Indeed, while the use of information technology has greatly increased the efficiency of people, it has also been a major factor that could be used against the wider welfare of society. The government control and regulation processes therefore need to become important guidelines for users of information technology. The paper would be discussing one positive and one negative factor of public policy vis-a-vis information technology. Public policy that has positive impact on IT The government across the globe has been very encouraging with regard to the use of information technology within the business operations. In America, use of technology has been the major factor for its fast paced development. Barnett (2009) strongly believes that America has maintained its leverage in the changing political economy of the world chiefly because of technology. It has greatly facilitated the communication, making it the most significant factor that controls the market mechanism. In 1981, President Bush had signed legislation regarding Research and Development Tax Credit.