Please answer each question in paragraph form.



Explain the relationship between an organization’s ability to effectively use information technology and its ability to meet its corporate strategic goals.


Explain why it is important for the IT professionals in the workplace to have business-related skills in addition to technical skills.


Data mining is a common practice used to help identify buying patterns of customers for marketing purposes. More recently, though, some companies have started gathering non-purchasing information in order to create profiles of people to sell to retailers. Do you think this practice is ethical? Should it be legal?





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Laurence, M. & Goujon, P. (2012, January). Identification and governance of emerging ethical issues in Information Systems: Empirical and theoretical presuppositions. Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Management & Evaluation, p. 195-202.


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