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21) Which of the following is true for business process reengineering? A) Business process reengineering is efficient, fast, and economical. B) Business process reengineering, when combined with ERP, has a 100 percent success rate. C) In the process of business process reengineering, systems analysts need to interview key personnel throughout the organization to.
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Essay 1) Briefly describe how organizational strategy determines the structure of information systems. 2) Describe Porter's five forces model. 3) What are the four competitive strategies based on Porter's five forces model? 4) How does competitive strategy determine value chain structure? .
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True or False 1) Databases are required to keep track of things that involve multiple themes. 2) A database is a self-describing collection of integrated records. 3) Bytes, which are characters of data, are grouped into rows, which are also called tables. 4) Columns are also called fields. 5) A field is a column or.
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Multiple Choice 1) The competitive strategy followed by an organization is derived from its ________. A) function B) structure C) profits D) goals 2) The competitive strategy of an organization determines its ________. A) industry rivals B) short-term goals C) value chains D) structure 3) In which of the following situations would the suppliers have the strongest bargaining power? A).
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21) Collecting, storing, and physically distributing the product to buyers describes which of the following primary activities? A) inbound logistics B) sales and marketing C) outbound logistics D) operations/management 22) Inducing buyers to purchase the product and providing a means for them to do so describes which of the following primary activities? A) inbound logistics B) sales.
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Multiple Choice 1) ________ occur(s) when data are isolated in separated information systems. A) Walled garden B) Information silos C) Scheduling D) System integration 2) Which of the following is true for personal information systems? A) Personal information systems that support a particular department are sometimes called departmental information systems. B) Because one is the sole user of.
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31) Enterprise resource planning is ________. A) a suite of applications, a database, and a set of inherent processes for consolidating business operations into a single, consistent, computing platform B) a suite of applications, a database, and a set of inherent processes for managing all the interactions with the customer, from lead.
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Essay 1) What is a business process? Define activities. 2) List the components of a business process. 3) Briefly describe a repository. 4) What are resources in a business process? 5) Describe the process of automation against the background of the five-component framework of an information system. .
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21) Porter's model of business activities includes linkages, which are interactions across value activities. 22) Firm infrastructure excludes general management, finance, accounting, legal, and government affairs. 23) Business processes implement value chains or portions of value chains. 24) Supporting activities contribute to a margin and are easier to calculate than primary activities. 25) Manufacturing.
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21) Accurate information is information that is based on correct and complete data, and has been processed correctly as expected. 22) Just barely sufficient information is information that is sufficient for the purpose for which it is generated, but only so. 23) A well-formatted report is characteristic of good information. 24) Relevant information.
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9) Explain value chain linkages. 10) How did Porter define technology, human resources and firm infrastructure? 11) Describe the support activities in a value chain. 12) What is the criterion on which business processes should run? 13) How can one develop competitive strategies using products? How can information systems help in the process? .
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True or False 1) Competitive strategy determines an organization's value chain. 2) Porter originally developed the five forces model in order to understand organizations' competitive environment. 3) According to Porter's five forces model, a company is profitable if all the five competitive forces are strong. 4) The bargaining power of competitors is one of.
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21) Database developers use the ________ to create relationships in the database. A) DBMS B) metadata C) rows D) columns 22) Which of the following is a function of the DBMS? A) considering multiuser processing B) mastering database application programs C) preparing reports D) processing the database 23) For which of the following operations do applications use DBMS? A) send e-mails B).
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True or False 1) The existence of information silos helps resolve any problems that may arise due to isolated information systems. 2) Scheduling of groundskeeping is an example of a personal information system. 3) A workgroup information system is an information system that is shared by a group of people for a.
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11) The IEEE 802.3 protocol standard is also known as ________. A) TCP/IP B) Ethernet C) Bluetooth D) HTTP 12) Which protocol standard used for wired LAN connections specifies hardware characteristics, such as which wires carry which signals? A) intranet B) WiMax C) Ethernet D) EVDO 13) Which of the following statements about LAN protocols is true? A) The access point.
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21) Most homes and small businesses use ________ because they receive more data than they transmit. A) SDSL B) ISDN C) ADSL D) PPP 22) Businesses that need DSL lines that have the same receiving and transmitting speeds would use ________. A) SDSL B) ADSL C) ISDN D) PPP 23) Which of the following is true of cable modems? A) Cable.
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31) An individual buying a computer program ________. A) accrues liability for the usage of the program B) can install the program on multiple computers C) just buys a license to use the product D) can also use most other programs using the license 32) ________ is a form of hardware/software leasing in which organizations.
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11) Information silos arise as a result of ________. A) the individual users of personal information systems B) interenterprise information system's involvement to find solutions to problems arising within two or more enterprises C) an organization's plan to create them D) an organization's growth and increasing use of information systems 12) An information silo is.
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Multiple Choice 1) Which device listed below is an example of an output hardware device? A) keyboard B) flatbed plotter C) CPU D) magnetic disk 2) Which of the following is considered to be input hardware? A)  keyboard B) video display C) speakers D)  plotter 3) Which of the following is sometimes called the "brain" of the computer? A) magnetic disk B) special.
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Multiple Choice 1) The distinguishing characteristic of a LAN is ________. A) that it connects multiple locations B) that it connects at a single location C) that it is a network of networks D) that all lines need not reside on the company's premises 2) A ________ connects computers at different geographic locations. A) LAN B) WAN C) VPN D).
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True or False 1) Hardware consists of electronic components and related gadgetry that input, process, output, and store data according to instructions encoded in computer programs or software. 2) Printers are examples of output hardware. 3) A flatbed plotter is an example of an input device. 4) The CPU selects instructions, processes them, performs.
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6) Define information. 7) Explain data with an example. 8) Define accurate information. Why is an information system providing accurate information crucial to an organization? 9) Explain the importance of timeliness of information in an organization. 10) In some cases, developing systems that provide information in near real time is much more difficult.
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11) According to Porter, to be effective the organization's goals, objectives, culture, and activities must be consistent with the organization's strategy 12) A business that selects a differentiation strategy would structure itself around least-cost activities. 13) Organizations analyze the structure of their industry, and, using that analysis, they formulate a competitive strategy. 14).
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11) Routers convert digital data into analog signals. 12) DSL operates on the same lines as voice telephones. 13) Leased lines are also called PSDN. 14) Most homes and small businesses do not use ADSL because they receive more data than they transmit. 15) Asymmetrical digital subscriber lines meet performance level guarantees by offering.
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31) Which of the following is true of database application? A) A database can have only one application, and each application may have one user. B) It is a language that processes information in a database management system. C) Application programs process logic that is specific to a given business need. D) It uses.
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11) Define relevant information. Explain the importance of relevant information in an organizational context. 12) Explain the importance of just barely sufficient information in the information age we live in. 13) What are the costs associated with information? When is information considered to be worth its cost? 14) List the two major benefits.
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Multiple Choice 1) The purpose of a database is to ________. A) use special technology to monitor a single theme B) design, write, test, troubleshoot, and maintain the source code of computer programs C)  use a logical data model of information to describe and build architectures D) keep track of things that involve more than.
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