The Case for an Organizational Chart

Organizational Management

Why an organization chart is critical today

In the world we live in today the management of digital property is omnipresent important. It is the keystone of a successful administration operation.
Possessing endless rows of filing cabinets filled with every file and form imaginable will only stunt growth in a company. Many companies consider this practice a safeguard to data loss or corruption. Unless its mandated by law this procedure is an exercise in futility, given the digital landscape as it stands today.
This isn’t about technology alone; rather it is the integration of technology and knowledge. Knowing how to use the tool is more important than the tool itself. And, the tools are a plenty. Email for one, is software that gets taken for granted. We need to learn it and make it work to its potential, no deviation.
There are two groups of people. One group makes money for the company and the other group supports the group that makes money for the company. When it comes to data management everyone in an organization is responsible for its efficient use. So, what does this have to with an organization chart? One, the obvious, it outlines a person’s duties and responsibilities. By doing so, a person and/or task is placed in one of the two or both groups. Two, it provides a point of demarcation for mistakes. We have to know where it’s broken before we can fix it. The aforementioned support or admin group is the focus of this paper. The creation and implementation of optimal data management procedures is their responsibility so the group that generates income can do their job.
Consider this; most business entities no longer require a ‘server’ to manage accounts, data and access to databases. Network Attached Storage devices have taken their place. This one change has made data management a task that no longer requires a master in computer science.
As an IT management contractor, Comtech Central becomes a vital team member to the admin group, providing support, solutions and education to everyone and every device within its scope. Routinely reviewing and updating this relationship will create a positive workplace within an organization. Thank you for allowing me to share a more detailed explanation as a data management source. Below are bullet points of interest:
• Optimize the management of digital property
o File and folder access/visibility
o Remote access; Remote Desktop, FTP, Web folder
o Backup redundancy; Onsite and Online Storage(Cloud)
• Hardware supply and management
o Workstations/Servers/Laptops
o Network Attached Storage
o Printers/Plotters/Copiers
o Telephone; analog, digital, IP
o Network cabling
o Environment documentation
• Software supply and management
o All Windows and Linux operating systems
o Licensing optimization
o Specialty industry specific
o File editing/translating
• Specialty Services
o Website creation and management
o Domain and Email creation/management
o Quickbooks integration and configuration