Chapter 02-IT Concepts And Management

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Chapter 02-IT Concepts And Management

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  • 1. 
    In the digital economy, how well a company transforms itself from traditional modes of operation to e-business depends on all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      How well the company adapts its structure and processes to take advantage of emerging technologies

    • B. 

      Its degree of outsourcing

    • C. 

      The IT architecture the company uses

    • D. 

      The IT infrastructure the company uses

  • 2. 
    A(n) ______________ is a computer program designed to support a specific task or a business process, such as processing the payroll.
    • A. 

      Application program

    • B. 

      Database program

    • C. 

      File system

    • D. 

      Operating system

  • 3. 
    A student's grade point average is an example of ___________ .
    • A. 

      Data

    • B. 

      Information

    • C. 

      Knowledge

    • D. 

      Database

  • 4. 
    An employee's performance rating in comparison with the performance ratings of other employees is an example of ____________ .
    • A. 

      Data

    • B. 

      Information

    • C. 

      Kowledge

    • D. 

      Database

  • 5. 
    ____________ support functional managers by providing them with periodic reports such as weekly sales volume and comparisons of actual expenses to budgeted expenses.
    • A. 

      Personal information managements

    • B. 

      Transaction Processing Systems

    • C. 

      Management Information Systems

    • D. 

      Enterprise Systems

  • 6. 
    The __________________ are considered critical to the success of any organization since they support core operations, such as purchasing of materials, billing customers, preparing a payroll, and shipping goods to customers.
    • A. 

      Personal information managements

    • B. 

      Transaction Processing Systems

    • C. 

      Management Information Systems

    • D. 

      Enterprise Systems

  • 7. 
    Many professional workers are classified as _______________ because they create information and knowledge as part of their work and integrate it into the business.
    • A. 

      Data workers

    • B. 

      Information workers

    • C. 

      Knowledge workers

    • D. 

      Digital workers

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements about information systems is not correct?
    • A. 

      Information systems are concentrated in the IS Department.

    • B. 

      Information systems tend to follow the structure of the organization.

    • C. 

      Information systems are based on the needs of employees.

    • D. 

      Any information system can be strategic

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not a major capability of information systems? 
    • A. 

      Perform high-speed, high-volume numerical computations

    • B. 

      Provide fast, accurate communications among organizations

    • C. 

      Store very small amounts of information in a very large space

    • D. 

      Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of people working in groups

  • 10. 
    When your purchases are swiped over the bar-code reader at the point-of-sale terminals at Wal-Mart or Carrefour, a _____ records the data. 
    • A. 

      Transaction processing system

    • B. 

      Functional area information system

    • C. 

      Enterprise resource planning system

    • D. 

      Office automation system

  • 11. 
    Electronic commerce systems are which type of information system?
    • A. 

      Departmental information systems

    • B. 

      Enterprisewide information systems

    • C. 

      Interorganizational information systems

    • D. 

      End-user computing systems

  • 12. 
    _____ make decisions that deal with situations that may significantly change the manner in which business is done.
    • A. 

      Senior manager

    • B. 

      Low level supervisor

    • C. 

      Clerical staffs

    • D. 

      Knowledge workers

  • 13. 
    Which of the following statements about the impact of IT on managers is not correct?
    • A. 

      IT makes managers more productive.

    • B. 

      IT increase the number of employees who can report to one manager

    • C. 

      IT will increase the number of managerial levels in an organization.

    • D. 

      IT will reduce the number of line and staff managers

  • 14. 
    A(n) _____ is a network designed to serve the internal informational needs of a single organization.
    • A. 

      Internet

    • B. 

      Intranet

    • C. 

      Extranet

    • D. 

      Global netwok

  • 15. 
    A(n) _____ connects parts of the intranets of different organizations and allows secure communications among business partners.
    • A. 

      Global network

    • B. 

      Extranet

    • C. 

      Intranet

    • D. 

      Internet