Information Technology vs. Information Systems

SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY   |   5 minutes  |   January 13, 2017

Wondering what the difference is between Information Technology (IT) Management and Information Systems (IS) Management?

There are many similarities between the two fields, but they also differ in many respects. While Information Systems Management is primarily concerned with how raw data can be managed and processed in systems to solve business problems and create new business opportunities, Information Technology Management focuses more on the implementation of processes whereby IT is used in the most effective and efficient manner to minimise risk and maximise benefits.

The University of Cape Town, in partnership with GetSmarter, offers online short courses in both disciplines: IS Management and IT Management.

Take a look at the infographic below to see a comparison of the two fields.