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0324302592_72725 - Chapter 17INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND...

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Chapter 17—INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND CONTROL TRUE/FALSE 1. The fundamental purpose of information technology is to monitor, process, and disseminate information to assist in managing, decision-making, and controlling the organization ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 1 2. Information systems require a computer to be employed in the organization. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 1 3. Information systems should provide a systematic approach to collecting, manipulating, and distributing information throughout an organization. ANS: T DIF: M OBJ: 2 4. Information systems streamline information flow and knowledge in manufacturing organizations. ANS: T DIF: M OBJ: 2 5. An information system is a set of interrelated components that collects or retrieves, processes, stores, and distributes information to support the activities of an organization. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 2 6. Operational managers use strategic-level information systems to address strategic issues and long-term decision making. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 3 7. Knowledge workers discover, organize, and integrate new knowledge into the business or help data workers to control the flow of paperwork and information. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 3 8. Transaction processing systems support workers who are at the operational level of the organization. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 3 9. Executive support systems are designed to aid top level managers solve specific problems or situations. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 3 10. Integrating many different information systems within an organization is easy with an enterprise resource system. ANS: F DIF: M OBJ: 3 168
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11. A general information system includes five basic components: inputs, planning, processing, outputs, and control. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 4 12. Inputs, processing, outputs, procedures for providing feedback, and a means of control are the five basic components of a general information system. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 4 13. A point of sale terminal at the local supermarket is an input device. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 4 14. The input portion of a computer-based information system consists of any type of computer input device that can provide data to the system. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 4 15. In an information system, feedback occurs when the decision makers interpret the information to determine what should occur next. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 4 16. A database is the archived data and information that an organization uses. A database management system actually stores, manages, and provides access to that data and information. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 4 17. The processing component of an information system is the actual distribution of the information that is the results of throughput. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 4 18. The words data and information mean the same thing in the study of information technology. ANS: F
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0324302592_72725 - Chapter 17INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND...

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