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51) Which of the following is a reason why discussion forums are better than emails in asynchronous communication? A) They are best suited to transmit personalized information. B) They facilitate real-time communication between participants. C) They keep the discussion from getting off track. D) They ensure that all team members are involved in the.
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Essay Questions 1) Distinguish between cooperation and collaboration. 2) According to Hackman, what are the three primary criteria for judging team success? 3) What is the difference between structured and unstructured decisions? Give an example of each. 4) Explain why structured decisions seldom require collaboration. 5) Are most strategic decisions unstructured? Give an example.
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31) Which of the following statements is consistent with the central idea of business process design? A) Technology should be used to supplement the existing value chain. B) Business processes should not focus on the core competencies of organizations. C) Organizations should create new business processes rather than improve existing systems. D) Technology should.
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21) DSL modems use their own protocols for data transmission. 22) Cable modems modulate in such a way that their signals interfere with TV signals. 23) Broadband lines typically have transmission speeds less than 56 Kbps. 24) TCP/IP Protocol architecture is a scheme of four protocol types arranged in layers. 25) HTTPS is the.
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41) Mobile devices cannot be connected through cloud. 42) Mobile systems offer the potential of just-in-time data, which is data delivered to the user at the precise time it is needed. 43) Just-in-time data improves the premium on the ability to memorize vast quantities of product data. 44) A user interface (UI) is.
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11) The cache and main memory are nonvolatile. 12) Volatile memory devices can store data without using external power. 13) A 64-bit processor is needed to effectively utilize more than 4GB of memory. 14) Program instructions for programs such as Microsoft Excel, are stored in the main memory of a computer. 15) Magnetic and.
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21) Which of the following database administration tasks is related to adaptation? A) monitoring backup procedures B) conducting training for users C) monitoring database performance D) managing configuration changes in systems 22) A ________ is a collection of forms, reports, queries, and programs that process a database. A) database application B) database design C) data field D) data model 23).
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Essay Questions 1) Describe the process by which organizations develop their information systems. 2) Briefly explain Porter's five forces model. 3) What are the four competitive strategies firms can choose from according to Porter's model? 4) Briefly describe the concepts of value, margin, and value chain. 5) List the primary activities in a generic value.
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31) Programs that perform business functions, such as general ledger and accounting, are known as ________. A) application software B) system software C) firmware D) operating systems 32) A spreadsheet program is an example of a(n) ________. A) vertical-market application software B) operating system C) firmware D) horizontal-market application software 33) Which of the following is an example of.
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21) Which of the following value chain activities involves transforming raw materials into a finished product or service? A) operations B) inbound logistics C) marketing D) maintenance 22) Which of the following value chain activities involves collecting, storing, and physically distributing the product to buyers? A) inbound logistics B) operations C) customer service D) outbound logistics 23) Which of the.
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41) RedDart is a premium freight provider in the United States. The company offers premium shipment services to its customers. The company ships faster than its competitors and uses tamperproof containers to ship its products. RedDart distinguishes itself from competitors by ________. A) providing an enhanced service B) locking in its suppliers C).
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41) Web pages include hyperlinks, which are pointers to other Web pages. 42) The term "cloud" is used to refer to the elastic leasing of pooled computer resources over the Internet. 43) One of the advantages of cloud-based hosting is the in-depth visibility of security and disaster preparedness. 44) An organization that provides.
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31) An organization defines the rules that govern a project that it needs to undertake and the people who should perform the tasks. The project is in the ________ phase of project management. A) starting B) finalizing C) doing D) planning 32) The decision about team members' roles and authorities is made during the ________.
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True/False Questions 1) A computer network is a collection of computers that communicate with one another over transmission lines or wirelessly. 2) A computer network between Seattle and Philadelphia is made possible through a LAN. 3) A university would use a WAN to connect its campuses in two cities. 4) With a WAN,.
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51) A data integrity problem will occur only if ________. A) there are multiple administrators B) data are duplicated C) the database is very large D) there are complex relationships 52) Every table in a normalized database has ________. A) duplicated data model B) single theme C) maximum cardinality D) specialized query format 53) Identify the first step in transforming.
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Multiple Choice Questions 1) The purpose of a(n) ________ is to keep track of things. A) cloud B) database C) storage folder D) application software 2) Which of the following is the smallest data element in a database? A) field B) record C) byte D) file 3) The columns in a database are called ________. A) records B) tables C) files D).
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11) ABC Motors is the largest manufacturer of cars. The company purchases raw materials from many small-sized sellers across the globe. In this case, ABC Motors is characterized by ________. A) very low threat of substitute products B) high bargaining power over its suppliers C) very low threat of new entrants to market D).
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51) Thin-client applications are limited by the capabilities of the ________. A) programing language B) browser C) hardware D) operating system 52) A ________ is a small, lightweight, power-conserving, computing device that is capable of wireless access. A) PC B) mainframe computer C) server D) mobile device 53) Which of the following is an example of a mobile device? A) smartphone B).
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31) TCP provides internet routing and IP provides reliable internet transport. 32) ICANN controls the assignment of all IP addresses, both public and private. 33) If you had a private IP address for your computer, every time you moved it, the Internet would have to update its addressing mechanisms to route traffic.
