Computers in the Workplace

Author: Robert Plotkin

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: 9780816077588

Category: Computers

Page: 172

View: 2249

Explores how computers have changed the workplace, from robotic computers used in manufacturing and electronic medical records to word processors and computer programming.

Computers in the Workplace

Computers, Internet, and Society Series

Author: Filibert Melsbach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681178509


Page: 400

View: 4552

"A huge amount of changes are predictable to occur in the workplace during this century. In a nation already populated by small businesses, more and more people will consider entrepreneurial ventures instead of traditional employment. Technology makes it possible to telecommute, work from virtual offices and communicate with businesses and individuals across the globe. Flexible work schedules are popular because so many duties and responsibilities can be accomplished from an employees home or while the employee is traveling. Computers can do repetitive tasks faster and with fewer mistakes than humans, so the first few decades of the development of the computer for business focused mainly on automating a wide range of industrial processes. The next step brought PCs as productivity tools and entertainment devices to homes and workplaces everywhere. More recent refinements in computers and information technology such as mobile devices have led to a host of business- and consumer-focused "apps" designed to help people to be more organized, efficient and productive. As companies demand more sophisticated technology to help manage their businesses, the cost to develop and produce applications will likely increase. Customized programs that meet the specific needs of a business are becoming more popular as companies engage the services of functional and technology consultants. This Book discusses the advantages, psychological effects, and sociological implications of the computer in the workplace. The impact of computers on the workplace has been a major source of debate - both in terms of their effects on the quantity and quality of work. It explores how computers have changed the workplace, from robotic computers used in manufacturing and electronic medical records to word processors and computer programming. "

Ubiquitous Computing in the Workplace

What Ethical Issues? An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Author: Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda,Céline Ehrwein Nihan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319134523

Category: Computers

Page: 103

View: 9213

This book provides an interdisciplinary collection of views on the ethical challenges and opportunities of workplaces in the Internet of things. Current developments within Ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) systems designed for the workplace are introduced and philosophical, organizational and socio-ethical considerations of ubicomp in workplaces are provided. Suggestions regarding the rules that should be respected in order to favor an adequate implementation of ubicomp in the workplace are offered, considering both intra-organizational but also wider societal concerns. The interdisciplinary collection of contributions invites the reader to engage in the discussion of ubicomp in everyday working environments.

Windows on the workplace

technology, jobs, and the organization of office work

Author: Joan M. Greenbaum

Publisher: Monthly Review Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

View: 4768

In this eye-opening book, Joan Greenbaum tells the story of changes in management policies, work organization, and the design of office information systems from the 1950s to the present. She describes the impact of new technologies on the organization of working life with a keen awareness of the social forces that seek to benefit from them, showing how the process is driven by the needs of capitalist profit and control over the workforce rather than the good of society or greater efficiency. Windows on the Workplacetakes as its starting-point the experience of office workers and their own accounts of it. The book includes interviews with a wide range of workers, including young people entering a workplace in which the expectation of stable, long-term employment has all but disappeared. Greenbaum's approach is to locate their experiences and expectations within broader social and economic patterns, and to show how these patterns are constantly changing. In a field that is constantly changing, this book captures the moment and clarifies the direction in which it is moving. It exposes the myth that technological advance and free market economics are creating a better future for all, and reveals the reality behind the myth.

Computers at work

a behavioural approach

Author: David J. Oborne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc


Category: Computers

Page: 420

View: 4675

Discusses the advantages, psychological effects, and sociological implications of the computer in the workplace. Considers the full range of problems that occur when computers are operated by humans--from acceptance of the systems at individual, organizational, and public levels, to effectively training personnel--and shows how to avoid or remedy them. Provides information on purchasing both hardware and software, the cognitive skills needed to operate and program computers, and the impact that this new technology will have on established working practices.

Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Computing

Author: Penny Duquenoy,Simon Jones,Barry G. Blundell

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844807499

Category: Computers

Page: 253

View: 4697

Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Computing provides a comprehensive treatment of the issues facing computer professionals in today's modern, working environment. It features ethical material and codes of practice, using them throughout the book to highlight issues. Written in an accessible style and aided by numerous activities, it brings the subject matter to life and provides essential coverage for undergraduates or anyone interested in the issues facing computer professionals in an ever-changing world.

Computers at Work

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pearson South Africa

ISBN: 9780798668606

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 8748


The Internet in the Workplace

How New Technology is Transforming Work

Author: Patricia Wallace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521809312

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

View: 5785

Explains how the Internet and netcentric technologies have changed the psychological characteristics of the workplace, blurring the line between work and time off and creating new challenges and dilemmas, as well as new skills to be learned by workers.

