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1. ________ decisions deal with complex problems with broad and long-term ramifications for the organization.
Answer
Tactical-level
Managerial-level
Executive-level
Functional-level
Operational-level
4 points
Question 2
Which of the following is an operating system designed for mobile devices, jointly developed by Nokia, Ericsson, and Psion?
Answer
Mac OS
Android
Linux
Symbian OS
iOS
4 points
Question 3
Which of the following is used by Web services to support the interoperability between machines?
Answer
MySQL
PHP
HTML
XML
Adobe Flash
4 points
Question 4
________, a programming language developed by Sun Microsystems in the early 1990s, is used to add dynamic content to Web pages.
Answer
XML
Visual Basic
Java
HTML
PHP
4 points
Question 5
The high-speed central networks to which many smaller networks can be connected are known as ________.
Answer
last-mile networks
ISPs
private branch exchanges
backbones
Internet exchange points
4 points
Question 6
________ are new technologies, products, or services that eventually surpass the existing dominant technology or product in a market.
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Constructive innovations
Facultative innovations
Disruptive innovations
Extensive innovations
Destructive innovations
4 points
Question 7
A(n) ________ provides a hardware interface, such as plugs and sockets, for connecting to computers.
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input device
port
motherboard
removable storage device
Universal Serial Bus
4 points
Question 8
Data stored on disks is easier and faster to locate than data on magnetic tapes because ________.
Answer
the data on disks is stored in binary form
disks have both mechanical and electronic parts
computers do not have to scan an entire tape to find a specific data file
magnetic tapes store data in tiny magnetic spots
disks have larger and more efficient storage capacities
4 points
Question 9
Which of the following is an example of secondary storage?
Answer
virtual memory
cache memory
read-only memory
hard disk drives
random access memory
4 points
Question 10
In a(n) ________ network all nodes or workstations are connected to a central hub, or concentrator, through which all messages pass.
Answer
star
tree
mesh
bus
ring
4 points
Question 11
________ is a computer networking model in which multiple types of computers are networked together to share data and services.
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Distributed computing
Serial computing
Centralized computing
Mainframe computing
Task computing
4 points
Question 12
Which of the following statements is true about firms pursuing a home-replication strategy?
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They focus on their domestic customers’ needs and wants and merely export their products to generate additional sales.
They attempt to achieve economies of scale by producing identical products in large quantities for a variety of different markets.
They leverage the flexibility offered by a decentralized organization while at the same time reaping economies of scale enjoyed by centralization.
They have a need to create integrated networks between the home office and the multiple local subsidiaries.
They develop products for the global market.
4 points
Question 13
In information systems management, a systems consultant is responsible for ________.
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providing information systems knowledge to external clients
analyzing business requirements and selecting information systems that meet those needs
coding, testing, debugging, and installing programs
managing security measures and disaster recovery
auditing information systems for compliance with internal and external standards
4 points
Question 14
A ________ is any computer on the network, or any software application that uses only the services provided by the server.
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host
client
peer
console
port
4 points
Question 15
While assessing value of the IS infrastructure, ________ value is derived from assessing an investment’s impact on enabling the infrastructure to better meet business processing requirements.
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architectural
economic
compliance
operational
regulatory
4 points
Question 16
In an e-business innovation cycle, after an organization scans the environment for new emerging and enabling technologies, the next step is to ________.
Answer
select the database and data storage advances
create jobs, groups, and processes that are all devoted to scanning the environment
assess the value of the use of technology for customers and internal clients
address the current opportunity to grab customers and market share
match the most promising new technologies with current economic opportunities
4 points
Question 17
Data centers managed by a third party that rents out space to multiple organizational customers are known as ________.
Answer
data ease facilities
datahub stations
multi bay stations
collocation facilities
serial port facilities
4 points
Question 18
During the time of the industrial revolution, some individuals who felt threatened by the changes brought about by technology resorted to protesting against the technology. Identify these individuals.
Answer
Utilitarians
Luddites
Preterists
Utopists
Millenarists
4 points
Question 19
Designed for medical, engineering, or animation and graphics design uses, ________ are optimized for visualization and rendering of three-dimensional models.
Answer
servers
workstations
microcomputers
supercomputers
mainframes
4 points
Question 20
Which of the following is an example of an HTML editor?
Answer
OpenOffice Base
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Microsoft Expression Web
Harvard Graphics
Apple Keynote
4 points
Question 21
Which of the following entities is responsible for managing global and country code top-level domains, as well as global IP number space assignments?
Answer
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
4 points
Question 22
Which of the following statements is true about online privacy?
Answer
A vendor cannot know where you are having the product delivered.
A vendor cannot track the Web pages you look at.
A vendor cannot track what products you examine in detail.
A vendor is not capable of knowing the method of payment you choose to use.
A vendor is not required by law to respect your privacy.
4 points
Question 23
Which of the following actions of a firm suggests that it is using the freemium approach to applying freeconomics?
Answer
reducing the sale price of one item in order to sell something else of value
offering basic services for free, but charging a premium for special features
distributing products to customers without an appreciable cost to anyone
providing free services to customers and getting paid for it by third parties
allowing people to participate and collaborate to create something of value
4 points
Question 24
In an e-business innovation cycle, after a firm executes business innovation for growth, the next step is to ________.
Answer
address the current opportunity to grab customers and market share
assess the value of the use of technology for customers and internal clients
create jobs, groups, and processes that are all devoted to scanning the environment
select the database and data storage advances
match the most promising new technologies with current economic opportunities
4 points
Question 25
Which of the following IS personnel is responsible for coding, testing, debugging, and installing programs?
Answer
a systems analyst
an IS manager
a systems consultant
a programmer
an IS security manager