Course MGIS-402-31
Test Mid-Term Exam (Chapters 1 to 5)
Status Completed
Attempt Score 217.5 out of 250 points

 

 

QUESTION 1

Within a relational database:

Tables are associated with one another by relationships
Tables are flat files made up of rows and columns
Data is stored in two dimensional tables sometimes referred to as relations
All of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 2

Which of the following are considered application software packages?:

Word processing programs
Operating systems
System utilities
System development programs

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QUESTION 3

Optical scanning can be used to:

Detect forgery in legal document
Convert text and images into digital format
Use for retina scans to positively identify individuals for security purposes
All of the choices is correct

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QUESTION 4

When employees in a project team use email to send and receive messages and use videoconferences to hold electronic meetings and coordinate their activities, they are using which of the following?

Transaction processing systems
Process control systems
Enterprise collaboration systems
Decision support systems

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QUESTION 5

Which of the following best describes a database?

It is an integrated collection of logically related records or files
It consolidates records previously stored in separate files into a common pool of data records
It includes stored data that is independent of the application programs using it
All of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 6

The database model that uses a series of two-dimensional tables or files to store information is the ________________ model. This database model has become the most popular database structure, as it is used by most microcomputer DBMS packages:

Hierarchical structure
Network structure
Object-oriented structure
Relational structure

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QUESTION 7

An Intranet is:

An Internet-like network connecting business partners
An Internet-like network that is used inside an enterprise
Another name that referrers to the Internet
The same as and Ethernet network

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QUESTION 8

Your text outlines five competitive forces that shape the structure of competition in an industry. Which one of the following is one of the five basic competitive forces discussed in your text?

The bargaining power of suppliers
Barriers to entry
Competitive necessity
Competitive advantage

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QUESTION 9

Typically customers can use the Internet to:

Lodge complaints
Make and track purchases
Evaluate products
All the answers are correct

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QUESTION 10

Which one of the following is NOT one of the basic competitive strategies discussed in the text?

Cost leadership
Innovation
Product differentiation
Strategic dominance

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QUESTION 11

Which of the following is the most popular type of user interface?

Graphical
Command-driven
Menu-driven
Voice

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QUESTION 12

By making use of a ________________, an end user may get an immediate response for specific information from a database.

Database administrator
Data dictionary
Query language
Overhead control data

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QUESTION 13

Groupware aids collaboration by providing users with _______________.

electronic mail, scheduling, and task management
electronic mail and spreadsheet software
electronic mail and word processing software
All of the choices are correct.

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QUESTION 14

Groupware is best described as a(n):

General purpose application program
Application specific program
System management program
System development program

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QUESTION 15

Smart card technology:

Allows debit cards to store a cash balance on a card and electronically transfer some of it to others to pay for small items and services
Will be available in the U.S. by 2007
Is used by banks to read checks
Is used to track inventory

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QUESTION 16

The storage function of a computer system takes place in both primary storage unit and secondary storage devices. Which of the following are secondary storage devices?

Primary memory
RAM
Magnetic disk and optical disk
None of the choices is correct

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QUESTION 17

One device used as an input device in a computer system is a touch screen. A touch screen is best described as:

A small rectangular touch-sensitive surface usually placed below the keyboard
A stationary device containing a roller ball whose top is exposed outside its case
A device that allows users to use a computer by touching the surface of the video display screen
A device that is rolled along the desktop in order to move the cursor on the screen

 

 

 

QUESTION 18

The difference between active and passive RFID is:

Active RFID requires user input in order to function whereas passive RFID devices require no user input
Active RFID send a signal whereas passive must be prompted to send data
Active RFID devices have greater security build into them to prevent unauthorized access
Active RFID need to be closer to the reader than passive RFID devices

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QUESTION 19

The user interface function of an operating system typically:

Allows end users to communicate with it so they can load programs, access files and accomplish other tasks
Manages the hardware resources of a computer system
Controls the creation, deletion and access of files of data and programs
Manages the accomplishment of the computing tasks of end users

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QUESTION 20

In an information system, “information” is:

Data that has been subjected to a “value-added” process
Data that has been manipulated and organized
Data that has been placed in a proper context for a human user
All of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 21

Executive information systems (EIS) are tailored to meet the strategic information needs of which of the following management levels?

