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Professional Essence
May/June 2009 (vol. 11 no. 3)
pp. 54-56
Robert Fabian, management and systems consultant
The IT profession might need to commit itself to protecting the public interest, and members of the profession might need to accept this ethical obligation as a requirement of belonging to the profession. But the key to being accepted as a professional by the public is to consistently demonstrate your trustworthy nature, and that requires a commitment to acting with trustworthy intentions and working with trustworthy competence.

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Index Terms:
IT professionals, ethics, obligation, body of knowledge
Citation:
Robert Fabian, "Professional Essence," IT Professional, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 54-56, May-June 2009, doi:10.1109/MITP.2009.59
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