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Organizational Technology Standards

Being considered an ethical company by consumers can help a company to increase its market share. How can a company's standards in relation to technology help it to be seen as ethical?

Many employees do not realize how some standard business practices put customer data at risk. Can you think of any examples of how customer data is put at risk in the workplace?

Is it possible for a company's technology usage policies to have a negative affect on company culture and employee morale?

Most companies claim ownership of all email messages sent using its resources. Is this a fair practice?

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Being considered an ethical company by consumers can help a company to increase its market share. How can a company's standards in relation to technology help it to be seen as ethical?

A company's ethical standards can be seen as ethical. For example, if they choose to have a policy on email and internet usage. They can have people use it as business only. Anything outside of work an employee can face disciplinary action. Also, when it comes to consumers, the organization can manage to make sure that their information is kept confidential by making sure that they do not provide it to third parties, and to make sure that only they are allowed to send updates, and no one else at all. As a result of putting these measures in place, the company would get considered as ethical, and would have an increase in revenue. This is because the consumer does not feel taken advantage of, and the employee understands what is expected of him or her at work. In the end, everyone will benefit because their market will increase, and word of mouth will spread of how much integrity the organization has for the community and internally. Once all these measures are put in place, individuals will become loyal, and will not want to turn away from what it is the company has to offer everyone, which makes it all worthwhile.

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This solution provided ways in which a company can set standards in relation to technology help it to be seen as ethical; how customer data is put at risk in the workplace; if it is possible for a company's technology usage policies to have a negative affect on company culture and employee morale; how companies can claim ownership of email messages on whether or not it is a fair practice.

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