Articles By Donna Lindskog

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How Sci Fi teaches IT Ethics

Science fiction is a genre that most IT professionals know, and we consider it mostly to be about good guys...

November 26th, 2014 Donna Lindskog
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Should businesses respond to terrorism threat levels?

After the shootings on Parliament Hill businesses may consider if they have a role protecting information in our country. When...

November 14th, 2014 Donna Lindskog
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Are you hoarding data?

The cloud allows very simple scalability. But before we scale up we need to think about a number of concerns...

September 23rd, 2014 Donna Lindskog
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How much is too much IT security?

Usually security implementers are aware of all the red tape they create, and evaluate the trade-offs against the value of...

August 27th, 2014 Donna Lindskog
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Songvids and copyright

IT professionals should take a lesson from the digital camera industry about how technology can impact the public. I recently...

August 5th, 2014 Donna Lindskog
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How to handle an ethical dilemma

Ethical dilemmas often happen when two or more ethical issues urge contradictory actions. If you were working on software that...

June 30th, 2014 Donna Lindskog
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How ethics applies to change management

Consider what you would do if you were the IT analyst assigned to decide the technology for the next update...

June 2nd, 2014 Donna Lindskog
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Questions not included in the CIPS Ethics exam

To earn the professional designation of Information Systems Professional, or I.S.P., CIPS now requires applicants to pass an ethics exam. ...

April 24th, 2014 Donna Lindskog
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Resisting the move of governments to regulate the Internet

Do you believe that governments should be involved in regulating the Internet?  Governments regulate almost everything else, but the Internet...

February 27th, 2014 Donna Lindskog
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Why IT needs to resist the temptation to add technology

I recently attended a Webinar entitled “Computing Professionalism: Do Good and Avoid Evil … and why it is complicated to...

January 29th, 2014 Donna Lindskog