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ERIC Number: ED556007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 128
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3035-2204-8
Security Concerns in Telecommuting within the Information Technology Industry
Chithambo, Loyce Maosa
ProQuest LLC, D.M. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
Since the availability of remote access technology, most companies have adopted telecommuting as part of business operations. Although some research has identified policies and procedures when individuals telecommute, limited research exists about existing policies and procedures for telecommuters. The purpose of this qualitative descriptive research study was to explore what policies are in place to protect proprietary and individual information when employees are allowed to work away from the office. The sample consisted of 20 information technology leaders from five industries; four information technology leaders from each industry participated. The industries included finance, health-care, automotive, technology, and airline companies from Fortune 500 companies within a 100-mile radius from the Dallas Metroplex. The key findings of this study confirm earlier studies that (a) information technology leaders need to be held accountable to provide adequate security on the equipment used by telecommuters, and (b) leaders granting telecommuting privileges must ensure that they assign the privileges to the appropriate individuals. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas