L12 - F IT 1 0 0 3 IT in O r g a n is a tio n s W eek 12...

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1 www.infotech.monash.edu.au FIT1003 IT in Organisations Week 12 Professional Issues www.infotech.monash.edu.au 2 Objectives • Appreciate the impact that current trends will have on IT professional activities and responsibilities; • Describe the different job roles of IT professionals; • Describe the key attributes an IT professional must have to be successful; • Understand the need for and role of professional IT bodies; • Describe the ethical responsibilities of IT professionals; • Explain strategies that organisations can use in pursuit of an ethical corporate culture; • Evaluate ethical problems that an IT professional may typically encounter. www.infotech.monash.edu.au 3 Where we are in the unit … Professional Issues Organisations IT, IS Information Organisations using IT and IS Communication in organisations Risks and liabilities of IT and IS The IT Profession
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2 www.infotech.monash.edu.au IT in Organisations Week 12 12.1 The IT Industry www.infotech.monash.edu.au 5 Where the industry has been Y2K Bug DOT COM Crash 2000 Indian IT Boom E-Business www.infotech.monash.edu.au 6 Where the IT Industry is going • Information technology commodities • Driven by consumer preferences • Vast, rapidly growing data sets • Virtual computers and distributed processing • Software as a service • Software everywhere • Collaborative development
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3 www.infotech.monash.edu.au IT in Organisations Week 12 12.2 The IT Profession www.monash.edu.au 8 What is a profession anyway? Fullinwider (1996: 73) sees three defining characteristics of a profession: ‘performance for public good’ ‘special knowledge and training’ others who are dependent/vulnerable http://www.rics.org/NR/rdonlyres/4971 CDC9-E947-47E5-B881- 421639AA8C1D/0/Professionals.png www.monash.edu.au 9 What is a profession anyway? Well-established professions include: Doctors Lawyers By comparison, many IT-related professions (e.g. information architects) are still in their infancy
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4 www.infotech.monash.edu.au 10 Professional Organisations for IT www.infotech.monash.edu.au 11 Purpose of Professional Organisations • Promoting the development of IT • Advancing research into IT • Developing policies and ethical standards of IT use • Maintaining technical standards throughout IT and communications • Building communities of IT specialists worldwide • Developing community understanding and appreciation of IT www.infotech.monash.edu.au 12 1. Priorities I must place the interests of the community above those of personal or sectional interests. 2. Competency I must work competently and diligently for my clients and employers. 3.
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