Implications of Information Systems
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The paper describes the benefits and beneficiaries of information systems and explains the way information systems work. The paper then considers the pitfalls of information systems that include risks to personal information and identity theft. The paper discusses how although ethical issues long preceded information technology, information technology has heightened ethical concerns, taxed existing social arrangements, and made some laws obsolete or severely crippled.
From the Paper:"Innovations and inventions have provided mankind with the means to improve living as well as do things better than how they were done before. New technologies and new systems have always been at the forefront of innovations and no doubt, these have truly enabled us to undergo paradigm shifts from how it was to how it is for the better. But as always, technologies, innovations and inventions have always been considered a double-edged because even if these were developed or invented to bring about positive changes and uses, there are always ways of using the same in negative ways. A case in point whenever technologies, innovations and inventions are talked about is the discovery of fire. Fire brought the stone age man into a new era and as a newly discovered technology then, mankind found out how fire was able to give light, provide warmth, cooked their food, boiled their water and cleared lands for agriculture. Unfortunately though, mankind then found out that fire can be used for warfare and the negative effects of this particular technology or innovation was its use as a tool to subjugate other humans and even destroy things."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Davies, J. Eric. Ethical, Legal and Political Dimensions of Managing Personal Information: A Discussion Paper. 13 Jun. 2008. 04 May 2010. <http://archive.ifla.org/IV/ifla74/papers/165-Davies-en.pdf>.
- Laudon, Kenneth C. and Jane P. Laudon. Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm (10th International Edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 2007.
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