Risks and Audit Objectives for IT Outsourcing
Informatica Economica Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 113-118, 2010
6 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2012
Date Written: 2010
In the recent years, as a result of globalization, internet and IT progress, the outsourcing of IT services has seen an exponential growth. As a result more and more companies decide to outsource, partially or totally, their IT services. Nevertheless, the outsourcing process exposes both clients and service providers to a series of risks that can seriously affect their activities. Managing these risks by improving the quality and efficiency of internal control has made the ITO audit a necessary component for all the companies involved in this process. The goal of this paper is to identify analyze and map the influence areas of ITO risks in order to suggest a series of objectives for ITO audit.
Keywords: Information Technology, Outsourcing, Audit, Risks, Service Provider
JEL Classification: L86, M00
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