CORE COMPETENCY Definition

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CORE COMPETENCY is a specific factor that a business believes as being central to the way it, or its employees work. A core competency normally fulfils three key criteria:

  • It provides customer benefits
  • It is not easy for competitors to imitate or duplicate
  • It can be leveraged widely to many products and markets.

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PARALLEL SIMULATION TESTING is the simultaneous performance of multiple operations. It provides evidence of the validity of processing if the second processing system yields the same results as the first.  Auditors use their own generalized audit software to process the same data as was processed by the client’s software.  If the output of the audit software is the same as the output of the client’s software that is evidence that the client’s software is performing properly.

INVESTMENT TRUST is a company that invests a fixed amount of money in a variety of stocks and shares as a way of spreading risk. Investment trusts have fixed capital, unlike unit trusts, which can create or redeem units in response to demand.

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