Articles By Donna Lindskog

The future of IT

Wisdom: Designers are servants

I recently found some wise words about the design role.  In the book Wisdom by Andrew Zuckerman,  Terence Conran says...

May 11th, 2015 Donna Lindskog
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Ethics say IT should track and measure projects

Ethics is often seen as being about what should NOT be done. The CIPS code of ethics says we should avoid...

March 26th, 2015 Donna Lindskog
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3D printers are a new means of production, but that might not be a good thing

As with all new technology, 3D printers can have both positive and negative implications. In the case of these printers,...

March 5th, 2015 Donna Lindskog
Do politicians have the right to say who else has access to your social media?

Should Obama go through your Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts?

Politicians are now coming to software companies asking for back doors to be able to track terrorists and cyber-attacks. In...

February 2nd, 2015 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