IT organization (information technology organization) definition

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An IT organization (information technology organization) is the department within a company that is charged with establishing, monitoring and maintaining information technology systems and services.

In a large organization, the IT organization may also be charged with strategic planning to ensure that all IT initiatives support business goals. IT organizational structures vary and can be centralized or decentralized depending upon the needs of the company. In a large enterprise, the IT organization is typically managed by a Chief Information Officer (CIO). Smaller IT organizations might report up to an IT directoror operations manager.