MIS study Guide #2 - Module 8 Infrastructure...

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Module 8 Infrastructure: Interconnection of basic facilities and services enabling the area to function properly. *Reasons for GOOGLE choosing The Dalles, OR for new data center* -Fiber-optic network connectivity -Access to water for cooling needs -Cheap, uninterrupted power from a nearby hydroelectric dam Core Processes : Primary activities of the business value chain. All of the processes needed to manufacture goods, sell the products, provide service, etc… Supporting Processes : All the processes that are needed to perform the value chains supporting activities, such as accounting, human resources management, etc… *Seven Components of Information Systems Infrastructure* 1. Hardware 2. Software 3. Networks 4. Data 5. Facilities 6. Human resources 7. Services Get VQ answers from review!!!!!!!!!! Vocabulary : Business Intelligence : 1.) The process of gathering information from both external and internal sources to make better decisions. 2.) The data derived from these processes. Business Processes : Activities organizations perform in order to reach their business goals, consisting of core processes and supporting processes. Information Systems Infrastructure: The hardware, software, networks, data, facilities, human resources, and services used by organizations to support their decision making, business processes, and competitive strategy. Server Farms : Massive clusters of computers used to support the information processing needs of large organizations. Module 9
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1.) On-Demand Computing: Allocation of computing resources on the basis of users’ needs, often of a pay-per-use basis. Utility Computing: A form of On-Demand computing where resources in terms of processing, data storage, or networking are rented on an as-needed basis and the organization receives a bill for the services used from the provider at the end of the month. Grid Computing: A computing architecture that combines the computing power of a large number of smaller, independent, networked computers (often regular desktop PC’s) into a cohesive system in order to solve problems that only supercomputers were previously capable of solving. Tasks are broken down into smaller chunks. Edge Computing: The location of relatively small servers close to the end users to save resources in terms of network bandwidth and access time. Save bandwidth, and improved response time. Autonomic Computing: Self-Managing computing systems needing only minimal human intervention to operate. 2.) *I am a bit confused about this question, but I think a company would choose to implement open-source software over fully licensed software because open-source software is often cheaper, and is heavily aided by the use of the Internet. The programs’ source code is freely available for use and/or modification, making it cheap and very stable. Firefox is an open-source software example. 3.) Software Licenses:
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course MIS 250 taught by Professor Wells during the Spring '08 term at Washington State University .

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MIS study Guide #2 - Module 8 Infrastructure...

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