Turban06_tif - Chapter 6 Business Analytics and Data...

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Chapter 6 Business Analytics and Data Visualization True-False Questions 1. Business intelligence (BI) provides the models and the analyses procedures to business analytics. Answer : False Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 256 2. The process of business intelligence frequently involves the use or construction of a data warehouse. Answer : False Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 256 3. Business analytics cannot be conducted in real time. Answer : False Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 257 4. Advanced business analytics systems include components such as metrics and reengineering tools. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 257 5. Data mining tools are used to perform predictive analysis or to discover the cause-and-effect correlation between two metrics. Answer : True Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 258 6. MicroStrategy’s Cube-based BI tools are used to provide simple OLAP two-dimensional slice-and-dice analytical capabilities. Answer : False Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 258 7. An executive information system (EIS) provides top executives with the capabilities of exception reporting and drill down. Answer : True Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 260 8. Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) centers on routine and repetitive activities using distributed relational database environment. Answer : False Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 261 9. Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) centers on processing repetitive transactions in large quantities and conducting simple manipulations. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 261 63
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10. Multidimensional Online Analytical Processing (MOLAP) tends to be used on data that has a large number of attributes, where it cannot be easily placed into a cube structure. Answer : False Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 262 11. Formulaic analysis allows a user to change a single value to its impact. Answer : False Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 264 12. The oldest activities of OLAP and BI are reporting and analytics. Answer : False Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 266 13. All major vendors of BI software offer report delivery and alerting designed to proactively distribute a large number of reports and alerts to a potentially very large number of users. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 268 14. Structured Query Language (SQL) is a procedural language; therefore, many end users can use it to create their own queries and database operations. Answer : False Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 269 15. A data cube is used to represent data along some measure of interest and it can only be three- dimensional. Answer : False Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 270 16. The easiest way to distinguish data mining from the various forms of OLAP is that OLAP can only answer questions you are certain to ask; data mining answers questions you didn’t necessarily know you should ask. Answer
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