Socially Responsible IT Management

Socially Responsible IT Management

1st Edition - September 27, 2002

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  • Author: Michael Erbschloe
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080492308

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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.

Key Features

· 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

Readership

IT managers and supervisors. Also business managers that make some IT related decisions, managers in smaller organizations that do not have full time IT staff, students in information management programs.

Table of Contents

  • An Overview of Socially Responsible IT Management; Principle One: Appropriately Staff IT Departments; Principle Tw: Fairly Compensate IT workers; Principle Three: Adequately train computer users; Principle Four: Provide Ergonomic User Environments; Principle Five: Maintain Secure and Virus Free Computer Systems; Principle Six: Safeguard the Privacy of Information; Principle Seven: Ethically Manage Intellectual Property; Principle Eight: Utilize Energy Efficient Technology; Principle Nine: Properly Recycle Used Computer Equipment; Principle Ten: Support Efforts to Reduce the Digital Divide; Organizing for Socially Responsible Information Technology Management; The Future of Socially Responsible Information Technology Management

Product details

  • No. of pages: 362
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Digital Press 2002
  • Published: September 27, 2002
  • Imprint: Digital Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080492308

About the Author

Michael Erbschloe

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Author, educator and security advisor, Washington, DC

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