Information Technology - The Use/Evaluation Phase: auditing the system
The Use/Evaluation Phase: auditing the system
In many systems monitoring methods are prescribed by external agencies
- for example, an accounts system would need to meet the Australian
Taxation Offices standards in the reports that it generates, and in order
to validate the integrity of the information produced.
In this area a continual monitoring process should be in place to ensure
that the system is producing accurate information. In systems where there
are no mandatory audits required, often the company will create checks of
its own to ensure the accuracy of information being produced. A common
example of this would be a stock take where the stock levels on the shelves
are compared with the information contained within the system to ensure
accuracy. These audits of the system will be built into the standard
operating procedures of the company.
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