Socially Responsible IT Management

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Digital Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 362 pages
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Socially Responsible IT Management shows IT professionals how to overcome the social crisis that has resulted from the wide-spread use of information technology. By responsibly managing security threats, protecting individual privacy, reducing hazardous waste, and minimizing other negative effects on IT staff and computer users, as well as ordinary citizens around the world, IT professionals can benefit the society at large and reap rewards for their own organizations as well.

Scandals at Enron, Andersen, Sotheby's and Christie's, Merrill Lynch, and Tyco are fueling a crisis of confidence in business. Regulators, voters, investors, customers, and employees are demanding that businesses be more socially responsible. Rhetoric is not enough, all organizations need to demonstrate that they are living up to social expectations. Erbschloe shows managers how to take charge of key aspects of their IT operations and follow a morally, ethically, and legally correct path to success.

· Supported by author speaking tour and "Computer Economics" website, www.computereconomics.com
· Step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish objectives of privacy and security
· Explains principles of ergonomics, energy efficiency, and recycling that can bring return on investment
  

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Contents

An Overview of Socially Responsible Information Technology Management
1
Principle One Appropriately Staff IT Departments
15
Principle Two Fairly Compensate IT Workers
29
Principle Three Adequately Train Computer Users
85
Principle Four Provide Ergonomic User Environments
109
Principle Five Maintain Secure and VirusFree Computer Systems
127
Principle Six Safeguard the Privacy of Information
151
Principle Seven Ethically Manage Intellectual Property
167
Principle Eight Utilize EnergyEfficient Technology
185
Principle Nine Properly Recycle Used Computer Equipment
249
Principle Ten Support Efforts to Reduce the Digital Divide
289
Organizing for Socially Responsible Information Technology Management
321
The Future of Socially Responsible Information Technology Management
333
Index
343
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About the author (2003)

Michael Erbschloe an information technology consultant, educator, and author. Michael has also taught and developed technology related curriculum for several universities including the University of Denver, and speaks at conferences and industry events around the world. He has authored hundreds of articles on technology and several books including Information Warfare: How to Survive Cyber Attacks.