Top management (strategic)
Middle management (tactical)
Lower management (operational)
All of the choices are correct.

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QUESTION 22

Which of the following statements about optical disks is true?

They can be read only, recordable, or rewritable
They can hold approximately 50 megabytes on a single disk
They have totally replaced “3.5” diskettes
They have totally replaced magnetic tape as secondary storage

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QUESTION 23

Using a relational database, a user can temporarily combine two or more tables so that he/she can see relevant data in a form that looks like it is all in one big table. This is described as the:

Select operation
Join operation
Project operation
None of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 24

Corporate PC criteria include:

Operating system ready
Connectivity
Solid performance at a reasonable price
All of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 25

Which of the following is NOT a database structure:

Hierarchical
Network
Attribute
Relational

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QUESTION 26

In an information system, software resources would include all of the following except:

Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Word
Telecommunications networks
All of the choices are correct are software resources

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QUESTION 27

Many end users have trouble correctly phrasing database language search queries, so most end-user DBMS packages now offer _______________ methods.

speech recognition
command line
GUI
All of the choices are correct.

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QUESTION 28

Information technologies are playing a vital and expanding role in business. Information technology can help all kinds of businesses improve the efficiency and effectiveness of which of the following?

Business processes
Managerial decision making
Workgroup collaboration
All of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 29

A database of customer purchases that provides end-user managers with interactive and ad hoc decision-making support is referred to as _______________.

a transaction processing system
a decision support system
an information reporting system
an executive information system

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QUESTION 30

Personal information managers (PIMs) are being used to help end users:

Schedule and manage appointments, meetings and tasks
Organize data and retrieve information in a variety of forms
Access the World Wide Web and provide E-mail capability
All of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 31

A computer is a system of hardware devices organized according to the functions of input, processing, output, storage and control. The function of an input device is to:

Convert data into electronic machine-readable form for direct entry or through telecommunications links into a computer system
Perform the arithmetic and logic functions required in computer processing
Convert electronic information produced by the computer system into human-intelligible form for presentation to end-users
Store data and program instructions needed for processing

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QUESTION 32

Which one of the following devices would be considered a typical sequential access medium?

Magnetic tape
Magnetic floppy disk
Magnetic hard disk
CD-ROM

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QUESTION 33

A BlackBerry:

Performs common PDA functions and also has a fully functioning mobile phone
Is an early PDA device with limited functions
Uses a different network than mobile telephone service
None of the choices is correct

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QUESTION 34

What type of database are employees using when they access online data banks, whether those data banks are free or paid for through subscriptions?

Common databases
Distributed databases
External databases
Local databases

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QUESTION 35

For students considering a future in the business field, he following will hold true:

No mater which discipline they are entering marketing, production, finance or human resource management, they will all require extensive use of information systems
Managers will face extensive involvement in the selection and development of information systems
The information systems their company uses will affect their ability to be effective as a manager within the company
All choices are correct

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QUESTION 36

What is the most accurate description of a peripheral?

Devices that are not part of the computer when purchased but added on later
Any part of the computer system that is not installed inside the case
Part of the system but not part of the CPU but rely on a connection to the CPU to operate
Central processing unit

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QUESTION 37

Your text outlines five basic competitive strategies that a company can use to counter the threats of competitive forces that shape the structure of competition in its industry. When a company develops new products and services that are fundamentally different from its competitors, it is using which competitive strategy?

Cost leadership
Innovation
Product differentiation
Strategic dominance

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QUESTION 38

Graphical user interface (or GUI) refers to:

Icons, buttons, windows and bars you as a user interact with to issue commands
The monitor and mouse
A special software program that allows a mouse to control the computer
A software package that allows users to generate graphical presentations

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QUESTION 39

The primary challenge of a distributed database is:

Data accuracy
Data transmission speed
Storage costs
Data security

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QUESTION 40

In the microcomputer desktop market, Apple shrank from an industry leader to a niche player because:

Its prices were too high
Orders could not be filled quickly enough
It could not adapt quickly enough to the computing demands of end users
It designed a closed system with proprietary hardware and software

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QUESTION 41

Which one of the following statements is true regarding weblogs or blogs?

They are websites of commercial origin
Each is a developing commentary on a particular theme that uses a dated log format
They are declining in popularity because they are difficult to update
None of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 42

Electronic spreadsheet packages are used by virtually every business for which of the following?

