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81) For applications that need to process databases over the Internet, the application serves as an intermediary between the ________ and the database. 82) Characters of information are represented by individual ________. 83) A(n) ________ is software that is used to create, process, and administer a database. 84) A(n) ________ is another name.
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61) In the context of Porter's five forces model, customer's bargaining power refers to A) a customer's ability to create barriers to entry. B) a customer's ability to alter his/her value chain. C) a customer's ability to integrate IT. D) a customer's ability to negotiate better prices. E) a customer's ability to create substitutes. 62) Which.
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101) Forms and reports are usually part of a database ________. 102) What are the differences between a database and a spreadsheet? 103) Explain the difference between a primary key and a foreign key. 104) What is a database application? 105) Discuss the challenges for a multiuser database application. 106) Describe the use of a.
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111) What is meant by effectiveness? 112) What are primary activities? 113) What is meant by increasing efficiency? 114) How can IT increase productivity? 115) What are three ways that value can be created by Information Technology investments? 116) What are the primary activities in Porter's value chain model? Give an example of an IS.
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81) A ________ lists the items ordered and the quantity requested of each item. 82) The ________ process works to balance the demands from customers with the inventory purchased from suppliers. 83) When stock in inventory hits a critical point, it is called the ________ point. 84) The most common definition of information.
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41) "Doing the right things" refers to A) efficiency. B) social responsibility. C) improved quality. D) effectiveness. E) sustainability. 42) A value chain (is) A) a group of activities that improve the effectiveness of a good or service. B) describes how a product moves through a distribution channel. C) a group of activities that improve the efficiency of a.
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1) A database is a self-describing collection of integrated records. 2) Special data called structured data describes the structure of the database. 3) Metadata is data about data. 4) The name of the field, its datatype, and description are examples of metadata. 5) A DBMS is software that helps manage the operating system. 6) A.
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61) Which device listed below is an example of a processing hardware device? A) Main memory B) Keyboard C) Printer D) Magnetic tape E) Touch screen 62) Which device listed below is an example of a storage hardware device? A) Keyboard B) Bar code scanner C) Mouse D) Printer E) Optical disk 63) Linux is an example of A) an application. B) horizontal-market software. C).
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51) Disruptive technologies refer to A) technological innovations that increase the value of existing products in an incremental way. B) technological innovations that cause major disruptions in IT operations. C) technological innovations that decrease the value of existing products. D) technological innovations that repackage attributes of existing products in a totally new way. E) technological.
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21) The only remaining personal DBMS today is Paradox. 22) A spreadsheet is just another type of relational database. 23) Personal DBMS can handle over 100 users. 24) Spreadsheets usually track only one "theme," but databases usually involved more than one "theme." 25) Employees usually insert content directly into a company's website without a.
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101) A customer acts as a(n) ________ in the inventory management process. 102) A network of activities, resources, facilities, and information that interact to achieve some business function is a(n) ________. 103) From a business process viewpoint, a warehouse that stores inventory would be a(n) ________. 104) The payment ________ transforms invoice information.
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31) A database consists of A) rows, tables, instructions. B) metadata, keyboard, relationships. C) tables, instructions, relationships. D) relationships, rows tables. E) CPU, tables, rows. 32) A ________ is a column or group of columns that identifies a unique row in a table. A) record B) relationship C) row D) key E) field 33) ________ are keys in a different table from.
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111) The CPU reads instructions and data from ________ via the data bus. 112) ________ viruses attach themselves to Word, Excel, or other type of documents. 113) The ________ is a computer program that controls all of the computer's resources. 114) ________ like the heartbleed security bug are typically weaknesses in system design.
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1) Primary activities are activities where value is added directly to the product. 2) The increasing reliance on the web for information has created a digital divide between those who have Internet access and those who do not. 3) Threat of government regulation is one of the five forces in Porter's model. 4).
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101) Computer programs like QuickBooks that perform a specific business function are called ________ software. 102) ________ application software serves the needs of a specific industry. 103) ________ application software like a word processor application provides common capabilities across all organizations and industries. 104) Software that is tailor-made for special applications is called.
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81) Labour productivity is the ________ of the Gross Domestic Product of a country divided by the total paid hours worked by the people of that country. 82) ________ activities are activities where value is added directly to the product. 83) A(n) ________ chain is a network of activities that improve the.
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141) What is an operating system? How does it perform memory swapping and why is this important for business? 142) What is the difference between off-the-shelf and custom software? What are the advantages and disadvantages of custom software? 143) What are the different categories of hardware? Give an example of each. 144) Some.
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71) Modern content management systems A) seek out documents located across an organization and actively manage access to the content. B) manage only media files. C) archive documents. D) organize content for corporate web sites. E) manage all aspects of corporate data. 72) Content is closely related to A) intellectual property. B) words. C) software. D) property in the broadest.