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21) In the inbound logistics activity of a value chain, the manufacturer receives, stores, and disseminates inputs to the product. 22) Outbound logistics refer to transforming inputs into the final product. 23) A furniture manufacturer delivers products to its customers' houses. This is an example of inbound logistics. 24) The primary activity of.
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31) The central idea of business process design is that organizations should automate or improve their existing functional systems. 32) Most of the value in a service company is generated by inbound logistics. 33) Each activity in a business process is a business function that receives inputs and produces outputs. 34) The cost.
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41) Business processes that span value-generating activities determine the scope and requirements of each organization's information systems. 42) Organizations cannot gain a competitive advantage by enhancing existing products or services. 43) Creating a new product to add value to customers is an example of using product implementations to achieve competitive advantage. 44) An.
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Multiple Choice Questions 1) Which of the following factors determines the structure, features, and functions of an information system used in a company? A) the competitive strategy B) the value of its brands C) the size of the company D) the technology used by competitors 2) Porter's five forces model is used to assess ________. A) industry.
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11) Metadata are ________. A) data stored on the main server B) error logs of databases C) data that describe data D) encrypted data transmissions 12) A(n) ________ is a program used to create, process, and administer a database. A) operating system B) DBMS C) KMS D) data mart 13) Which of the following is an example of a.
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31) A data model describes data, whereas a database explains the relationships among the data that will be stored in the database. 32) In data models, physical objects are represented as entities, whereas logical constructs and transactions are represented as attributes. 33) Attributes are used to describe characteristics of entities. 34) An identifier.
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41) Machine code ________. A) is written in high-level languages B) cannot be modified by humans C) is usually written by humans D) is the simplest mode of communicating with computers 42) Which of the following statements is true of closed source projects? A) Only users and developers are allowed to alter the source code in.
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31) ________ is an example of a personal DBMS. A) SQL Server B) DB2 C) Oracle Database D) Access 32) A ________ describes the data and relationships that will be stored in a database. A) data aggregator B) query model C) data model D) data application 33) An administrator should create ________ before developing a database design. A).
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Multiple Choice Questions 1) A computer ________ is a collection of computers that communicate with one another over transmission lines or wirelessly. A) database B) application C) network D) server 2) Which of the following is the distinguishing feature of a LAN as compared to a WAN? A) single location B) number of users C).
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11) The World Wide Web sponsors committees that create and publish protocols and other standards. 12) Wired LAN connections use a protocol standard called Ethernet to communicate. 13) Wired LAN connections use the IEEE 802.3 protocol, while wireless LAN connections use the IEEE 802.11 protocol. 14) NICs which support 10/100/1000 Ethernet allow.
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11) A furniture dealer offering a wide variety of designs to premium customers alone is following an industry-wide cost leadership strategy. 12) Providing the lowest cost across an industry can be referred to as focused cost-leadership. 13) Focused differentiation refers to providing a better product or service within an industry segment. 14) A.
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21) Both client and server computers need an operating system. 22) Native applications are programs that are written to use a particular operating system. 23) Native applications are sometimes called thick-client applications. 24) A thin-client application is designed to run within a computer browser such as FireFox, Chrome, Opera, and Internet Explorer. 25) Thin-client.
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41) Which of the following is true of N:M relationships? A) The number of entities on each side must be equal. B) They are common examples of minimum cardinalities. C) They are also called one-to-many relationships. D) They can have more than one entity on each side of the relationship. 42) A student management system.
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True/False Questions 1) An organization's goals and objectives are determined by its competitive strategy. 2) Organizational strategy begins with the formation of a value chain. 3) A major drawback associated with Porter's five forces model is that it ignores the rivalry among firms in the industry. 4) A major drawback of Porter's five forces.
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11) A ________ is equivalent to 1,024 bytes. A) gigabyte B) kilobyte C) terabyte D) megabyte 12) 10 TB is equivalent to ________ gigabytes. A) 10,240 B) 1,000 C) 1,024 D) 102.4 13) To run a program or process data, the computer first transfers the program or data from disk to the ________. A) cache memory B) main memory C) input device D).
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41) Project metadata is data that is ________. A) part of the collaboration's work product B) utilized to manage the project C) developed to design new offerings D) used in documents to describe recommended solutions 42) Which of the following is an example of project data? A) list of project tasks B) schedule C) budget D) design document 43) Which.
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True/False Questions 1) Hardware includes electronic components that are used to input, process, output, and store data. 2) All hardware today has, at least to the level that is important to us, more or less the same components. 3) A CPU is an example of an input device. 4) The CPU stores.
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11) Describe the challenges that an organization will face when changing business processes. 12) Summarize how organizations determine the scope and requirements of their information systems. 13) Briefly explain the process implementation competitive strategies. 14) Explain the concept of switching costs with an example. 15) What are the areas that provide opportunity for technological.
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Multiple Choice Questions 1) Which of the following devices is used during the processing stage of computing? A) UPC reader B) main memory C) printer D) bar code scanner 2) Which of the following is an input hardware device? A) plotter B) bar code scanner C) projector D) printer 3) Which of the following is an.
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