Systems Management

Last Updated: July 26, 2016

Definition - What does Systems Management mean?

Systems management is the enterprise-wide management of IT systems and is usually directed by an organization's chief information officer (CIO).

An organizational department or division with specific systems management responsibilities may be known as a management information system (MIS). Network management, telecommunications or database management are systems management components.

Techopedia explains Systems Management

Systems management responsibilities include:

  • Determining organizational equipment and software requirements
  • Purchasing equipment
  • Hardware and software training
  • Distribution, setup and monitoring of equipment and users
  • Maintenance and service, upgrades, replacements and security
  • Determining whether progress is served or hindered by assigned equipment and software
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