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91) Bytes are grouped into columns or ________. 92) A ________ is a self-describing collection of integrated records. 93) A database is a collection of tables, ________, and metadata. 94) Data type and description are examples of ________. 95) The purpose of a database is to keep track of things that involve more than.
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11) As defined by Porter, a value chain is a network of value creating activities. 12) Sales and service would be examples of supporting activities in Porter's value chain model. 13) Accounting functions like accounts receivables would be an example of a supporting activity in Porter's value chain model. 14) An organization's goals.
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41) ________ are used to display formatted data and to generate paper copies of the data. A) Tables B) Forms C) Views D) Reports E) Queries 42) Which of the following techniques is used to resolve the lost-update problem? A) Preemptive updating B) Sharing C) Task switching D) Locking E) Multitasking 43) Which of the following is a file extension name of.
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31) Smart phones combine powerful processors with only voice applications. 32) In most LANs, the DHCP server assigns A) printer drivers. B) IP addresses. C) security warnings. D) routing signals. E) connections to the modem. 33) Which of the following is an example of a protocol? A) GPS B) SDSL C) DNS D) WAN E) IEEE 802.3 34) 1 Mbps stands for A) 1.
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111) Describe the types of systems used during the intelligence gathering step. 112) Describe the types of systems used during the choice step. 113) Describe the types of systems used during the implementation step. 114) What does a transaction processing system support? 115) Describe the types of systems used during the review step. 116) What.
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71) The on-time performance of all your vendors for a specific item would be an example of A) inventory B) data. C) communication. D) information. E) resource. 72) For General Motors, the quantity of tire rims received would be an example of A) communication. B) knowledge. C) data. D) information. E) resource. 73) In an information system, the software and ________ components.
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21) The bargaining power of customers is one of the competitive strategies identified by Porter. 22) Some competitive advantages are less sustainable than others. 23) The systems chosen to support a particular competitive strategy may be evaluated according to the support they give that strategy. 24) A call centre used for customer service.
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21) ISPs cannot commit to offer performance-level guarantees to users. 22) A web crawler is used to find and collect URLs. 23) HTTPS is a protocol for secure communication over the Internet. 24) With symmetric encryption, different keys are used; one key encodes the message, and the other key decodes the message. 25) In.
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11) SQL Server is an open-source DBMS package that is free for most database applications. 12) A DBMS and a database are two different things. 13) A DBMS is a collection of tables, relationships, and metadata. 14) SQL is an international standard language for processing a database. 15) SQL stands for "Standard Query Language." 16).
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71) Ideally, a competitive advantage should be A) industry-wide. B) short term. C) reproducible. D) shared with partners. E) sustainable. 72) The threat of new entrants in an industry is high when A) entry and exit costs are low. B) entry costs are high. C) distribution channels are few. D) entry and exit costs are high. E) few suppliers exist. 73) Porter's.
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61) DSL connection is implemented in ________ media. A) optical fibre cable B) UTP C) wireless D) Ethernet E) transmission 62) Computers and printers on a LAN are connected to a ________ to communicate and transmit messages on the LAN. A) routing table B) switch C) root server D) http server E) TLD 63) IEEE 802.3 is the most popular LAN ________.
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51) A kilobyte is a collection of A) 512 bytes. B) 1024 bytes. C) 1024 megabytes. D) 1024 gigabytes. E) 8 bytes. 52) Bytes consist of ________ bits of memory. A) 2 B) 12 C) 8 D) 4 E) 6 53) Instructions move from main memory into the CPU via the (a) A) network card. B) memory chip. C) operating system. D) data channel. E) cache. 54) Which.
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131) Explain the functions of BIOS. 132) Why will knowing the basics about modern information technology help you in business? 133) Briefly describe how a computer works. 134) How does the Microsoft licensing model differ from an open source licence? 135) What are the difference in functions between a client computer and a server.
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61) SQL is a A) query language. B) database system. C) 3GL. D) 2GL. E) programming language. 62) A(n) ________ DBMS is designed to process large organizational and workgroup databases. A) object-oriented B) network C) relational D) personal E) enterprise 63) SQL stands for A) Structured Query Language. B) Standard Query Language. C) Structured Question Language. D) Simple Query Language. E) Standard Question Language. 64) ________ is an.
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51) A collection of records in a relational database can be called a A) matrix. B) column. C) field. D) row. E) relation. 52) The company Open Text provides companies with "cloud based" A) sales management software. B) document management software. C) Microsoft Office. D) data storage. E) accounting software. 53) Many users prefer to avoid database applications altogether and simply store.
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11) An Access Point converts wired LAN to wireless LAN. 12) Generally speaking, analog signals are better than digital signals. 13) DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) modems require special cables for transmission. 14) Coaxial cable lines offer faster transmission speeds than optical fibre lines. 15) Twisted pair copper lines are used in DSL modems. 16) Satellite.
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