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1. Having a basic understanding of information systems is good, but not nearly as important as understanding other functional business areas. False 2. Information technology can help all kinds of businesses improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their business processes and managerial decision making. True 3. Maintenance is one of the key activities in the development and management of a business information system. True 4. One system can be made up of other systems or can be a part of a bigger system. True 5. Smoke signals and library card catalogs are examples of an information system. True 6. The term "information technology" refers to all of the components and resources necessary to deliver the information and functions of a system to an organization. False 7. An information system can use hardware as simple as a pencil and paper to capture and store its data. True 8. Gaining a strategic advantage over competition requires the innovative application of information technologies. True 9. Integration of business systems allows greater flexibility and provides greater business support than any of the individual systems could provide alone. True 10. Most retail stores now use computer-based information systems to keep track of inventory, but few use them to evaluate sales trends. False 11. Decision support systems (DSS) provide managerial end users with ad hoc and interactive support of their decision-making processes. True 12. Expert systems can serve as consultants to users by providing expert advice in limited subject areas. True 13. An extranet is an Internet-like network inside the enterprise; an intranet is between the enterprise and its trading partners. False 14. Enterprise collaboration systems involve the use of software tools to support e-commerce functions with customers and suppliers. False 15. A process control system is an example of an operation support system that records and processes data resulting from business transactions. False 16. In real-time processing, data are processed immediately after a transaction occurs. True 17. Management information systems (MIS) provide information in the form of reports and displays. True 18. An information system that supports accounting is an example of a functional business system. True 19. Information systems that focus on operational and managerial applications in support of basic business functions, such as accounting, are known as strategic information systems. False
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20. An expert system can provide advice for operational chores, such as equipment diagnostics or loan portfolio management. True 21. Mismanagement or misapplication of information systems can ultimately result in business failure. True 22. A large-scale movement to outsource basic software programming functions to India, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific countries has resulted because U.S. programmers have been inadequately trained. False 23. Falling prices of computer hardware and software should continue to induce more businesses to expand their computerized operations. True 24. Increased importance placed on cyber-security will reduce the need for workers skilled in information
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  • Fall '17
  • Essam Kosba

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