ITS 360 Ch. 2

What would you do?

1.       Things of this nature are difficult to judge on. There are two ways that I can see this going, the moral way and the ethical way. The moral way would be to allow this to go on but the ethical way would be to include the cheques in your financial report. Since this is an ethics class the ethical thing would be to include the finding in the audit report. You would have to have a debate with the CFO about the consequences. Before you include the findings in the audit then it may be beneficial to bring it up to other board members and determine what actions need to be taken.

2.       If you are in charge of choosing which resumes get kept and which get thrown out then you should do what you are told. If you are told to only keep resumes with the certification then thatís what you should do. It is not up to you to decide who to hire. If your superiors would rather have someone who is certified rather than someone with experience that is up to them. If they decide they want to hire people who donít have the experience it may backfire on them and they may lose money. Also you could keep the resumes of people who you think would be a good fit and bring it up to your supervisors.

Critical Thinking

1.       I) In hindsight Bridgestone should have been more organized and listened to IBM about the program not being ready. If Bridgestone had kept the leadership intact and made sure it was there to work smoothly. For IBM they could have told Bridgestone that it wouldnít be ready in the time frame given. IBM could have been a bit more open about the progress of the project as well.

II) I think that IBMís reputation was harmed more publicly. It had seemed to the public that IBM had not been able to complete their program and it was a disaster at launch. Also when Bridgestone hired out SAP it made IBM look unable to fix their problems. Finally Bridgestone was the one to sue IBM which would make people think that IBM did something wrong.

III) In the middle of 2018 both parties agreed to drop the lawsuits of each other with prejudice, which means neither of them can raise the lawsuits again.

2.       I) I donít think the penalty was strict enough. It didnít prove innocent or guilty. They had to pay a way lower fine than the amount the company made. It seems more like it will embolden people to commit the same crimes. I believe that most companies want their managers to do what they want because they were hired to do the jobs for them. I would suggest greater fines and prison time.

II) Companies should always be connected to program experts so they can make sure all issues are solved quickly and efficiently.

III) They can ask for help if need be or do research to be more informed. The IT workers should collaborate with the creators of the programs or other people who are competent with the program.