Computers and information controls

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Computers and information controls Almost all organizations have confidential and sensitive information that they don't want to become  general knowledge. Controlling access to computer databases is the key to this area. Increasingly, computers are being used to collect and store information for control purposes. Many  organizations privately monitor each employee's computer usage to measure employee  performance, among other things. Some people question the appropriateness of computer  monitoring. Managers must carefully weigh the benefits against the costs—both human and financial —before investing in and implementing computerized control techniques. Although computers and information systems provide enormous benefits, such as improved  productivity and information management, organizations should remember the following limitations of  the use of information technology: Performance limitations.
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course MGMT 4375 taught by Professor Eixmann during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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