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Issue 48

July-Aug 2006

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From the Editor – Issue 48

A summary of the current issue.

Dear Ethix – Issue 48

Readers praise the conversation with Al Weiss and question the ethics of CEO compensation and cell phone use.

TechWatch: IT Is Back. Where Are the Tech Workers?

Al Erisman addresses a number of factors that have come together at one time to create a significant dip in the availability of computing people at the same time there is an increasing demand.

Scott Griffin & Ron Markezich: Business Through the Lens of the CIO

Scott Griffin and Ron Markezich describe current business issues through the lens of a CIO.

NewsNotables – Issue 48

Enron Execs Going Away, but Fraud Is Here to Stay
The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, May 26, 2006
Technology and Easy Credit Give Identity Thieves an Edge
The New York Times, May 30, 2006
McAfee Fires Top Lawyer Amid Stock-Option Probe
The Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2006

Essay: Will Robots Take Your Job?

People have been moved from agricultural to manufacturing to service jobs, but once we take people out of service jobs, what is left? Prabhu Guptara discusses the coming impact of robotics around the globe.

Asia Perspective: Role of IT in Business

Seamus Phan argues that open-source technology, available for free, is invading the traditional turf of many enterprise and client-side applications and technologies.

InReview – Issue 48

Geeks and Geezers: How Era, Values and Defining Moments Shape Leaders
by Warren Bennis and Robert J. Thomas
The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works — and How It’s Transforming the American Economy
by Charles Fishman

Ethix Forum – Issue 48

Should a company consider the personal ethics of an employee when making a promotion decision?