Ethics in Information Technology - Professional Relationships Quiz
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Ethics in Information Technology - Professional Relationships Quiz

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Match the following with their description:

IT Professionals = Require advanced training and experience Programmers = Specialized knowledge Chief Information Officers (CIOs) = Exercise discretion and judgment in their work Database Administrators = Contribute to society, participate in lifelong training, assist other professionals

Match the following IT specialists with their role:

Systems Analysts = Analyze and design computer systems Software Engineers = Develop software applications Local Area Network (LAN) Administrators = Manage local network infrastructure IT Professionals = Carry special rights and responsibilities

Match the following with their primary requirement:

Professionals = Must exercise discretion and judgment in their work IT Workers = Long and intensive academic preparation Database Administrators = Specialized knowledge Ethics for IT Workers and IT Users = Require advanced training and experience

Match the following IT specialists with their primary responsibility:

<p>Programmers = Develop software code Systems Analysts = Analyze business requirements Chief Information Officers (CIOs) = Strategic decision-making in IT Software Engineers = Design and build software applications</p> Signup and view all the answers

Match the following with their contribution to society:

<p>IT Professionals = Participate in lifelong training, assist other professionals Database Administrators = Contribute to society through effective data management Local Area Network (LAN) Administrators = Improve network connectivity for businesses Ethics in Information Technology = Discuss the ethical considerations in IT practices</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

  • IT workers do not meet the legal definition of professionals
  • They are not licensed by state or federal government
  • They are not liable for malpractice

Professional Relationships in IT

  • IT workers are involved in relationships with:
    • Employers
    • Clients
    • Suppliers
    • Other professionals
    • IT users
    • Society at large

Ethical Issues between IT Workers and Employers

  • Software piracy:
    • The act of illegally making copies of software or enabling access to software without entitlement
    • The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is a trade group that represents the world's largest software and hardware manufacturers, aiming to stop unauthorized software copying
  • Trade secrets:
    • Business information unknown to the public
    • Companies take actions to keep it confidential
    • Requires cost or effort to develop
  • Whistle-blowing:
    • An employee attracts attention to a negligent, illegal, unethical, abusive, or dangerous act that threatens the public interest

Relationships Between IT Workers and Clients

  • IT workers provide:
    • Hardware, software, or services at a certain cost and within a given time frame
  • Clients provide:
    • Compensation
    • Access to key contacts
    • Work space
  • Relationship is usually documented in contractual terms

Ethical Issues Between IT Workers and Clients

  • Conflict of interest:
    • A conflict between a person's (or firm's) self-interest and the interests of a client

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Test your knowledge on the professional relationships that must be managed by IT workers according to the book 'Ethics in Information Technology, Fourth Edition'. Explore ethical issues between IT workers and employers such as software piracy.

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