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  • 1. 
    THE phenomenon of cutting out the middleman and reaching customers more directly and efficiently known as:
    • A. 

      Gentrification

    • B. 

      Disintermediation

    • C. 

      Demutualization

    • D. 

      Reintermediation

  • 2. 
    _____ refers to the design of business models that reintroduce middlemen in order to reduce the challenges brought on by dealing directly with customers.
    • A. 

      Mutualization

    • B. 

      Gentrificatio

    • C. 

      Demutualization

    • D. 

      Reintermediation

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements is true about companies pursuing a click only business strategy?
    • A. 

      These companies do not have physical store locations

    • B. 

      These companies operate in both physical and virtual arenas

    • C. 

      These companies approach business activities in a traditional manner by opertationg physical locations

    • D. 

      These companies choose to operate solely in the traditional physical markets

  • 4. 
    While preparing a business model, a manager considers the questions, how do you plan to let your potential customers know about your product/service? which of the following components of the businessig model is he/she considering?
    • A. 

      Management team

    • B. 

      Value proposition

    • C. 

      Marketing strategy

    • D. 

      Revenue model

  • 5. 
    A collection of companies and process are involved in moving a product  from the suppliers of raw materials, to the suppliers of intermediate components, to final production and ultimately, to the customer; these companies are collectively referred to as _____
    • A. 

      Enterprise resource management

    • B. 

      Supply chain

    • C. 

      Product lifecyle

    • D. 

      Market entry

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a basic concept associated with web 2.0
    • A. 

      Shifts in users preference from online sites to encyclopedias as source of unbiased information

    • B. 

      Shift in users interest from sharing information

    • C. 

      Shift in users preference to environment-oriented products

    • D. 

      Shift in users role from the passive consumer of content to its creator

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a consequence of the use of social software
    • A. 

      People are sharing more personal information

    • B. 

      People have increased purchasing power

    • C. 

      People are using environmentall friendly products

    • D. 

      People are using encyclopedias as source of unbiased information

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements is true about web 1.0?
    • A. 

      Users rule these applications

    • B. 

      It helps connect ideas and peopel

    • C. 

      It helps users find information

    • D. 

      It helps users share information

  • 9. 
    A major benefit of social software is the ability to harness the wisdom of crowds which is also referred to as ________
    • A. 

      Collective intelligence

    • B. 

      Collaborative filtering

    • C. 

      Preference elicitation

    • D. 

      Consensus democracy

  • 10. 
    Which of the following web 2.0 applications has been classified as the amateurization of journalism
    • A. 

      Instant message

    • B. 

      Discussion forums

    • C. 

      Online chats

    • D. 

      Blogs

  • 11. 
    Keith norat uses blogs to get things done > the keith story
    • A. 

      Blogs lead to the amateurization of journalism

    • B. 

      Blogs are company sponsored

    • C. 

      Some of the blogs are not written well

    • D. 

      Information in blogs is accurate

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements is true about virtual worlds?
    • A. 

      Small firms have not been successful in consumer-oriented virtual worlds

    • B. 

      It is designed for short status updates

    • C. 

      It allows people to communicate using avatars

    • D. 

      It is the process of creating an online text diary made up of chronological entries that comment on everything

  • 13. 
    Podcasting is a misnomer because podcasts __________.
    • A. 

      Cannot be played on apples ipods

    • B. 

      Can be played on a variety of devices in addition to apples ipods

    • C. 

      Are not related to distribution of digital media for digital devices

    • D. 

      Are concerned with the dissemination of information to a narrow audience

  • 14. 
    Social bookmarking allows users to share internet bookmarks and to create categorization systems. these categorization systems are referred to as _____________-
    • A. 

      Tag clouds

    • B. 

      Podcasts

    • C. 

      Microblogs

    • D. 

      Folksonomies

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is an example of synchronous communication?
    • A. 

      Intranets

    • B. 

      Videoconferencing

    • C. 

      Work flow automation systems

    • D. 

      Collaborative writing tools

  • 16. 
    Which of the following statements is true about business intelligence?
    • A. 

      It is the use of human resources to gather and analyze information from external sources in order to make better business decisions

    • B. 

      It is the process by which a customer-owned mutual organization or co-operative changes legal form to a joint stock company

    • C. 

      It is the act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, to an undefined, large group of people or community, through the use of information technology

    • D. 

      It is the use of information systems to gather and analyze information from internal and external in order to make better business decisions.

  • 17. 
    Taking entities as tables,each row is a ________.
    • A. 

      Record

    • B. 

      Field

    • C. 

      Attribute

    • D. 

      Query

  • 18. 
    In DBMS, data are kept separate from the applications programming code. This means that ________/
    • A. 

      Database needs to be changed when a change is made to an applications

    • B. 

      An application needs to be changed when database is changed

    • C. 

      An application programming code needs to be updated continuously to keep up with the database

    • D. 

      Database does not need to be changed if a change is made to an application

  • 19. 
    A common way to represent a data model is a _____________
    • A. 

      Report-query diagram

    • B. 

      Entity-relationship diagram

    • C. 

      Report generator

    • D. 

      Normalization diagram

  • 20. 
    In DBMS, normalization helps to ____________
    • A. 

      Retrieve information

    • B. 

      Format data

    • C. 

      Allocate storage space

    • D. 

      Eliminate data duplication

  • 21. 
    Treston, an automobile manufacturer, has recently implemented a new database system. It is confident that this system will help enhance the companys internal (employees) and external (customers and channel partners) communicatio. which of the following, if true, can be cited as a reason for the failure of treston's database system?
    • A. 

      The maintaince cost of Trestons new database system was three times more than the one it was previously using.

    • B. 

      Trestons new database system was not supported by the database system of its suppliers and distributors

    • C. 

      Trestons competitors implemented its database a few days prior to trestons implementation date

    • D. 

      Microsoft launched a new version of enterprise microsoft access which is better than trestons database system

  • 22. 
    ______________ are used to capture data to be added, modified, or deleted from the database.
    • A. 

      Queries

    • B. 

      Layers

    • C. 

      Bots

    • D. 

      Forms

  • 23. 
    A  query is used to __________________
    • A. 

      Allocate storage space for a database

    • B. 

      Eliminate data duplication

    • C. 

      Prevent illogical entries from entering the database

    • D. 

      Retrieve information from a database

  • 24. 
    Which is the following statements is true about informational systems?
    • A. 

      Its goal is to enhance ease of access and use

    • B. 

      Its primary purpose is to run the business on a current basis

    • C. 

      It consists of narrow and simple updates and queries

    • D. 

      Its goal is to enhance performance

  • 25. 
    ______________ refers to the process of standardizing the format of data retrieved from different systems.
    • A. 

      Clustering

    • B. 

      Normalization

    • C. 

      Content mining

    • D. 

      Data cleansing