Journal of Management Information Systems

Volume 2 Number 3 1985 pp. 5-20

Managing the Risks Associated with End-User Computing

Alavi, Maryan and Weiss, Ira R

ABSTRACT: This article identifies the risks of EUC associated with different stages of the end-user applications life cycle. End-User Computing (EUC) is a rapidly growing phenomenon in organizations. EUC will soon be a major segment of information systems in most large organizations. There is a growing concern about the potential organizational risks of EUC activities.Generic controls are then identified that address each of the risks enumerated in the article. Controls are introduced in a manner that allows EUC management to select those most appropriate to their EUC environment.

Key words and phrases: human information processing, system development, MIS controls