The Positive and Negative Impacts of Computers in Society

Author: Daniel R. Faust

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1538331691

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6882

Computers and other types of technology have changed our lives in ways never imagined. Today, we constantly have a wealth of information at our fingertips. Computers help us work better and faster. Readers will learn about the many positive impacts of computers in society. They'll also read about the many negative impacts, such as threats to our privacy and security and a potential decrease in physical activity. Students will be encouraged to think about the role technology plays in their everyday lives.

Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition

Author: Eugene F. Ferraro

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 146655522X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 603

View: 3515

The process of investigation is dynamic and fluid. The approach must be reasonable and the investigator flexible. However, in order to be successful, every investigation must have a meaningful purpose and be executed ethically and lawfully. Inevitably, employers must invest time, money, and patience to ensure they obtain demonstrable and actionable results. To achieve this and reduce the exposure to unnecessary business disruptions and litigation, every workplace investigation must by driven by process. Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition provides both novice and experienced investigators with the most insightful and useful information available on the methods and processes for the proper and safe investigation of workplace crime and misconduct. Gleaned from Eugene Ferraro’s nearly three decades of experience, the book is designed for easy reading and use—dispelling common myths and presenting new approaches, methods, and strategies. Revised and updated with more methods, techniques, and case studies, this powerful book also includes new diagrams, checklists, and visuals to help readers put the material in context and make their investigations soar. Each chapter begins with Key Learning Points and is supplemented with boxed Tips, Traps, and Common Mistakes. An exhaustive appendix includes a glossary of common investigative terms, sample surveillance and investigative reports, advice on digital evidence, and more. Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition is a must-read for corporate investigators and security professionals, human resources and law enforcement personnel, attorneys, and anyone else tasked with conducting or supervising workplace investigations. Immediate Benefits: Strengthen your interviewing skills and gain valuable insight into the process of modern fact-finding Learn the latest techniques, methods and processes Discover how to build air-tight cases that can withstand the rigors of legal challenges Learn to conduct fast, efficient investigations and obtain the highest possible return on investment from every investigation. Get access to forms, checklists and other valuable tools to help you conduct efficient and professional investigations

Y in the Workplace

Managing the Me First Generation

Author: Nicole A. Lipkin,April J. Perrymore

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601637853

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 429

Flip-flops, iPods, MySpace, "Dude," Instant Messaging. Whatever happened to dress shoes, sir/ma'am, in-person meetings, and traditional work etiquette? A workplace revolution is underway, one that is stimulating new methods of thinking, behaving, communicating, and doing business as Generation Y continues to infiltrate the workplace and influence corporate culture. This revolution is lead by approximately 60 million Gen Yers, the largest bloc to hit the workforce since the 72 million baby boomers. Company owners and managers are worried, because this generation has created its own unique culture...and demands. Y in the Workplace illustrates how the values, attitudes, and expectations of Generation Y have had an impact on corporate environments, intergenerational functioning, and management strategies. To help this generation successfully transition into the workplace while creating a shared vision, authors Lipkin and Perrymore provide you, the manager, with the following: Psychological insight into the character of this generation. Strengths and challenges that Generation Y is bringing to the workplace. Coaching strategies and ways to harness their strengths, minimize their weaknesses, and illuminate their talents. Hope about their abilities as supervisors and managers, and about their positive impact on the future of your company Whether you are a small business owner, manager, HR professional, or teacher working with Generation Y, this book is a must-read to gain insight into why this generation is the way it is, how to help them become the best they can be, and how to integrate them into your company and work with them.

Oversold and Underused

Author: Larry CUBAN

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674030107

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 8646

Impelled by a demand for increasing American strength in the new global economy, many educators, public officials, business leaders, and parents argue that school computers and Internet access will improve academic learning and prepare students for an information-based workplace. But just how valid is this argument? In "Oversold and Underused," one of the most respected voices in American education argues that when teachers are not given a say in how the technology might reshape schools, computers are merely souped-up typewriters and classrooms continue to run much as they did a generation ago. In his studies of early childhood, high school, and university classrooms in Silicon Valley, Larry Cuban found that students and teachers use the new technologies far less in the classroom than they do at home, and that teachers who use computers for instruction do so infrequently and unimaginatively. Cuban points out that historical and organizational economic contexts influence how teachers use technical innovations. Computers can be useful when teachers sufficiently understand the technology themselves, believe it will enhance learning, and have the power to shape their own curricula. But these conditions can't be met without a broader and deeper commitment to public education beyond preparing workers. More attention, Cuban says, needs to be paid to the civic and social goals of schooling, goals that make the question of how many computers are in classrooms trivial.

Computers at Work

Author: Peter Bishop

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780713174700

Category: Electronic digital computers

Page: 145

View: 6832

This text aims to provide an insight into the large-scale developments brought about by the introduction of technology into the workplace. It consists of descriptions of eight significant computer applications. The applications are chosen because of their importance, and because together they form a representative sample of the many ways in which computers are put to work. The book covers computers of all sizes from microcomputers to mainframes, and work places as diverse as doctors' surgeries and car assembly plants. Robots and digital communications networks are also covered. The text is aimed at GCSE-level pupils.