Analysis, planning and modeling
Maintaining accounting records such as general ledger
Keeping up-to-the-minute inventory records
None of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 43

Which one of the following is NOT a valid storage medium?

Paper documents
Optical disks
Magnetic tape
All of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 44

A DBMS is a set of computer programs that controls the creation, maintenance and use of the databases of an organization and its end users. As such, DBMS stands for:

Database Movement Scheme
Database Management System
Detail Byte Movement System
Data Byte Management System

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QUESTION 45

An information system that provides intranet access to best business practices, sales proposal strategies, or customer problem resolutions would be classified as a(n) _______________.

Expert System
Knowledge Management System
Strategic Information System
Functional Business System

 

 

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QUESTION 46

According to your text, information systems must be viewed:

Strategically, that is, as a vital competitive network
As a means of organizational renewal
As necessary investments that help a company adopt strategies and new or improved business processes
All of the answers are correct

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QUESTION 47

DBMSs using the relational model can:

Link data elements from various tables to provide information
Be used on mainframe computer
Be used on distributed systems
All of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 48

Your text outlines five basic competitive strategies that a business can use to counter the threats of competitive forces that shape the structure of competition in its industry. Becoming a low-cost producer of products and services in an industry is an example of a(n):

Cost leadership strategy
Differentiation strategy
Innovation strategy
Growth strategy

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QUESTION 49

Business applications of information systems are typically combinations of several types of information systems from different areas within a business. This integration is referred to as:

Information reporting systems
Decision support systems
Cross functional informational systems
End user-computing systems

 

 

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QUESTION 50

Function-specific applications:

Would be a program such as Word or Excel
Would be a program such as PowerPoint
Is intended to meet the needs of many different uses working on problems that take on many different functional requirements
Are specific to functional area of business like human resources or accounting

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QUESTION 51

Your text gives a conceptual overview of computer software and illustrates it as either application or system software. System software:

Directs the performance of a particular use or application, of computers to meet the information processing needs of end users
Manages and supports the resources and operations of a computer as it performs various information processing tasks
Directs email, scheduling and task management for collaboration
None of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 52

Which statement best describes the process of database administration?

Responsible for the proper use of database management technology
Responsible for developing and maintaining the organization’s data dictionary
Responsible for designing and monitoring the performance of databases and enforcing standards for database use and security
All of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 53

Which of the following is true concerning operating systems:

Applications must be loaded on the computer prior to the operating system and then the correct operating system loaded to support the applications that are on the computer
Operating systems are the first piece of software loaded onto a new computer
Operating systems require a network connection in order the handle the major functions they are designed to handle
None of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 54

An intelligent terminal that can perform data entry and some information processing tasks independently is called a _______________ terminal.

transaction
dumb
Windows
remote

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QUESTION 55

Which of the following statements is not a characteristic of software suites?

They contain software tools that can help increase productivity, collaborate with colleagues, and access intranets, extranets, and the Internet
All components of the software use a similar graphical user interface
There is a custom graphical user interface for each application in the suite
They cost less than the total cost of buying the individual packages separately

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QUESTION 56

Tacit knowledge deals with:

Data, documents, and things written down or stored on computers.
“How-to” knowledge, which resides in workers.
Using data mining techniques to capture external information.
None of the choices are correct.

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QUESTION 57

The majority of organizations today would be classified as _______________ systems.

open
closed
open adaptive

closed adaptive

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QUESTION 58

What is data mining used to do:

Maintain the accuracy and integrity of the database
To revel hidden patterns and trends in historical data
To determine patterns in current operational data
To find lost data that cannot be retrieve by normal means

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QUESTION 59

Which statement most accurately describes an operational database?

Store detailed data needed to support the operations of the entire organization
Store data and information extracted from selected internal and external databases
Store data from current and previous years that has been extracted from the various operational and management databases of an organization
Store data of local work groups and departments, never corporate data

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QUESTION 60

According to your text, a firm can survive and succeed in the long run if it successfully develops strategies to confront five competitive forces that shape the structure of competition in its industry. When a firm focuses its products or services to give itself an advantage in particular segments or niches of a market, it is pursuing which competitive strategy?

