Relevant to all sizes of organisations, this book addresses the social, legal, financial, organisational and ethical issues faced by IT professionals. 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.
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.
1 Law and government 2 The computing profession 3 What is an organisation? 4 Structure and management of organisations 5 Financing a start-up company 6 Financial accounting 7 Management accounting 8 Investment appraisal 9 Human resources issues 10 Anti-discrimination legislation 11 Intellectual property rights 12 Software contracts and licences 13 Data protection, privacy and freedom of information 14 Internet issues 15 Computer misuse Appendix