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Short Answer Questions Ch. 01 1. A knowledge worker differs from other types of workers in the sense that a knowledgeable worker uses information and technology to create new and innovative knowledge. To put this in perspective, imagine a store cashier who uses a data entry system all day to input her sales, although she is using technology, she would not be considered a knowledgeable worker because no new information is being created, she is simply inputting data. Conversely, if a store manager were to use this same data program to gain information on what people were buying that particular month and then in term, create a marketing campaign designed at selling that particular product, he would be considered a knowledgeable worker. 2. MIS stands for Management Information Systems, which specifically describes the technology in which people use to help assist them in their everyday tasks. For example, if someone were doing research paper on China’s economy, they would no longer have to go to the library and sign out a vast amount of books, rather people can now simply log on to an e-library site and download all the information they need from the comfort of their house. 3. Electronic commerce is simply business done electronically through the internet or some other form of a computer network. For example, ten years ago if a person wanted to buy something from a store located on the other side of the world, they would pretty much be out of luck. However, now through the power of the internet that same person is able to log onto that companies website and purchase the product they want without having to actually go to the store’s real location. With that in view, electronic commerce enables companies to expand their business abroad without having to incur the high costs opening new offices or stores. 4. Telecommuting and the virtual workplace are related in the sense that they are both the result of improved technology capabilities. Both entail the same core concept of being able to perform office work, without actually having to be in an office. Specifically, they both allow employees to work in different locations throughout the world while still offering the same communication capabilities as if everyone were working under the same roof. 5.
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2010 for the course CBSY 2205 taught by Professor Morgan during the Winter '08 term at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

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