Alliance
Cost leadership
Differentiation
Innovation

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QUESTION 61

In the information systems concept, the processing function involves:

Capturing and assembling elements that enter the system to be processed
Transformation processes that convert input into output
Transferring elements that have been produced by a transformation process to their ultimate destination
Monitoring and evaluating feedback to determine whether a system is moving toward the achievement of its goal

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QUESTION 62

Which of the following is a primary business process?

Collaborative workflow intranet
Targeted marketing
Technology development
Procurement of resources

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QUESTION 63

Which statement best describes open source software?

The primary enhancements are made by teenagers
It is a very insecure operating system because of its huge security holes
It is more reliable than traditional software because it is subject to more rigorous code review
It is more costly than propriety software

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QUESTION 64

An important development in information systems in the 1990s was the concept of an information system that is an integral component of a business process, products and services that it helps a company gain a competitive advantage. This type of system is known as:

A management information system
A strategic information system
An executive support system
A knowledge-based system

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QUESTION 65

An example of an information system is:

Smoke signals
A library’s card catalog
Your book bag
All of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 66

Banks use which of the following technologies for processing checks?

Voice response
MICR
Laser printers
None of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 67

According to your text, a firm can survive and succeed in the long run if it successfully develops strategies to confront five competitive forces that shape the structure of competition in its industry. When a firm develops ways to differentiate their products and services from their competitors’, which competitive strategy are they pursuing?

Differentiation
Alliance
Rivalry
Threat

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QUESTION 68

Microcomputers:

Are usually referred to today as personal computer
Are another name for PDAs (like BlackBerry)
Are the next generation of small computers that are expected to be the next major advance in the computer field
None of the answers are correct

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QUESTION 69

________ is the video monitor technology that resembles as television, while ________ is the video monitor technology that is used in flat screen monitors.

TV, CRT
TV, LCD
LCD, CRT
CRT, LCD

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QUESTION 70

An information system that handles sales and inventory processing, and processes daily business updates would be classified as a(n) _______________.

a transaction processing system
a decision support system
a management information system
an executive information system

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QUESTION 71

The most commonly use database structure today is:

Network
Flat file
Object-oriented
Relational

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QUESTION 72

If a system is one of the components of a larger system, it is considered a(n) _______________.

environment
feedback loop
subsystem
interface

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QUESTION 73

Knowledge-creating companies exploit two kinds of knowledge – explicit and tacit knowledge. Explicit knowledge deals with:

Data, documents, things written down or stored on computers
“How-tos” knowledge, which resides in workers
Ability to use data mining techniques to capture external information
All of the choices are correct

 

 

 

 

 

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QUESTION 74

Data modeling is an important business process because:

It identifies relationships like can a customer have more than one account or can an employee have several pay rates
It defines the structure of the database and defines what information can be attained from the database
It determines what type of database will be implemented
All of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 75

The idea of data resource management is:

That database administrators must be proactive in dealing with database issues like physical and logical designs
A companies managers must be involved in data management and understand the needs of the stakeholders to manage the company’s data assets
Deals with the correct back-up plan for a database to ensure that vital information is not lost
Deals with the people resources in a database operation

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QUESTION 76

Traditional business improvement includes:

Top-down participation
Long time requirements
Brand new business processes
Incremental levels of change

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QUESTION 77

According to your text, a central source of data that have been cleaned, transformed and cataloged so they can be used by managers and other business professionals for business analysis, market research and decision support is called a:

Data mart
Data warehouse
Transaction processing mart
Data depository

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QUESTION 78

Within a customer file, one __________ would contain all the data such as name, address and phone number about a particular customer.

Table
Field
Record
None of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 79

Some of the career possibilities that exist for people choosing to information technology specialist include:

Software developers and programmers
Network and database managers
Web site designers, developers and cybersecurity specialists
All choices are correct

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QUESTION 80

The physical design stage of database development:

A. Develops a model of business processes
Translates conceptual models into the data models
Determines the data storage structures and access methods
Defines the information needs of end users in a business process

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QUESTION 81

A software suite is best described as a(n):

A group of general purpose application programs
Application specific programs
System management programs
System development programs

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QUESTION 82

The following is true about distributed databases:

They can provide a level of redundancy in the event of a catastrophic event
It can create smaller databases that are easier to manage
They create challenges in maintaining data accuracy as data may be updated in one location and not others thus creating inconsistencies in the data
All the answers are correct

