In today’s digital economy, servers must be operational and reliable 24/7 for users. DevOps makes it a responsibility of IT professionals like software developers to support this feat in on-call rotations. But at what cost to the productivity of the on-call employees?
The public thinks IT people break the rules. TV, movies, and other media, and the stereotype of the white hat hacker is affecting how they see people with computer skills: ignoring privacy rules and digging up all the data that other computer people hoard in hidden databases, without seeing any consequences. This is not a perception that we want to encourage.
Those without internet access may struggle with vaccine passport rules. IT professionals must consider the ethics of making apps that will be used to exclude people from society by creating a digital divide.