Essential Computing Skills for Working Women Or Returners

Everything You Need to Know to Use Computers in the Workplace

Author: Jackie Sherman

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9781845280543

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

View: 6281

Is for anyone either starting in, or returning to, the workplace and worried about their computer skills. It can be used before making job applications so you can feel confident about computer literacy, or to keep at your desk as a reference guide.

Learning Technologies in the Workplace

How to Successfully Implement Learning Technologies in Organizations

Author: Donald H Taylor

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749476478

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 4499

Knowledge was once power - difficult to find, slow to transmit and coveted. Now we can access almost the sum total of human information with a swipe of our thumbs. The impact on the knowledge economy has been vast, leaving learning and development (L&D) professionals wondering how to keep pace. Many organizations naturally turn to technology to ensure workplace learning at scale and at speed, but stumble when it comes to successfully deploying and using it. Learning Technologies in the Workplace examines 16 years of learning technology implementations to find the secrets behind the most successful. Examples in the book from the Hershey Company and BP, airlines, tech companies and manufacturers point to four common factors. Successful learning technology teams all have APPA: a clear aim, a people focus, a wide perspective and a pragmatic, can-do attitude. Learning Technologies in the Workplace gives readers practical pointers for each of these four points, helping them implement and use learning technologies well, with particular emphasis on the essential skill of identifying stakeholders and winning their support.

Computers in Society

Privacy, Ethics, and the Internet

Author: Joey F. George

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131406605

Category: Computers

Page: 482

View: 4069

This book focuses around the social and ethic issues that companies face everyday in doing business. It is a collection of 37 articles from experts in the social issues of computing, exploring the most pressing issues in information technology today. The chapters are fresh, informative, timely, and authoritative.The readings cover such themes as views of computing, the information society, computers and organizations, computer-based monitoring, security and reliability, and privacy, ethics, and the internet.A book from a leading author in the IT field, this collection of articles is an excellent resource for computer-based business owners, managers, and employees. Its excellent section on the Internet makes this a must-read for owners/managers of Internet-based businesses.

Essentials of Computers for Nurses

Informatics for the New Millennium

Author: Virginia K. Saba,Kathleen Ann McCormick

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9780071349000

Category: Computers

Page: 555

View: 3847

The best selling nurses' guide to understanding and using computers in the workplace--now revised and completely up-to-date. New edition discusses the increasing use of specialized software within nursing curriculums. Examines use of the Internet as a powerful research tool; the way computers are changing the practice of nursing and the NCLEX; telemedicine; and more.

The Basics of Cyber Safety

Computer and Mobile Device Safety Made Easy

Author: John Sammons,Michael Cross

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124166393

Category: Computers

Page: 254

View: 1199

The Basics of Cyber Safety: Computer and Mobile Device Safety Made Easy presents modern tactics on how to secure computer and mobile devices, including what behaviors are safe while surfing, searching, and interacting with others in the virtual world. The book's author, Professor John Sammons, who teaches information security at Marshall University, introduces readers to the basic concepts of protecting their computer, mobile devices, and data during a time that is described as the most connected in history. This timely resource provides useful information for readers who know very little about the basic principles of keeping the devices they are connected to—or themselves—secure while online. In addition, the text discusses, in a non-technical way, the cost of connectedness to your privacy, and what you can do to it, including how to avoid all kinds of viruses, malware, cybercrime, and identity theft. Final sections provide the latest information on safe computing in the workplace and at school, and give parents steps they can take to keep young kids and teens safe online. Provides the most straightforward and up-to-date guide to cyber safety for anyone who ventures online for work, school, or personal use Includes real world examples that demonstrate how cyber criminals commit their crimes, and what users can do to keep their data safe

The Workplace Engagement Solution

Find a Common Mission, Vision and Purpose with All of Today's Employees

Author: David Harder

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1632659050

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 8408

Organizations around the world spend billions of dollars every year to awaken and engage their employees. Yet global employee engagement remains fixed—at 13%. The disengagement problem usually begins with the CEO telling human resources to fix it. Unless the CEO or business owner takes charge of engagement, everyone will look over the messenger’s shoulders to pick up cues from the top leader. Most workers can’t engage because they are overwhelmed trying to keep up with change. This problem speaks to a much deeper need. We need to teach our workers how to change themselves. In The Workplace Engagement Solution, David Harder will help you: Learn how a CEO or business owner can successfully lead culture awakening. Gain the life skills that help employees change and reinvent themselves. Build a caring, mentor-driven culture that ensures category-leading engagement. Routinely create enthusiastic and loyal customers as an outcome of your culture.