Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Another Attempt at Defining Control

I looked for "control" in an online dictionary. Here are a couple of definitions that I like:

A restraining device, measure, or limit;

To verify or regulate

I like a combination of those applied to information systems, so here's my first attempt: Rules that measure, limit, or regulate activity or behavior within and information system environment.

The definition is not that important, because I can fall back on examples to help someone understand controls.

Feel free to shoot holes in my definition.

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