Professional Issues in Information Technology

Professional Issues in Information Technology


By (author) Frank Bott

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  • Publisher: British Computer Society
  • Format: Paperback | 242 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 242mm x 18mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Swindon
  • ISBN 10: 1902505654
  • ISBN 13: 9781902505657
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Edition statement: New ed.
  • Illustrations note: 24
  • Sales rank: 308,269

Product description

Professional IT practitioners need not only the appropriate technical skills, but also a broad understanding of the context in which they operate. 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 key legislation. It is designed to accompany the BCS Professional Examination Core Diploma Module: Professional Issues in Information Systems Practice.

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Author information

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.

Table of contents

1 Law and Government 2 The Nature of a Profession 3 Professional Bodies in Computing 4 What is an organization? 5 Financing a Start-Up Company 6 Financial Accounting 7 Management Accounting 8 Investment Appraisal 9 Structure and Management of Organizations 10 Human Resources Issues 11 Anti-Discrimination Legislation 12 Software Contracts and Liability 13 Intellectual Property Rights 14 Data Protection, Privacy and Freedom of Information 15 Internet Issues 16 Computer Misuse