Turban03_tif - Chapter 3 Decision Support Systems Concepts,...

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Chapter 3 Decision Support Systems Concepts , Methodologies , and Technologies : An Overview True-False Questions 1. A Decision Support System can be assembled from a variety of tools including databases, Web servers and clients, and analytical engines, often from several vendors. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 87 2. The manner in which the components of a DSS are assembled defines the major capabilities and the nature of the support this DSS provides. Answer : True Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference: 87 3. Business intelligence is typically built to support the solution of a certain problem or to evaluate an opportunity. Answer : False Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 88 4. There can only be one database used in one DSS application. Answer : False Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 90 5. A DSS database can include multimedia objects, e.g., pictures and sounds. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 99 6. An effective database and its management can support many managerial activities; however, the real power of a DSS occurs when data are integrated with its models. Answer : True Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 100 7. A key issue in data management is that of data quality. Poor quality data, which leads to poor quality information leads directly to waste. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 101 8. Data integration issues generally become critical when implementing an enterprise information system like a supply management system. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 102 25
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9. Planned models are used mainly by middle management to assist in allocating and controlling the organization’s resources. Answer : False Difficulty : Hard Page Reference : 105 10. Because DSS deal with semistructured or unstructured problems, it is often necessary to customize models, using programming tools and languages. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 107 11. Database directory is a catalog of all the models and other software in the model base. Answer : False Difficulty : Hard Page Reference : 108 12. A model command processor is used to accept and interpret modeling instructions from the user interface component and route them to model base management system (MBMS). Answer : True Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 108 13. User interface of a DSS includes not only the hardware and software but also factors that deal with ease of use, accessibility, and human–machine interactions. Answer : True Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 109 14. A difficult user interface is one of the major reasons why managers do not use computers and quantitative analyses as much as they could, given the availability of these technologies. Answer
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