Assignment on Professional Issues in IT

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Running head:PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN ITProfessional issues in ITName of studentName of UniversityAuthor note
1PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN ITTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Literature review..............................................................................................................................4ICT employment..........................................................................................................................4Ethical and socio-technical challenges faced by IT professionals...............................................5Standards, codes of conducts and legislative obligations............................................................6Roles and responsibilities of ICT professionals...........................................................................6Discussion........................................................................................................................................7References......................................................................................................................................10
2PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN ITIntroductionThe topic will introduce the various issues that may be faced while managing the ITsystems and here the issues in ICT employment will be discussed here. The ICT employmentrepresents the various individuals who are working within the Information and CommunicationTechnology sector or ICT and the level of employment is measured in percentage within the ICTsector. The topic will provide a brief literature review considering the various challenges andissues faced by the IT professionals along with the standards, codes of conducts and legislativeobligations that are required for maintaining professionalism within the Information andcommunication technology sector (Buchananet al. 2013). As the topic is concerned with theemployment within the ICT sector, so the roles and responsibilities of the ICT professionals willalso be included in context of the business management.Information and communication technology (ICT) is a kind of information technologysystem for facilitating the process of communication and integrate the various componentsincluding the telecommunications technology, hardware and software components, middleware,storage devices, databases and other systems for managing storage and retrieval of data andinformation. The telephone networks and other IT systems are integrated with the cabling systemfor distribution and management of data and information through management of signals. Withthe advancement in technology and communication nowadays, the ICT applications, conceptsand procedures have evolved from time to time and even provided enough scopes for storage,retrieval, manipulation, transmission and sharing of information properly. According toHajkowiczet al. (2016), though the ICT employment has created a major impact on the variousdimensions of employment relationship and quality of job, there have been few issues faced as
3PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN ITwell including changing nature and structure of the organizations, lack of open endedemployment contracts and the time dimension to employment. Due to the changing nature of theorganisation, there has been polarization of skills and it may even result in social exclusion.Based on the ICT employment requirements and opportunities, the labour standards are neededto be focused on otherwise it might lead to higher unemployment rate, furthermore could createthreats to the labour standards (García-Álvarez 2015). The topic will further illustrate how skillscan be achieved for personal fulfillment of needs and maintain fairness for the system ofmanaging control and discipline. The training and developmental opportunities will also benefitthe ICT employment practices by enhancing the skills of individual working within theorganisation and improve the level of security for the job too (Garcia-Murillo, MacInnes andBauer 2015).Literature reviewICT employmentThe recruitment of ICT professionals is one of the major priorities of the ICT industry,Australia and it has been done for managing global economic growth. Based on the responses ofMavromaras (2013), the new trends showed that the supplies had been on the positive side andaccording to the employment trends, the talent managers, stakeholders and employers have beenengaged together for seeking talent. With the evolvement of ICT employment skills, the jobmarkets and employment opportunities in Australia have increased and the ratio betweenpermanent and contract hires remained effective as well (Golden 2013). The ICT professionalsare provided with both monetary and non-monetary benefits and the time taken for engaging thepool of talents has also been reduced. According to recent trends and statistics, there has been 2.7
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