AIS Weaknesses

AIS Weaknesses - if repairs and upgrades cannot be...

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3 Weaknesses Weakness Observed Risk or Problem Internal Control Security: If an AIS is put on a network or unprotected, then there is always the risk of a hacker or a disgruntled employee more easily stealing information Because information is now able to be duplicated and accessed more easily, this information could fall into the wrong hands Lock down the AIS with a series of passwords and encryptions in order to allow only the most trusted employees to access the most critical information Downtime: If, for some reason, the AIS crashes it could be costly and timely to get the system back up and running This system may be costly
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Unformatted text preview: if repairs and upgrades cannot be implemented quickly and cheaply Have multiple computers ready to access this information with backups elsewhere. Cost: Must have a secure Return on Investment both now and in the future. An AIS system can cost a lot to start up and depending on the size of the business, it may not be worth implementing. Also, a business must consider its future and future upgrades to the system too. Console outside sources as well as internal. Find the real cost-benefit analysis and find out if implementing such a system would really save your business both time AND money....
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course GB 201 taught by Professor Levesque during the Spring '08 term at Bentley.

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