solutions Astrazeneca LP Gaithersburg, MD Jan 05, 2015 $124,000 -
$185,000
Business Solutions Director Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Houston, TX Mar 13, 2013 $121,200
Director of Business Solutions Enterprise Commerce Management, Inc. Irving, TX Apr 03, 2010 $115,000
Director of Business Solutions Entercoms, Inc. Irving, TX Apr 03, 2010 $115,000

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Top Skills for A Director Of Business Solutions

ProductManagementBusinessSolutionsBusinessDevelopmentFinancialProjectManagementWebCRMBusinessUnitBusinessProcessArchitecturePlatformComplianceERPAnalyticsCustomerServiceAnnualRevenueInternetPApplicationDevelopmentROI

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Top Director Of Business Solutions Skills

  1. Product Management
  2. Business Solutions
  3. Business Development
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed team of sales, business analysts, and related support staff for company s Product Management and Solutions department.
  • Managed change throughout organization, transitioning from IT Director to Director of Applied Technology and Business Solutions.
  • Directed customer account management, contracting and business development and sales operations.
  • Provided Financial support for $850M+ division that sells Office Products via catalogs, email, affiliations, and web.
  • Led project management aspects of world's largest SAP implementation.

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