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QUESTION 83

Your text outlines five basic competitive strategies that a company can use to counter the threats of competitive forces that shape the structure of competition in its industry. Expanding a company’s product offering into global markets is an example of a(n):

Cost leadership strategy
Differentiation strategy
Alliance strategy
Growth strategy

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QUESTION 84

When a company purchase COTS product:

The typically have no rights to the intellectual property rights of the product
Can modify the program to fit their specific needs
Typically get access to the source code to allow proper software installation
All the choices are correct

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QUESTION 85

A production manager needs a system to help determine how much product to manufacture based on the expected sales associated with a future promotion, plus the location and availability of the raw materials necessary to manufacture the product. What type of system would meet this manager’s needs?

Transaction processing system  
Process control system  
Enterprise collaboration system  
Decision support system  

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QUESTION 86

In the information systems concept, the output function involves:

Capturing and assembling elements that enter the system to be processed
Transformation processes that convert input into output
Transferring elements that have been produced by a transformation process to their ultimate destination
Monitoring and evaluating feedback to determine whether a system is moving toward the achievement of its goal

 

 

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QUESTION 87

The following are ethical concerns that management faces:

Possible misuse of data gathered by a company’s information system about the company’s customers
Possible misuse of a company’s information system unauthorized outside use of a company’s information technology resources
Possible fraud perpetrated against the company’s customers by criminals imitating the company
All choices are correct

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QUESTION 88

A company implements information systems linked by the Internet and extranets to support strategic business relationships with customers, suppliers and other business partners. This is an example of using information technology to pursue which competitive strategy?

Cost leadership
Differentiation
Innovation
Alliance

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QUESTION 89

According to the text, which of the following is not true of Mainframes?

Mainframes usage is growing.
Mainframes are large, fast, and powerful.
Mainframes can be used as superservers for networks
All of the choices are correct.

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QUESTION 90

According to your text, the most important software component for many computer users today is the once simple and limited but now powerful and feature-rich:

Word processing application
Electronic messaging system
Web browser
Database management system

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QUESTION 91

The function of an output device is to:

Convert data into an electronic machine-readable form for direct entry into a computer system
Perform the arithmetic and logic functions required in computer processing
Convert electronic information produced by the computer system into human-intelligible form for presentation to end-users
Store the data and program instructions needed for processing

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QUESTION 92

A customer-focused business can build customer value and loyalty by:

Making a loyal customer feel special with website personalization
Letting customers check order history and delivery status
Letting customers place orders directly or through distribution partners
All of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 93

What is(are) company’s information systems functions?

Input and store data the company considers important to its business functions
Process the data in a form that produces information useful for managerial decision making
Process the data into information that can be used by the operations people in a company to carry out their daily tasks necessary for the company’s operation
All choices are correct

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QUESTION 94

A virtual company is one that:

Uses information technology to link people, organization, assets and ideas
A company that has no literal store front anywhere
A company that allows its employees to telecommute thus creating a network of its employees possibly all over the world
A company that seeks to outsource as many functions as possible to create an organization that needs no physical office or production space

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QUESTION 95

The most common output trend is:

Printed reports and documents
Audio responses
Voice responses
Video displays

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QUESTION 96

Which of the following would NOT be considered hardware resources?

Microcomputer systems, midrange computer systems and large mainframe computer systems
Keyboards and electronic mice
Magnetic and optical disks
Programs and procedures

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QUESTION 97

Business process engineering includes:

Bottom-up participation
Short time requirements
Improved new versions of current processes
Radical levels of change

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QUESTION 98

An Extranet is:

An Internet-like network connecting business partners
An Internet-like network that is used inside an enterprise
Another name that referrers to the Internet
The same as and Ethernet network

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QUESTION 99

Which one of the following statements would best describe a network server?

Support applications with heavy mathematical computing and graphics display demands such as computer-aided design (CAD)
Used to coordinate telecommunications and resource sharing in small local area networks (LANs) and Internet and intranet web sites
Designed for convenient mobile communications and computing using touch screens
All of the choices are correct

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QUESTION 100

Fifth generation languages, which are designed to be as much as possible like spoken languages, are referred to as:

Natural languages
Macro languages
Generator languages
Assembler languages