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Maverick* Research: Ethics Are at the Center of the Nexus of Forces

Published: 23 September 2013

ID: G00256392

Analyst(s): Jay Heiser , Frank Buytendijk


IT is often seen as amoral, but we challenge this view. Through the Nexus of Forces, corporate computing has expanded its footprint on society. CIOs should embrace the ethics of IT. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • Introduction
  • Do IT Professionals Have a Special Ethical Responsibility?
  • Is There Such a Thing as "Good Technology" and "Bad Technology?"
  • How Can You Organize a Structured Ethical Debate?
  • What Happens If You Ignore Ethical Debate?
  • Where Do You Stand?

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