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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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Increasing ethics training is the answer to cyberthreats

Over 90 per cent of networks are compromised and this can happen in less than 20 minutes when exposed to...

July 3rd, 2014 Stephen Ibaraki

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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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Why IT staff need to be transparent with others

Certain facts tend to get hidden when you deal with computers.  Other professions have detailed lists of what they have...

November 27th, 2013 Donna Lindskog

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Professionalism: Growing or in a downward spiral?

Professionalism is controversial but primarily only in ICT. Why? Medicine, Law, Accounting we accept it and it is codified. For...

September 30th, 2013 Stephen Ibaraki

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Creating computing professionals

Computing is many things: a career, an academic discipline, and an increasingly-essential part of daily life for everyone in Canada....

August 28th, 2013 Daryl Hepting

Ethics 101 and TechCrunch’s expose of Twitter data theft

Ethics 101 and TechCrunch’s expose of Twitter data theft

 Whenever Michael Arrington posts anything on TechCrunch  with a theme of "Ethics 101," you know you're in for some unintentional...

July 16th, 2009 Robert X. Cringely