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Network Risk Assessment for Systems Change

Network Risk Assessment for Systems Change
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Author(s): Philip Irving (University of Sunderland, UK)and Helen M. Edwards (University of Sunderland, UK)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 2
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch216
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


Risk assessment for systems implementation (or change) normally focuses on the software development aspects of the process or user interactions with a system. However, there is an important connection between the software system and the network upon which it runs. Changes to one can have significant impact on the other. The need to consider this interaction is presented and the lack of available literature to support this activity is outlined. Examples are given to illustrate the effect of failing to evaluate networks within the risk assessment of systems change.

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