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  • 1. 
      The decision about team members' roles and authorities is made during the ________ phase of a project.
    • A. 

      Evaluating

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Starting

    • D. 

      Doing


  • 2. 
      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?
    • A. 

      Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer is more expensive than Visual Studio.

    • B. 

      Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer does not allow file sharing and Web publishing.

    • C. 

      Visual Studio provides greater customization and control.

    • D. 

      Collaboration sites cannot be built using Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer.


  • 3. 
      The use of a conference call is an example of ________ communication.
    • A. 

      Sequential

    • B. 

      Synchronous

    • C. 

      Parallel

    • D. 

      Unstructured


  • 4. 
      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 ________.
    • A. 

      Communication rights

    • B. 

      Iterative systems

    • C. 

      Permissions

    • D. 

      Third-party control


  • 5. 
    Version-management systems ________.
    • A. 

      Improve the tracking of shared content

    • B. 

      Give control over the changes to documents to particular users

    • C. 

      Provide version control of documents

    • D. 

      Limit the actions that can be taken by any particular user


  • 6. 
      Which of the following is an asynchronous communication technology where it is easy to identify the people who have not responded to a request?
    • A. 

      Discussion forums

    • B. 

      Wikis

    • C. 

      Surveys

    • D. 

      Email


  • 7. 
      Which of the following phases of a project is characterized by task status reporting?
    • A. 

      Wrapping-up

    • B. 

      Starting

    • C. 

      Planning

    • D. 

      Doing


  • 8. 
    Which of the following elements in SharePoint contain details such as the task is assigned to a particular person, task status, due date, percentage of completion, and predecessor tasks of each task?
    • A. 

      Task calendar

    • B. 

      Task browser

    • C. 

      Task manager

    • D. 

      Task list


  • 9. 
      Project teams should document project results and learnings. Which of the following is the phase in which the teams perform this?
    • A. 

      wrapping-up

    • B. 

      Doing

    • C. 

      Starting

    • D. 

      Planning


  • 10. 
      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
    • A. 

      Managerial

    • B. 

      Operational

    • C. 

      asynchronous

    • D. 

      Unstructured


  • 11. 
      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.
    • A. 

      Mozilla Firefox

    • B. 

      Opera

    • C. 

      Google Chrome

    • D. 

      Internet Explorer


  • 12. 
        Seema John, the floor supervisor at a call center, calls Bryan, a call attendant, into her office. She reports observing a few critical omissions in his calls, a finding supported by recent customer surveys. Bryan feels that Seema is just throwing her weight around. Which aspect of collaboration seems to be dysfunctional in this scenario?
    • A. 

      The office lacks a communication system.

    • B. 

      Seema's content management skills are questionable

    • C. 

      Seema seems to be poor in workflow management

    • D. 

      Bryan needs to learn to receive feedback.


  • 13. 
    Competitive strategy determines the structure, features, and functions of every information system. What is the most likely reason behind this statement?
    • A. 

      The level of competitive advantage that an organization possesses is dependent on technology.

    • B. 

      The most important purpose of technology is to outperform the competition

    • C. 

      An organization's goals and objectives are determined by its competitive strategy.

    • D. 

      Most organizations use competition as a benchmark for selecting technology.


  • 14. 
    Which of the following is most closely associated with the concept of switching costs?
    • A. 

      Increased competition

    • B. 

      Manufacturing efficiency

    • C. 

      Entry barriers

    • D. 

      Effective operations


  • 15. 
    The cost of the business process is the sum of the cost of the inputs and the ________.
    • A. 

      value of the outputs

    • B. 

      cost of the activities

    • C. 

      Cost of the outputs

    • D. 

      value of the product/service


  • 16. 
      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?
    • A. 

      Operations

    • B. 

      Marketing

    • C. 

      customer service

    • D. 

      Inbound logistics


  • 17. 
      Which of the following situations represents strong bargaining power of suppliers?
    • A. 

      Coffee farmers during an extended frost season

    • B. 

