Professional Issues in Information Technology

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BCS, The Chartered Institute, May 20, 2005 - Business & Economics - 266 pages
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To function effectively, professional IT practitioners need not only the appropriate technical knowledge, skills and experience, but also a broad understanding of the context in which they operate. A good grounding in the relationship between technological change, society and the law, and the powerful role that IT and IT professionals play in a technological society are all essential assets. This book provides a unique introduction to: social, legal, financial, organizational and ethical issues in the context of the IT industry; the role of professional codes of conduct and ethics, and their practical application; key legislation including: intellectual property, liability for defective software, computer misuse, and intellectual property rights.
 

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Contents

1 Law and Government
1
2 The Nature of a Profession
11
3 Professional Bodies in Computing
25
4 What Is an Organization?
41
5 Financing a Startup Company
51
6 Financial Accounting
59
7 Management Accounting
75
8 Investment Appraisal
85
13 Intellectual Property Rights
161
14 Data Protection Privacy and Freedom of Information
181
15 Internet Issues
193
16 Computer Misuse
209
The BCS Code of Conduct
217
Sample Agreement
221
Sample Terms and Conditions for a Fixed Price Contract
223
Sample Contract of Employment
231

9 Structure and Management of Organizations
97
10 Human Resources Issues
111
11 AntiDiscrimination Legislation
135
12 Software Contracts and Liability
145
Further Reading
235
Index
237
Back Cover
243
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Frank Bott has previously lectured at the University of Missouri and been Head of the University of Wales' Computer Science Department. He now lectures there part-time, and is an active member of The British Computer Society.

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