1. What are the two meanings of ‘corporate ethics’ in organizations today? What does each definition imply for IT practices? How does the economic environment affect this?
2. How does IT provide more opportunities for difficult ethics issues to arise? How does IT help address those?
3. Use examples from the case to justify your answer.
4. Should organizations pursue high ethical standards regardless (or in spite of) their bottom-line impact? On the other hand, should they limit themselves to those scenarios where “good ethics make for good business”?
The IT staff at Texas Health Resources Inc. must deliver more than technical functionality. And it needs to deliver more than the business requirements: It has to meet the organization’s ethical standards.