Respond to 2 classmates post for Business Information Course

REPSOND WITH AT LEAST 200 WORDS EACH, CITE ALL REFERENCES, DO NOT JUST SAY “GOOD POST” OR COMMENT ON THEIR WRITING SKILLS…YOU NEED TO COMMENT ABOUT THE CONTENT IN THEIR POSTS
POST 1:
The Code of ethics plays an essential role in decision making in various organizations. Code of conduct provides a framework through which people and organizations know how they should relate with each other. Compromising situations can face at times one, and in such circumstances it is tempting, and one can make a wrong decision. Therefore, code of ethics helps one in making the right decision and avoiding complications that may arise due to poor decision making (Brooks, 2010). Code of ethics can assist in decision making with legal issues as well as ethical issues that organizations face such as social media where the code of conduct give a guideline on how social media should be employed in any organization.
Social media is important in any business, and therefore it should be used ethically. Software privacy is another legal matter where ethical of conduct can be employed since this is a legal matter and companies must respect the privacy of given software, and this is possible with the use of the code of ethics. Employee computer use is another legal matter, and this is tempting as one can use the computer to do harm or go against the rules of the company. Therefore, it is essential to observe the code of conduct to avoid violation of the company’s rules and regulation (De George, 2000). Code of ethics can also be used in observing the workplace privacy. Privacy of an organization is important, and violation of the same can lead to legal consequences. Therefore, code of ethics is essential in the decision-making process in any organization.
References
Brooks, R. (2010). The development of a code of ethics: An online classroom approach to making connections between ethical foundation and the challenges presented by information technology. American Journal of Business Education, 3(10), 1–13.
De George, R. T. (2000). Business ethics and the challenge of the information age. Business Ethics Quarterly, 10(1), 63–72.

POST 2:
Why It Is Important to Have a Code of Conduct
Business ethics and codes of conduct help employees to understand the morally acceptable way to conduct business and to interact with customers or colleagues. The problems of business ethics were fairly laid out and standards well established by the late 1980’s, however, as we enter the new millennium one of the central tasks facing those in business ethics is to move into the Information Age (DeGeorge, 2000). As managers, we have to adapt our company’s code of conduct and ethics to meet the changes occurring within society as move into a technology driven time. Some changes will need to include social media, internet usage, and cell phone usage.
By following the code of conduct, you are given guidelines for what is deemed morally correct and sound, therefore, leading business decisions down the path of moral and sound practice. The code of ethics is set forth to help guide us into decisions we should make to benefit ourselves as well as our employers and customers. When making ethical decisions for the implementation of information systems, we can know we are doing what is right to secure personal information of possibly thousands of people. We are working ethically to protect their money as well as their identities.
Computers and information technology are transforming the way we work, the way we live, the way we learn, and the way society works (DeGeorge, 2000). Most codes of conduct policies address the way employees use the internet as well as personal and professional email. Internet usage should be limited to websites used for business purposes and that have been deemed secure by IT professionals. This will limit the risks associated with cybercrimes and hacking. The use of personal email should also limited as this is a way for viruses to filter through and into the information systems of a company. When using professional email it is important to use encryption software when sending email. Encrypting an email which is leaving your network server can help protect the information of the company as well as the customers who may be discussed in the email.
The vast majority of ethics policies as well as code of conduct policies address the same ideas. Many companies are now expanding both of these policies to include technology and internet usage because both are a major part of how we live and work. Subsumption ethics have been incorporated into many information systems and therefore forgotten by employees (Brooks, 2010). These small components of ethics allow the machine to make the decisions based on the data already built in to the machine. As long as IT professionals keep the subsumption data up to date within the machine, I believe this is an excellent way to reduce the risk of human error and decision making.
Reference:
Brooks, R. (2010). The development of a code of ethics: An online classroom approach to making connections between ethical foundation and the challenges presented by information technology. American Journal of Business Education, 3(10), 1–13.
De George, R. T. (2000). Business ethics and the challenge of the information age. Business Ethics Quarterly, 10(1), 63–72.