IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Sep 8 2012   12:14AM GMT

Data Communications Risk in Distributed Computing – Part V

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Reducing data communication error risk for teleprocessing systems

Teleprocessing is the handling of data through a communications channel, such as telephone lines, microwave towers, or artificial satellites. It permits datum to be posted to files in a second location, with the processing results being printed in a third location.

A major problem created by teleprocessing capabilities is the potential devaluation of information assets based on data communication errors affecting information reliability. Consequently, technology owners must evaluate the ability of teleprocessing systems to resist such data corruption to ensure information asset devaluation is minimized and information reliability is maximized.


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Davis, Robert E. “IT Hardware Risks.” Retrieved on 10/03/2010

Strangio, Christopher E. “Data Communications Basics: A Brief Introduction to Digital Transfer.” Retrieved on 10/03/2010

View Part I of the Data Communications Risk in Distributed Computing series here


Post Note: “Data Communications Risk in Distributed Computing – Part V” was originally published through under the title “Data Communications Risk in Distributed Computing”

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