An Information system director ensures the smooth running of information technology systems in an organization. He/She has valuable IT skills needed to manage a company's information technology in various areas including solving multi-server problems, managing software systems or applications, and ensuring that all the company's technological resources work properly to meet production and productivity goals. The information systems director also makes strategic plans for an organization based on technology and industry trends. You are also in charge of organizing IT teams to work together for a productive operation. Your role as an ISD may also involve monitoring the computer systems and company data to keep them safe from hackers and data breaches.
To be an information systems director you must have at least a bachelor's degree in strategic technology and innovation management; information systems management; database management technology and managerial economics; technology and business and other related fields with years of experience in these fields. A master's degree will be an added advantage. You can also prove yourself worthy by earning an MBA in Information Technology Management. An Information System Director should possess analytical thinking and communication skills for business profitability. The average salary of an Information Systems Director is between $143,590 and $166,400 annually.