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Unformatted text preview: AK/ADMS 2511 - Management Information Systems Practice Midterm Covering Sessions 1 to 5 (Units 1 to 5 in the Internet Section) This practice exam is structured to take two and a half hours. Since it is worth 75 marks, you would allocate two minutes for each mark. Question 1 - Multiple Choice Questions (35 marks 70 minutes) [Note that the real midterm will be handed out to you in parts.] For best results, answer these questions before checking the solutions. For the actual midterm examination, we will be using scantron sheets, so be sure to bring a pencil and an eraser. (Q1) Which of the following is an example of a data item ? A. an invoice B. a students name C. a sales analysis report D. a forecast (Q2) Your company has recently decided to replace computer equipment and change the way its personnel in the field use their hardware. You have been asked to change the high-level document that shows the information assets in the corporation. You are updating the: A. strategic plan for the business B. information technology infrastructure description C. information technology architecture document D. information systems operational systems description (Q3) BestPharm sells hardware and customized software to pharmacies and pharmacists dealing with prescription interactions. Which of the following is a way that BestPharm might deal with technological innovation or obsolescence? A. make sure that its products are easy to use and use straight-forward language B. have customers buy their hardware direct from hardware suppliers C. be proactive and explain why its products are as good as competitors D. always have current information about the interaction database available (Q4) Which of the following best describes Friedmans third flattener, development of work flow software ? A. availability of user friendly internet browser software to the public B. ability to upload content to the internet using open-source software C. having another company perform internal functions for your company D. enabling computer applications to interoperate without human intervention 1 (Q5) How do strategic systems provide for an effective organizational response to business pressures? Such systems A. increase market share or profits, or prevent competitors from entering their markets B. decrease market share or profits, or prevent competitors from entering their markets C. result in the organization dealing with customers at the transaction level D. provide reports of accounts payable or other systems that aid in the decision making process (Q6) A financial analyst is an example of: A. a knowledge worker B. a clerical worker C. an operational manager D. a middle manager (Q7) Which of the following employee groups would make use of business intelligence (BI) software?...
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- Spring '09