information systems

Information is data that is framed in a specific context. In this  sense, information is contextual data that has a level of inherent  value. Data might be the binary 0s and 1s on a hard drive, but  information is the combination of that binary data into a document,  media file, or database. Therefore, information systems are methods of  managing the value of different types of data. The value of the data  might be in the personal records such as social security number,  addresses, or shopping habits that are linked together to form an online  shopping cart and on-click purchasing. The value of information  provides for the potential for ethical, social, and political issues  within an organization. An example of these ethical, social, and  political issues can be found in the concept of privacy.

Using the module readings and the Argosy University online library  resources, research the ethical, social, and political issues within an  organization, and explain each of the issues.

Respond to the following:

  • What ethical, social, and political issues arise with the use of information systems?
  • Which of these identified issues can have the most adverse effect on an organization if not managed properly?

By the due date assigned, post your response to the Discussion AreaThrough the end of module, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words.


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