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CIS_3380_Spring_2008_Exam_I_Study_Guide-1

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CIS 3380 Spring 2008 Exam I Study Guide The exam will cover the topics (chapters/sections and chapter cases) listed below. The questions will all be taken from the points listed below. 85 points will consist of multiple-choice and true-false questions. 15 points will be from short answer questions. The points listed below come from the text sections, the powerpoint presentations presented in class (the ppts largely but not completely match the text), class discussions , the SAP article listed in readings, and the SAP Fly-a-Kite case notes posted on blackboard and class discussions related thereto. Topic Coverage: IPOD Case Chapter 1 Chapter 5 Chapter 6, 6.1 and 6.2 pp 191-196 Chapter 10.1 ERP article from CIO.com (link posted in readings folder on blackboard) SAP Notes on Fly-a-Kite Case (Materials Management module) The SAP Production Logistics Module WILL NOT be covered on Exam 1. It will be covered on Exam 2. Chapter 1 IPOD Case 1. In what way does the ipod leverage and extend Apple’s existing technology and product line? a. A device doing what the ipod does could have been built 10 or 12 years ago. It was not because it would not have been a sufficiently desirable product to be sold in large quantities. What technological advances enabled the ipod as introduced and improved by Apple to be both appealing to consumers and marketable at an affordable price? 2. How has the ipod and its itunes software impacted the music business? Section 1.1 3. What are the some of the goals for information technology projects in business? a. Information technology facilitates the interdependence of business functional areas.
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b. 4. How do your authors define information technology? a. – any computer-based tool that people use to work with information and support the information and information-processing needs of an organization b. Information technology is an important enabler of business success and innovation 5. How do your authors define management information systems? a. Management information systems (MIS) – the function that plans for, develops, implements, and maintains IT hardware, software, and applications that people use to support the goals of an organization b. MIS is a business function, similar to Accounting, Finance, Operations, and Human Resources 6. How is data different from information? a. Data - raw facts that describe the characteristic of an event b. Information - data converted into a meaningful and useful context 7. What are the main responsibilities of the chief information officer (CIO), chief technology officer (CTO), chief security officer (CSO), chief privacy officer (CPO) and chief knowledge officer (CKO)?. a. Chief Information Officer (CIO) – oversees all uses of IT and ensures the strategic alignment of IT with business goals and objectives b. Broad CIO functions include: i. Manager – ensuring the delivery of all IT projects, on time and within budget
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ii. Leader – ensuring the strategic vision of IT is in line with the strategic vision of the organization iii. Communicator
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