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21) Which of the following is true about operating systems software? A) Both client and server computers need to run on the same operating system. B) The operating system performs a majority of application-specific tasks. C) Both client and server computers need an operating system. D) A single version operating system can be used.
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31) Which of the following is a primary activity in the value chain? A) process of finding vendors B) setting up contractual arrangements C) negotiating prices D) delivering products to consumers 32) ________ includes general management, finance, accounting, legal, and government affairs. A) Human resources B) Research and development C) Firm infrastructure D) Operations management 33) Porter's model of business.
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11) Most organizations develop their own database management systems. 12) DB2 is a popular DBMS product that is licensed from Microsoft. 13) A DBMS is also referred to as a database. 14) Hypertext Markup Language is an international standard language for processing a database. 15) SQL statements can be issued directly to the DBMS.
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21) According to Porter, to be effective, the organization's goals and activities must be consistent with the organization's ________. A) structure B) competitors C) strategy D) workforce 22) Porter defined ________ as the amount of money that a customer is willing to pay for a resource, product, or service. A) margin B) profit C) price D) value 23) Which of.
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11) Information silos arise as a result of ________. A) data integration across several information systems within an organization B) the sharing of an inter-enterprise information system with several organizations C) too many users depending on a single enterprise-wide information system D) data being isolated in systems that are separated across different organizational levels 12).
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31) Value chains exist in service-oriented companies. 32) Inbound and outbound logistics are the primary value generators in a service-oriented company. 33) Business processes implement value chains or portions of value chains. 34) Each value chain is supported by one or more business processes. 35) No matter what competitive strategy is being used, the.
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10) What is unique about Linux as an operating system? 11) What are the different categories of application programs? 1. Horizontal-market application software provides capabilities common across all organizations and industries. Word processors, graphics programs, spreadsheets, and presentation programs are all horizontal-market application software. Examples of such software are Microsoft Word, Excel,.
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Multiple Choice 1) Which of the following statements is true of personal information systems? A) Personal information systems that support a particular department are called workgroup information systems. B) Adapting to changes in personal information systems is extremely difficult and time consuming. C) Personal information systems have only a single user and so procedures.
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11) In some cases, developing systems that provide data in near real time is much more difficult and expensive than producing data a few hours later. Provide an example that supports this statement. 12) Describe relevant data. Explain the importance of relevant data in an organizational context. 13) Explain the importance of.
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Multiple Choice 1) Which of the following statements is true about cloud computing? A) The elastic leasing of pooled computer resources over the Internet is called the cloud. B) A cloud is a peer-to-peer network used to share data between users. C) Cloud-based hosting does not operate over the Internet. D) Any network of servers.
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Multiple Choice 1) A competitive strategy followed by an organization is derived from the ________ of its industry. A) function B) structure C) profits D) goals 2) A competitive strategy of an organization determines its ________. A) industry rivals B) short-term goals C) value chains D) structure 3) Porter originally developed the five forces model to determine the ________. A) potential profitability.
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21) Reports in database applications provide security, data consistency, and special-purpose processing. 22) All traditional databases require the Internet to transmit traffic between a user's computer and a DBMS server computer. 23) In single-user databases, the application, the DBMS, and the database all reside on a user's computer. 24) Traditional database application.
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Multiple Choice 1) The purpose of a database is to ________. A) test and troubleshoot newly installed software B) design the source code for computer programs C) describe and build computer architectures D) store lists of data involving multiple themes 2) A ________ is a self-describing collection of integrated records. A) datasheet B) spreadmart C) database D) dataspace 3) Which of.
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True or False 1) Cloud resources are pooled because many different organizations use the same physical hardware. 2) Cloud vendors do not benefit from economies of scale. 3) Service oriented architecture (SOA) is a way of designing computer programs so that they can be combined flexibly. 4) As standard practice, customers are regularly updated.
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11) A ________ is a system of hardware and software that stores user data in many different geographical locations and makes that data available on demand. A) virtual private network B) content delivery network C) mobile virtual network D) local area network 12) Which of the following is a disadvantage of a content delivery network? A).
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Multiple Choice 1) Which of the following is considered input hardware? A) keyboards B) printers C) speakers D) screen projectors 2) Which of the following is an output hardware device? A) keyboard B) flatbed plotter C) CPU D) magnetic disk 3) A computer with a quad-processor has ________ CPUs. A) eight B) four C) two D) sixteen 4) Computers represent data using binary digits, called ________. A).
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11) A content delivery network (CDN) services a user's request using the geographically closest server. 12) Content delivery networks (CDNs) increase Web sites' load time. 13) A routing server determines which CDN server should respond to a request in real-time. 14) Content delivery networks (CDNs) are used to store and deliver content that.
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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) SQL stands for ________. A) Standard Query Language B) Secondary Query Language C) Structured Query Language D) Simplified Query Language 22) ________ is an international standard language that is used for processing a database. A) Hypertext Markup Language B) Dynamic HTML C) Structured Query Language D) Sybase Language 23) One of the important functions of a DBMS is to.
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7) Describe the primary activities in a value chain using an example. 8) What is a value chain? List the primary activities in a value chain. a. Inbound logistics–deals with receiving, storing, and disseminating inputs to the product. b. Operations–involves transforming inputs into the final product. c. Outbound logistics–deals with collecting, storing, and physically.
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True or False 1) Hardware consists of electronic components that input, process, output, and store data. 2) The central processing unit is referred to as the brain of the computer. 3) The CPU performs arithmetic and logical comparisons and stores results of operations in memory. 4) The speed and costs of central processing units.
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True or False 1) Databases are required to keep track of lists with multiple themes. 2) A database is a self-describing collection of integrated records. 3) Bytes, which are characters of data, are grouped into rows in a database. 4) In a database, columns are also called records. 5) In a database, the collection of.
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31) Traditional database application programs are written in object-oriented languages like ________. A) Information Systems Base Language B) VisualBasic C) Datalog D) Structured Query Language 32) Which of the following is true of browser-based database applications? A) They are written in object-oriented languages like Structured Query Language. B) The application, DBMS, and the database all reside on.
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11) If customers perceive the benefits of an alternative to be similar to that of a product, then the ________. A) switching cost is high B) price of the product should be increased to retain market share C) threat from the substitute is strong D) customers' bargaining power decreases 12) Which of the following is.
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7) Explain the four major nonmobile client operating systems and their functions. 1. The most popular is Microsoft Windows. Some version of Windows resides on more than 85 percent of the world's desktops, and when considering just business users, the figure is more than 95 percent. The most recent client version.
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11) A(n) ________ is a program that controls a computer's resources. A) cache B) operating system C) CPU D) bus 12) When a user needs to load more data into an existing program, which of the following instructions will an operating system direct the CPU to attempt? A) wait for the existing program to be closed B).
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