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Jan 20 2017   6:21PM GMT

change control

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Change control management
Change management

Change control is a systematic approach to managing all changes made to a product or system. The purpose is to ensure that no unnecessary changes are made, that all changes are documented, that services are not unnecessarily disrupted and that resources are used efficiently. Within information technology (IT), change control is a component of change management.

The change control process is usually conducted as a sequence of steps proceeding from the submission of a change request. Typical IT change requests include the addition of features to software applications, the installation of patches, and upgrades to network equipment. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“Change is scary; we get used to one way, and we know that changes normally don’t go smoothly. In the IT world, both IT staff and end users get upset when things change.” – Adam Fowler

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Writing for Business
As change is constant, you should have a process for ______ improvement of your controls and compliance efforts.
A. continual
B. continuous

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