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Integrity - use of values or principles to guide action in the situation at hand.

Below are links and discussion related to the values of freedom, hope, trust, privacy, responsibility, safety, and well-being, within business and government situations arising in the areas of security, privacy, technology, corporate governance, sustainability, and CSR.

ITBusiness.ca, 11.6.04

ITBusiness.ca: "'Typically, what really compounds any IT problem is panicking by system administrators and the database admistrators and the people that are on the front lines to keep things running and address problems,' he said. 'It may have taken them a couple of days to do it simply because they weren't panicking. They were taking a step-by-step approach and being quite conservative.'"
While not passing judgement on the whole of the RBC processing and public relations 'situation' of the past week, this from one commentator is worth focusing on.
Perhaps system administration and CIO handbooks need the same cover as the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy....DON'T PANIC.


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"We shall need compromises in the days ahead, to be sure. But these will be, or should be, compromises of issues, not principles. We can compromise our political positions, but not ourselves. We can resolve the clash of interests without conceding our ideals. And even the necessity for the right kind of compromise does not eliminate the need for those idealists and reformers who keep our compromises moving ahead, who prevent all political situations from meeting the description supplied by Shaw: "smirched with compromise, rotted with opportunism, mildewed by expedience, stretched out of shape with wirepulling and putrefied with permeation.
Compromise need not mean cowardice. .."

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, "Profiles in Courage"


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