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Unformatted text preview: 12-17a. (1) b. (1) c. (3) d. (3) 12-18a. (1) b. (3) c. (2) d. (3)12-27Recommendations to improve Hardwood Lumber Companys Information Systems function:The Vice President of Information Systems (VP of IS) should report on a day-to-day basis to senior management (i.e. the president) and should not be under the authority of user personnel. This ensures that the IS function is not subordinate to a user function, which might inappropriately allocate IS resources to that user functions projects.The VP of IS should have access to the board of directors and should be responsible for periodically updating the board on significant IS projects. Perhaps, the board should create an IS Steering Committee to oversee IS activities (like the Audit Committee oversees the financial reporting process).Operations staff should not have responsibility for maintaining the operating software security features. This responsibility should be assigned to a more senior, trusted IS individual, such as the VP of IS.individual, such as the VP of IS....
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