BIT 2109   PROFESSIONAL ISSUES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – DISTANCE LEARNING KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2014/2015
ORDINARY EXAMINATION FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BIT 2109 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES OF INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY – DISTANCE LEARNING
DATE: DECEMBER, 2014 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question ONE and any other TWO

QUESTION ONE (30 MARKS)
a) Discuss how information systems have affected everyday life. [10 Marks]
b) Explain the following terminologies [8 Marks]
i). Information Technology
ii). Plagiarism
iii). Confidentiality
iv). Professional Ethics
a) Describe the way in which each of these mechanisms might be used to protect the IP of a
software company. [6 Marks]
i) copyright
ii) trade marks
iii) patents.
b) Explain the law of confidence in the context of intellectual property right [6 Marks]
QUESTION TWO (20 MARKS)
a) Using examples explain Moral & Ethical Dimensions of the Information Age. [10 Marks]
b) What is software piracy and how can this problem be addressed? [10 Marks]
QUESTION THREE (20 MARKS)
a) Discuss the impact of the use of technology on the privacy of people [8 Marks]
b) Discuss the purpose of professional bodies and using examples show how they can
contribute to professional practice in organisations. [8Marks]
c) Explain the difference between a public limited company (plc) and a
private limited company. [4Marks]
QUESTION FOUR (20 MARKS)
a) An organization will be effective to the extent that its structure is such as to ensure a
maximum probability that in all interactions and in relationships within the organization, each member, in the light of his background, values, desires, and expectations,
will view the experience as supportive and one which builds a sense of personal
worth and importance
Required
i). Discuss the Professional IT Organizations Structuring Principles [6 Marks]
b) Discuss factors that have contributed to the digital divide [6 Marks]
c) Discuss the ethical and legal considerations of Internet use [8 Marks]
QUESTION FIVE (20 MARKS)
a) Describe the types of discrimination that are prohibited by anti-discrimination
legislation in the UK. [8 Marks]
b) Discuss the ICT characteristics that have Ethical and Moral implications [6 Marks]
c) Explain the categories of Private Information in the context of ethical use of ICT. [6Marks]

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