Information Technology Manager Acting As A Purchasing Agent

1648 Words Jul 19th, 2016 7 Pages
The purpose of the study was to identify the means whereby a given organization’s Information Technology manager acting as a purchasing agent, participates in fraudulent activities, including obtaining kickbacks from vendors. This study examined measures and actions that chief information officers or chief technology officers might mandate to reduce fraud or other unethical practices while protecting the reputation of the organization, and the infrastructure of the computer systems. The results identified the importance of these measures in effectively reducing the amount of fraudulent activities.

Evaluating Unethical Decision Consequences
This paper provides an identification of potential means whereby Information Technology (IT) managers, acting on the organization’s behalf as purchase agents with IT vendors, participate in fraudulent activities. Further included are a series of recommendations for measures and actions that chief information officers or chief technology officers should consider as mandates to reduce fraud and other unethical practices while protecting the reputation of the organization, and the infrastructure of the computer systems of the organization. Finally, the paper elaborates regarding how these identified measures reduce the frequency of fraudulent activities.
Identification of Potential Information Technology Manager Participation in Fraudulent Activities
Despite the best efforts of the organization to prevent fraudulent activity, there are…
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