Professional Issues in Information Technology, Second Edition

  • 4h 42m
  • Frank Bott
  • BCS
  • 2014

To be effective at a senior level, IT professionals need not only appropriate technical skills and experience, but also a broad understanding of the context in which they operate. Relevant to both small and large companies, this book addresses the social, legal, financial, organisational and ethical issues faced by IT professionals such as intellectual property rights in software, computer misuse, codes of conduct, starting a company and internet law. It is designed to accompany the BCS HEQ ‘Diploma in IT’ core module: Professional Issues in Information Systems Practice. This new edition takes into account the social and legal implications of the substantial changes to legislation and technology over recent years, for example cloud computing, the Digital Economy Act and the Equality Act.

About the Author

Frank Bott was Head of the Computer Science Department at Aberystwyth University in Wales, and now lectures there part-time. Before that he was a visiting professor at the University of Missouri and worked in the software industry. He has published extensively on software engineering and professional issues in IT.

In this Book

  • Abbreviations
  • Useful Websites
  • Law and Government
  • The Computing Profession
  • What is an Organisation?
  • Structure and Management of Organisations
  • Financing a Start-up Company
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Human Resources Issues
  • Anti-Discrimination Legislation
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Software Contracts and Licences
  • Data Protection, Privacy and Freedom of Information
  • Internet Issues
  • Computer Misuse