      Fashion outlet during recessionary times

    • C. 

      Bank liquidating during fire sale

    • D. 

      Oil-exporting countries during a low price season for gas


  • 18. 
    Which of the following can be considered a support activity in the value chain?
    • A. 

      Operations

    • B. 

      Contract negotiation

    • C. 

      Marketing

    • D. 

      Customer service


  • 19. 
      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. 

      Industry-wide differentiation

    • B. 

      industry-wide cost-leadership

    • C. 

      focused differentiation

    • D. 

      Focused cost-leadership


  • 20. 
      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 ________.
    • A. 

      low bargaining power of suppliers

    • B. 

      high bargaining power of customers

    • C. 

      high threat of new entrants

    • D. 

      low threat of substitutions


  • 21. 
    Which of the following products/services is most likely to face the lowest threat of substitutes?
    • A. 

      Used car dealerships

    • B. 

      Ivy league universities

    • C. 

      Convenience stores

    • D. 

      Corner latte shops


  • 22. 
    Which of the following statements is true of business process designs?
    • A. 

      Process designs attract very little employee resistance.

    • B. 

      Business process designs should be accompanied by a change in management

    • C. 

      Business process designs do not involve change in procedures

    • D. 

      Most process designs require people to work in new ways


  • 23. 
      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?
    • A. 

      Reduction of cost

    • B. 

      Creation of entry barriers

    • C. 

      product differentiation

    • D. 

      locking in of suppliers


  • 24. 
      Which of the following terms best represent the activity of transforming raw materials into a finished product or service?
    • A. 

      Operations

    • B. 

      Inbound logistics

    • C. 

      Marketing

    • D. 

      Maintainance


  • 25. 
    Word 2007 and Adobe photoshop, which provide a set of instructions for the computer, are examples of the ________ component of an information system.
    • A. 

      Procedure

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Hardware

    • D. 

      Database


  • 26. 
      Which of the following components constitute the human side of IS?
    • A. 

      data and procedures

    • B. 

      hardware, people, and data

    • C. 

      People and procedures

    • D. 

      Software and people


  • 27. 
    Which of the following components in the five-component model of IS is considered an actor?
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      Procedures

    • C. 

      Hardware

    • D. 

      Data


  • 28. 
    Which of the following skills has become routine and liable to be outsourced to the lowest bidder?
    • A. 

      Systems thinking

    • B. 

      collaboration

    • C. 

      abstract reasoning

    • D. 

      computer programming


  • 29. 
      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 ________.
    • A. 

      not timely

    • B. 

      Just sufficient

    • C. 

      irrelevant

    • D. 

      too expensive


  • 30. 
      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?
    • A. 

      Experimentation

    • B. 

      Collaboration

    • C. 

      Abstraction

    • D. 

      systems thinking


  • 31. 
      According to the five-component model for IS, the ________ function(s) as the instructions for the hardware in an information system.
    • A. 

      Database

    • B. 

      software

    • C. 

      procedures

    • D. 

      users


  • 32. 
      A security protocol for logging in to a computer is an example of the ________ component of an information system.
    • A. 

      Data

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Procedure

    • D. 

      Hardware


  • 33. 
      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 ________.
    • A. 

      Inaccurate

    • B. 

      too narrow in scope

    • C. 

      Late

    • D. 

      Voluminous


  • 34. 
      Which of the following is an example of computer hardware?
    • A. 

      A user manual

    • B. 

      a spreadsheet

    • C. 

      a computer monitor

    • D. 

      data in a USB drive


  • 35. 
      Which of the following would be the most disruptive to an organization while implementing an information system?
    • A. 

      Changing reporting relationships

    • B. 

      Installing new hardware components

    • C. 

      Developing new programs

    • D. 

      creating new databases


  • 36. 
      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?
    • A. 

      [email protected]

    • B. 

      Qb7^f<<$hL

    • C. 

      [email protected]

    • D. 

      [email protected]


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