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Three Important Controls for Laptops and PC's

Discuss some of the unique control risks associated with the use of PCs and laptop computers compared to using mainframes. List what you consider to be three of the most important control procedures that should be implemented for microcomputers. For each control procedures, give your reason for including this procedure as an important control.

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Unique control risks associated with PCs and laptop computers compared to using mainframes

Mainframes do not exist in most businesses anymore. Information Technology departments have replaced mainframes with rack mounted servers. This model has advantages and disadvantages. Some of the disadvantages to using rack mounted servers means the end users will rely more heavily on desktops and laptops. Use of these devices has security issues, networking availability, several points of failure, viruses, and controlling updates and patches.
Three important control procedures for microcomputers
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Unique control risks associated with PCs and laptop computers compared to using mainframes

Mainframes do not exist in most businesses anymore. Information Technology departments have replaced mainframes with rack mounted servers. This model has advantages and disadvantages. Some of the disadvantages to using rack mounted servers means the end users will rely more heavily on desktops and laptops. Use of these devices has security issues, networking availability, several points of failure, viruses, and controlling updates and patches.

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