20Accounting information systems

Opportunity and risk

Shoshana Altschuller and Shaya (Isaiah) Altschuller

Introduction

The “information revolution” is upon us and there is no industry or business function that is untouched. In recent years, advances in technology have caused organizations to consider and reconsider the implications that these fast-paced changes have on their business operations and environment. Sometimes it is helpful to pause and take stock of our surroundings as they change. The purpose of this chapter is to introduce some of the risks and opportunities surrounding the use of information systems for the processing of accounting and finance data within today’s ever-advancing business organizations. After reading this chapter, ...

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