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Unformatted text preview: Principles of Information Systems, Ninth Edition 14-1 Chapter 14 The Personal and Social Impact of Computers At a Glance Instructors Manual Table of Contents Overview Principles and Objectives Teaching Tips Quick Quizzes Class Discussion Topics Additional Projects Additional Resources Key Terms Principles of Information Systems, Ninth Edition 14-2 Overview A wide range of nontechnical issues associated with the use of information systems and the Internet provide both opportunities and threats to modern organizations. The issues span the full spectrumfrom preventing computer waste and mistakes, to avoiding violations of privacy, to complying with laws on collecting data about customers, to monitoring employees. If your students become a member of a human resources, information systems, or legal department within an organization, they will likely be charged with leading the organization in dealing with these and other issues covered in this chapter. Also, as a user of information systems and the Internet, it is in their own self-interest to become well versed on these issues. They need to know about the topics in this chapter to help avoid or recover from crime, fraud, privacy invasion, and other potential problems. This chapter begins with a discussion of preventing computer waste and mistakes. Principles and Objectives Principles Learning Objectives Policies and procedures must be established to avoid waste and mistakes associated with computer usage. Describe some examples of waste and mistakes in an IS environment, their causes, and possible solutions. Identify policies and procedures useful in eliminating waste and mistakes. Discuss the principles and limits of an individuals right to privacy. Computer crime is a serious and rapidly growing area of concern requiring management attention. Explain the types of computer crime and impacts. Identify specific measures to prevent computer crime. Jobs, equipment, and working conditions must be designed to avoid negative health effects from computers. List the important negative effects of computers on the work environment. Identify specific actions that must be taken to ensure the health and safety of employees. Practitioners in many professions subscribe to a code of ethics that states the principles and core values that are essential to their work. Outline criteria for the ethical use of information systems. Principles of Information Systems, Ninth Edition 14-3 Teaching Tips Computer Waste and Mistakes 1. Computer-related mistakes refer to errors, failures, and other computer problems that make computer output incorrect or not useful, caused mostly by human error. This section explores the damage that can be done as a result of computer waste and mistakes....
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ISYS 263 taught by Professor B.homan during the Spring '09 term at S.F. State.

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