Management Information System Chapter 1

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  • 1. 
    People used to be the most important asset for a company. But in the information age, companies need people with:
    • A. 

      Data

    • B. 

      Information

    • C. 

      Knowledge

    • D. 

      Computers


  • 2. 
    Facts about online banking and telecommuting include all these except:
    • A. 

      They heavily depend on using communications technologies

    • B. 

      They benefit from the ability to share information between companies and customers

    • C. 

      They create anti-social tendencies, which go hand in hand with more air pollution

    • D. 

      They are possible due to the expansion of decentralized computing


  • 3. 
    Processed ______________________ is also called ______________, while the most raw elements of facts and figures are known as ______________.
    • A. 

      Data; Knowledge; Information

    • B. 

      Information; Data; Knowledge

    • C. 

      Information; Knowledge; Data

    • D. 

      Knowledge; Data; Information


  • 4. 
    The fact that you are able to receive a video clip sent by your friend while having your lecture in class, through your hand phone, shows the __________________ dimensions of information.
    • A. 

      Time and form

    • B. 

      Form and time

    • C. 

      Location and form

    • D. 

      Personal and organizational


  • 5. 
    Which of the following represents the flow of information between the HR manager and the Marketing manager?
    • A. 

      Upward flow

    • B. 

      Downward flow

    • C. 

      Horizontal flow

    • D. 

      Outward flow


  • 6. 
    An information-literate knowledge worker will be able to ______________, while a technology-literate knowledge worker will always be able to _______________.
    • A. 

      Define what information they need; define what technology he/she needs

    • B. 

      Know how and where to obtain that information; create new technology when required

    • C. 

      Understand information before they even receive it; understand how technology affects him/her

    • D. 

      Act appropriately based on the information; know how and when to use technology


  • 7. 
    Decentralized computing occurs when computing power is distributed to functional business areas and knowledge worker desktops.  Decentralized computing is made possible by:
    • A. 

      Inexpensive knowledge workers

    • B. 

      Inexpensive PCs

    • C. 

      Decreasing network speeds

    • D. 

      Increasing costs of electricity


  • 8. 
    Which of the following items is the primary tool used by organizations to support shared information?
    • A. 

      PDA

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Application

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 9. 
    A computer-based tool that people use to work with information and support the information and information-processing needs of an organization is:
    • A. 

      Management Information Systems

    • B. 

      Computer Security

    • C. 

      Collaboration System

    • D. 

      Information Technology


  • 10. 
    What is power in the information age?
    • A. 

      Data

    • B. 

      Knowledge

    • C. 

      Computer

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 11. 
    The success of telecommuting depends on what?
    • A. 

      Suitability of profession

    • B. 

      Discipline

    • C. 

      Availability of technology

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not a reason that information is important?
    • A. 

      Information is one of the three key components of MIS

    • B. 

      Knowledge can be a source of income

    • C. 

      We are in the information age

    • D. 

      Knowledge comes from having timely access to information and knowing what to do with it


  • 13. 
    Business Intelligence includes which of the following?
    • A. 

      Knowledge about your internal environment

    • B. 

      Knowledge about your external environment

    • C. 

      Knowledge about your competitive environment

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 14. 
    Which term describes electronic commerce conducted over a wireless device such as cell phone or PDA?
    • A. 

      CIS

    • B. 

      EIS

    • C. 

      Now economy

    • D. 

      M-Commerce


  • 15. 
    What is information?
    • A. 

      Data that has a particular meaning within a specific context

    • B. 

      Information with a particular meaning within a specific context

    • C. 

      Data that has no particular meaning

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 16. 
    The time dimension of information includes two aspects: having access to information when you need it and _______________.
    • A. 

      Having access to information at the right moment in time

    • B. 

      Having information that describes the appropriate time period

    • C. 

      Having information about the most recent time period

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 17. 
    Which dimension of information describes being able to access information from a hotel room?
    • A. 

      Time dimension

    • B. 

      Location dimension

    • C. 

      Form dimension

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 18. 
    Which of the following does the form dimension of information deal with?
    • A. 

      Having information in a form that is usable

    • B. 

      Having information that is free of errors

    • C. 

      Having information in a form that is understandable

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 19. 
    Which of the following represents the flow of information that describes the organization based on its daily transactions?
    • A. 

      Upward flow

    • B. 

      Downward flow

    • C. 

      Horizontal flow

    • D. 

      Outward flow


  • 20. 
    Which of the following represents the flow of information between functional business units and work teams?
    • A. 

      Upward flow

    • B. 

      Downward flow

    • C. 

      Horizontal flow

    • D. 

      Outward flow


  • 21. 
    All of the following statements describe an information-literate knowledge worker, except:
    • A. 

      Can define what information they need

    • B. 

      Knows how and where to obtain that information

    • C. 

