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Implications of Information Technology: Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Information technology is changing the way companies do business in terms of how they compete with one another and what types of jobs they create. In order to run a successful business in today's increasingly information-based marketplace, an organization must take advantage of information technology, as well as understand how that technology impacts the economy as a whole and their business in particular.
In this chapter, our instructors describe information technology in terms of the benefits and consequences of technology such as building success and the ethical issues that arise. Once the chapter has been completed, you should be prepared to:
- Define and describe information technology and explain its pros and cons
- Analyze how using technology can help a business succeed
- Identify the various ethical issues that can arise when using technology
|Information Technology in Business: Benefits & Limitations||Recall the advantages information technology brings to day-to-day business operations.|
|How Technology Helps Achieve Business Success||Identify the ways technology can increase profits for a business.|
|E-Business Enhanced and E-Business Enabled Organizations||Recognize the components of e-business organizations.|
|Ethical Issues in Managing Technology in Business||Describe the ethical issues, including security and privacy, that arise when using technology with a business.|
1. Information Technology in Business: Benefits & Limitations
As technology continues to develop, the uses of information technology in business increase. IT has made it possible for many businesses worldwide to run successfully. Today, we'll discuss its benefits and its potential limitations.
2. How Technology Helps Achieve Business Success
Technology can help aid in the success of a business and has a winner-take-most-market reality for those with the best and most efficient technologies. In this lesson, you will learn the key ways technology helps businesses become leaders in their market.
3. E-Business Enhanced and E-Business Enabled Organizations
Businesses use the Internet in different ways. Some use it as a part of their business, while some use it to run the entire business. In this lesson, we will discuss the differences between e-business enhanced and e-business enabled businesses.
4. Ethical Issues in Managing Technology in Business
It is a challenge for companies to balance the need for technology with the elements of privacy and security. Let's analyze some ethical issues, such as information security, balancing the privacy of employees with the need for monitoring employees, file sharing, and copyright infringement.
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