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The Importance of Information Security: Lessons Learned from the Code Spaces Breach

This breach had an extreme impact on not just Code Spaces customers, but on the future of Code Spaces itself.  Not only did a data breach occur, but data (and all associated backups) were deleted and not able to be restored.  This is an example of a worst-case scenario, and while it may not happen often, when it does it has dire consequences. 

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Why IT Projects Fail... and How to Find Project Success

Unfortunately, the success rate of information technology projects is, quite simply, not very good.  In fact, some estimates place the failure rate for information technology projects at over fifty percent (Florentine, 2016).  Due to the high capital expenses, large amounts of time, and considerable staff expenses common to IT projects, these failures come with severe consequences for companies.

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Organizational Behavior Modification - Encouraging Desirable Behaviors

In any organization or relationship between individuals there are behaviors that are unwanted or undesirable to oneself or others. For example, in a business where productivity is limited due to established processes not being accurately followed, or on a project team where functional resources are not reporting accurate task completion dates, one party would stand to benefit from the elimination of the other’s detrimental behavior. Human beings, by nature, engage in the changing of others’ behavior.

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Promoting Ethical Behavior in Information Technology Teams

In today’s economy, a company’s capacity to behave ethically and operate in a socially responsible manner is critical to its long-term success.  No longer is it sufficient to merely remain profitable; with the advent of the internet and the associated improvement to communication, companies are often also measured on their overall social impact.  For this reason, it is imperative that businesses, and their IT departments in particular, understand the importance of ethics in the workplace. 

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