• Unit 6: Information Systems in Society and the World

    Information systems' reach extends well beyond the world of business. Today it is nearly as easy to communicate with someone on the other side of the world as it is to talk to someone next door. New technologies create situations that society has never dealt with before. How do we handle the new capabilities that these technologies enable? Will societies need new laws, new social mores, to protect us from ourselves regarding technology?

    This unit concludes with a look at the future of MIS. After studying the security issues and failures of various systems, the outlook can seem bleak. Wherever there is a problem in MIS, there are opportunities to find profitable solutions.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 13 hours.

    • 6.1: Globalization

      • 6.1.1: The Digital Divide

      • 6.1.2: The Role of IT in Globalization

      • 6.1.3: Impact of Globalization on Organizations

    • 6.2: Ethical and Legal Implications of Information Systems

      • 6.2.1: Relating IS to Ethics

      • 6.2.2: Intellectual Property

      • 6.2.3: Copyright and Creative Commons

      • 6.2.4: Privacy

    • 6.3: The Future of MIS

    • Unit 6 Assessment