|The decision about team members' roles and authorities is made during the ________ phase of a project.|
|One can use Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer to tailor the look and feel of SharePoint sites. However, some software developers use Microsoft Visual Studio to customize the sites. What is the reason behind this?|
Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer is more expensive than Visual Studio.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer does not allow file sharing and Web publishing.
Visual Studio provides greater customization and control.
Collaboration sites cannot be built using Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer.
|The use of a conference call is an example of ________ communication.|
|A critical aspect of content management is the authority to manage data. Some are allowed to create, edit, and delete content, others are restricted to edit, and still others are restricted to a read-only status. This is managed through ________.|
Improve the tracking of shared content
Give control over the changes to documents to particular users
Provide version control of documents
Limit the actions that can be taken by any particular user
|Which of the following is an asynchronous communication technology where it is easy to identify the people who have not responded to a request?|
|Which of the following phases of a project is characterized by task status reporting?|
|Project teams should document project results and learnings. Which of the following is the phase in which the teams perform this?|
|Isabel, an HR manager and two of her executives are discussing a candidate's application. They examine his qualifications and experience. Isabel also tries to gauge his cultural fit with their team before deciding to hire the person. This is an example of ________ decision-making|
|Once SharePoint is set up on a server computer, users need only a browser to use it. Identify the browser which is most likely to give them the best experience.|
The office lacks a communication system.
Seema's content management skills are questionable
Seema seems to be poor in workflow management
Bryan needs to learn to receive feedback.
The level of competitive advantage that an organization possesses is dependent on technology.
The most important purpose of technology is to outperform the competition
An organization's goals and objectives are determined by its competitive strategy.
Most organizations use competition as a benchmark for selecting technology.
value of the outputs
cost of the activities
Cost of the outputs
value of the product/service
|Mae manages delivery at a custom-kitchen outlet. Working with her customer's specifications, she contacts Gem Cabinets and places an order for a full-motion wall mount. Which of the following primary activities is Mae performing here?|
|Which of the following situations represents strong bargaining power of suppliers?|
Coffee farmers during an extended frost season
Fashion outlet during recessionary times
Bank liquidating during fire sale
Oil-exporting countries during a low price season for gas
|An automobile company decides to improve the quality of all its products and bring more variety into its product line. The company has decided to adopt ________.|
|A new drug that has shown promise in curing lung cancer has been discovered by a famous chemical laboratory. This is the only drug effective for treatment of this disease. The laboratory obtains a patent for the product and decides to sell it. This situation is characterized by a ________.|
low bargaining power of suppliers
high bargaining power of customers
high threat of new entrants
low threat of substitutions
Used car dealerships
Ivy league universities
Corner latte shops
Process designs attract very little employee resistance.
Business process designs should be accompanied by a change in management
Business process designs do not involve change in procedures
Most process designs require people to work in new ways
|Huen Software, an application provider to the gaming industry, decided to increase its portfolio by developing 3-D graphics-supported games for the mobile gaming industry. By doing this, which competitive strategy is Huen Software implementing?|
Reduction of cost
Creation of entry barriers
locking in of suppliers
|Which of the following terms best represent the activity of transforming raw materials into a finished product or service?|
|Which of the following components constitute the human side of IS?|
data and procedures
hardware, people, and data
People and procedures
Software and people
|As CEO of a large organization, you had asked the human resources manager to send you information about the rate of employee turnover in your organization for the last quarter. The manager sends you the salary details of new hires during the same period. The information is likely to be of little use to you because it is ________.|
|Marjorie recently created a viable and innovative process to streamline the work flow in her department. She developed an accurate model of the new process that clearly indicated how the process would apply to and improve the current practices in the department. However, when presenting her idea to her superiors, Marjorie refused to consider others' suggestions and perspectives and got defensive when people asked her questions. Which of the following cognitive skills does Marjorie need to improve upon?|
|According to the five-component model for IS, the ________ function(s) as the instructions for the hardware in an information system.|
|A security protocol for logging in to a computer is an example of the ________ component of an information system.|
|As production manager at a bottling plant for a cola manufacturer, you receive reports containing figures for raw materials from last year, but stated as the current year's. This information would qualify as bad information because it is ________.|
too narrow in scope
|Which of the following is an example of computer hardware?|
A user manual
a computer monitor
data in a USB drive
|Which of the following would be the most disruptive to an organization while implementing an information system?|
Changing reporting relationships
Installing new hardware components
Developing new programs
creating new databases
|Vera Lewis, an employee of Akme Corp. since three years, is in the process of developing a login password. Which of the following is a password that is strong and easy for Vera to remember?|