If you have just graduated from college with a degree in technology, you are well on your way to securing a stable position in one of the world’s fastest growing industries. The emergence of these international standards now enables organizations to develop an integrated IT management system that is capable of multiple certification and of external, third party audit, while drawing simultaneously on the deeper best-practice contained in ITIL.
Information Technology has had a tremendous impact on all aspects of our lives and permanently altered it. More importantly, extensive use of technologies, software and the Internet has permanently revolutionized the way business is done, bringing about some fundamental, structural changes in enterprises, and industries of all kinds.
The growth of the IT sector in Canada is expected to continue to outpace other market segments in the future according to the Canadian and Alberta governments and independent research companies such as Forrester’s and the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) of Canada.
The term information technology was coined by the Harvard Business Review, in order to make a distinction between purpose-built machines designed to perform a limited scope of functions and general-purpose computing machines that could be programmed for various tasks.
Computer Technology Auditing (IT auditing) began as Electronic Data Process (EDP) Auditing and developed largely as a result of the rise in technology in accounting systems, the need for IT control and the impact of computers on the ability to perform attestation services.