      Understand information before they even receive it

    • D. 

      Acts appropriately based on the information


  • 22. 
    Information granularity refers to the _______________ of information.
    • A. 

      Location

    • B. 

      Timing

    • C. 

      Format

    • D. 

      Size


  • 23. 
    Coarse information is used at the ___________ level of management
    • A. 

      Bottom

    • B. 

      Middle

    • C. 

      Knowledge

    • D. 

      Top


  • 24. 
    Decentralized computing occurs when computing power is distributed to functional business areas and knowledge worker desktops.  Decentralized computing is made possible by:
    • A. 

      Inexpensive knowledge workers

    • B. 

      Inexpensive personal computer systems

    • C. 

      Decreasing network speeds

    • D. 

      Increasing costs of electricity


  • 25. 
    What are the basic categories of technology?
    • A. 

      Hardware and input devices

    • B. 

      Software and storage devices

    • C. 

      Storage devices and hardware

    • D. 

      Hardware and software


  • 26. 
    What are the two main types of software?
    • A. 

      Utility and output

    • B. 

      Application and system

    • C. 

      CPU and system

    • D. 

      Application and input


  • 27. 
    Mobile computing refers to your ability to:
    • A. 

      Transport computer equipment such as laptops or PDAs to the necessary location

    • B. 

      Wirelessly connect and use centrally located information and/or application software

    • C. 

      Transport data from location to location using portable media such as flash drives or diskette

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 28. 
    Just-In-Time is an approach that produces or delivers a product or service just at the time the:
    • A. 

      Supplier wants it

    • B. 

      Distributor wants it

    • C. 

      Customer wants it

    • D. 

      Seller wants it


  • 29. 
    Which term describes a concept that encourages and facilitates collaborative processes between members of a supply chain?
    • A. 

      Collaborative planning, focusing, and reordering (CPFR)

    • B. 

      Collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR)

    • C. 

      Collaborative planning, forecasting, and reordering (CPFR)

    • D. 

      Collaborative planning, focusing, and replenishment (CPFR)


  • 30. 
    What does an application service provider do?
    • A. 

      Provides software over the internet

    • B. 

      Provides hardware over the internet

    • C. 

      Provides computer equipment

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 31. 
    Which of the following systems can perform sales lead tracking, contact management, and market analysis?
    • A. 

      Sales force automation systems

    • B. 

      Customer relationship management systems

    • C. 

      Transaction processing systems

    • D. 

      Collaborative systems


  • 32. 
    Which systems are typically used to fulfill and support customer orders?
    • A. 

      Back office systems

    • B. 

      Front office systems

    • C. 

      Side office systems

    • D. 

      Information Sales systems


  • 33. 
    What is the objective of a business intelligence system?
    • A. 

      Gathering confidential information from competitors

    • B. 

      Improving the timeliness and quality of decisions

    • C. 

      Improving the timeliness and quality of input for decision making

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 34. 
    What displays key information gathered from several sources on a screen in a format tailored to the needs and wants of an individual?
    • A. 

      Display format

    • B. 

      Web page

    • C. 

      Digital display

    • D. 

      Digital dashboard


  • 35. 
    Software designed to improve the performance of teams by supporting the sharing and flow of information is called a ?
    • A. 

      Social network system

    • B. 

      Group decision support system

    • C. 

      Team system

    • D. 

      Collaboration system


  • 36. 
    What is the goal of a customer relationship management system?
    • A. 

      To gain customers

    • B. 

      To eliminate negative interactions with customers

    • C. 

      To eliminate the need for customers

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 37. 
    Which of the following is the primary tool used by organizations to support shared information?
    • A. 

      PDA

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Application

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 38. 
    Which term describes a company you do business with on a regular basis in a cooperative fashion, usually facilitated by IT systems?
    • A. 

      Alliance partner

    • B. 

      Information partnership

    • C. 

      Distribution chain

    • D. 

      B2B


  • 39. 
    The time dimension of information includes two aspects: having access to information when you need it and ________________.
    • A. 

      Having access to information at the right moment in time

    • B. 

      Having information that describes the appropriate time period

    • C. 

      Having information about the most recent time period

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 40. 
    Which type of software provides additional functionality to an operation system?
    • A. 

      System

    • B. 

      Application

    • C. 

      Operating System

    • D. 

      Utility


  • 41. 
    Which of the following refers to using communications technologies to work in a location other than a central location (such as an office building)?
    • A. 

      Wireless networks

    • B. 

      Business Intelligence

    • C. 

      Telecommuting

    • D. 

      Remote desktop


  • 42. 
    Which of the following represents the flow of information from an executive at the Marketing Department to the manager of Human Resource Department?
    • A. 

      Downward flow

    • B. 

      Upward flow

    • C. 

      Horizontal flow

    • D. 

      Outward flow


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