Why are IT Controls Important?
This issue is tackled in an interesting chapter from the book "Information Technology Control and Audit, Third Edition by Frederick Gallegos and Sandra Senft, Auerbach Publications, 2008. The chapter traces the importance of IT since its mercantile beginnings, right up to the current emphasis on information integrity, reliability and validity. It outlines the nature and importance of such events and trends as e-commerce, 9/11, and corporate financial integrity legislation coming out of scandals like Enron. Read the chapter at this site.