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1. Place the following eras of IT infrastructure evolution in order, from earliest to most recent: (1) Mainframe and Minicomputer; (2) Client/Server; (3) Enterprise Internet; (4) Personal Computer; and (5) Electronic Accounting Machine. a. 5, 1, 2, 3, 4 b. 5, 1, 4, 2, 3 c. 1, 5, 4, 2, 3 d. 1, 5, 2, 3, 4 2. In a multi-tiered network: a. the work of the entire network is centralized. b. the work of the entire network is balanced over several levels of servers. c. processing is split between clients and servers. d. processing is handled by multiple, geographically remote clients. 3. Interpretations of Moore’s law assert that: a. computing power doubles every 18 months. b. transistors decrease in size 50% every two years. c. data storage costs decrease by 50% every 18 months. d. none of the above. 4. Today’s nanotechnology-produced computer transistors are roughly equivalent in size to: a. the width of a fingernail. b. a human hair. c. a virus. d. an atom. 5. Which of the following factors provides an understanding of why computing resources today are ever more available than in previous decades? a. Network economics b. Law of mass digital storage and Moore’s law c. Declining communications costs, universal standards, and the Internet d. All of the above 6. Software that manages the resources of the computer is called: a. operating system software. b. application software. c. data management software. d. network software.
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a. traditional mainframe-based business information systems. b. electronic spreadsheets used on a PC. c. any pre-1990 Wintel systems. d. systems found on older ASPs. 8. Connecting geographically remote computers in a single network to create a “virtual supercomputer” is called: a. co-location. b. edge computing. c. grid computing. d. utility computing. 9. This type of computing refers to firms off-loading peak requests for computing power to remote, large-scale data processing centers. a. On-demand b. Grid c. Edge d. Autonomic 10. An example of autonomic computing is: a. spyware protection software that runs and updates itself automatically. b. software programmed to run on any hardware platform. c. cell phones taking on the functions of handheld computers. d. programming languages that allow non-programmers to create custom applications. 11. Which type of software is created and updated by a worldwide community of programmers and available for free? a. Software packages b. Mashups c. Outsourced d. Open source 12. Software that connects two disparate applications, allowing them to communicate with each other and to exchange data, is called: a. enterprise software. b. integration software. c.
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