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Assess how issues related to the use of information affect an organisation

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked ´╗┐Assess how issues related to the use of information affect an organisation Security of information Users expect IT to keep all the information safe which means safe from unauthorised access, alteration or destruction. Managers will be responsible to specify who can look at and update information. The bank must have the highest possible security for a system because of the amount of money the organisation holds. The system must be safe so nobody gains unauthorised access, manipulate or transfer data because. All staff should be allowed to alter and add information. The bank has to have the best possible security for a system because there?s a lot of money. There system has to be very secure to stop unauthorised access, stealing or transfer of data as peoples personal details are stores that have large sums of money in their accounts. Backups It?s important to keep backups of information in case it gets damaged or deleted. Backup that a company may complete might be a full backup of all information or a partial backup of just the information that has changed since the last full backup. ...read more.

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A distributed organisation with dispersed computing will have to restrict access to information. There may be limited connectivity between the organisation’s different computers. This could prevent staff at one place accessing information held at another. Employees from banks must not reveal any information outside the company as it could have a very negative impact. Information ownership Information that is produced should own every field of data in every record. They should be responsible for making sure that it is entered into the system correctly and consistently. Members from the bank need to ensure that all the information is in the system correctly as if it’s not it could have a large impact on them and the customer. For example, somebody may need to withdraw out £1000 from the bank but in the system it says they got £100, it would mean the bank would lose money. Business continuance plan IT is used throughout an organisation and it can be very temperamental and stop working. This means that a business continuance plan is vital if the computer system fails so that they can keep the system running and still provide a service. ...read more.

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They must keep the IT department running which means there will be on going costs for a system to keep running. An IT system is very important to keep running as millions of customers use it every day and therefore their needs to be costs to keep it up to date and working. Impact of increasing sophistication of systems Today, computers are very sophisticated and are harder to use which means there needs to be more trained staff and more complex software. More trained personnel ? staff will need training in how to use all the new equipment and system. They will need to be trained in basic computing features, processes that a new computer system brings and the transactions, queries and reports that make the system. More complex software ? Modern software hides a lot of complexity from the application builder. Therefore, they can focus on the problems of the organisation. Banks will need to have staff who know how to use the computer system so they can provide a service. Banks will need to teach their staff how to use the computer systems when they arrive to the company. ...read more.

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