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BUS 101 First Midterm Exam 1. We have defined Information Systems (IS) as socio-technical systems. What does the term “socio-technical” mean in this definition? A. That an IS is designed and built by people B. That an IS is enabled by IT C. That an IS has two subsystems, a social and technical one D. That an IS is generally built for the greater good of society ___________ 2. The book identifies various levels of organizational change that can be brought about by the introduction of new IT. They are: A. Automate B. Integrate C. Informate D. Interface E. Transform F. A, B and C G. A, C and E H. B, D, and E ___________ 3. Programmers, systems analysts, network administrators and webmasters all belong to the category of: A. General managers B. End-users C. Information systems professionals D. Both A and B ___________ 4. A business process is: A. T he series of steps that a firm performs in order to complete an economic activity B. The procedure manuals typically used in large organizations to train new hires C. The firm’s culture and its manifestations D. A methodology for streamlining business operations so as to achieve substantial performance improvements E. A and B F. B and D ___________
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5. Your book describes the concepts of disintermediation and re-intermediation. What is typically meant by the term re-intermediation? A. A situation where new, typically internet-based, intermediaries emerge B. A situation where a supplier is attempting to decide whether to directly supply customers or maintain a relationship with traditional intermediaries C. A situation where the value proposition of traditional intermediaries is undermined and they disappear D. Both B and C are facets of re-intermediation ________________ 6. In class we have introduced the term positive feedback. This term indicates: A. An economic condition where the weaker gets stronger B. An economic condition where the stronger gets weaker C. An economic condition where the weaker gets weaker D. An economic condition where the stronger gets stronger E. A and B F. C and D ________________ 7. In class we have used the example of eBay, Inc. as a firm that has achieved a dominant position in its market. What is the cause of its dominance? A. eBay has achieved critical mass and has the strongest brand B. eBay has achieved critical mass and has the lowest prices C. eBay has achieved critical mass in a market with strong network effects D. eBay has gotten lucky since its uses an easily copied website E. All off the above are reasons for eBay’s dominance ________________ 8. According to the definition we have used in class IT is: A. Any implement used to record data
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course BUS 101 taught by Professor Pavlou during the Winter '08 term at UC Riverside.

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Exam1 Solutions - BUS 101 First Midterm Exam 1. We have...

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