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2511_Practice_MT_Answers - AK/ADMS 2511 Management...

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AK/ADMS 2511 - Management Information Systems – Practice Midterm Covering Sessions 1 to 5 (Units 1 to 6 in the Internet Section) Answer Guide 1. Multiple Choice Questions Question #1 (chapter 1) B. a student’s name Text, p. 6. The above is raw information which has not been manipulated. The other choices all pertain to data that has been manipulated or processed and would be called information or knowledge. Question #2 (chapter 1) C. information technology architecture document. Text, p. 7. The information technology architecture is a high-level map or plan of the information assets in an organization, guiding both current operations and providing directions for the future. Question #3 (chapter 1) B. have customers buy their hardware direct from hardware suppliers See Answer Guide to BestPharm Case with the first Lecture, under Technology Pressures, the first line. Question #4 (chapter 1) Text, p. 11. Interoperate means that the software can communicate and work with other software without human intervention. Question #5 (chapter 1) A. increase market share or profits, or prevent competitors from entering their markets Text, p. 18. In addition to the above-noted benefits, strategic systems could also provide other benefits, such as improving relationships with suppliers or customers. Question #6 (chapter 2) A. a knowledge worker. 1
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Text, p. 37, provides examples of specific jobs for each of these types of employees. Question #7 (chapter 2) A. knowledge workers Text, p. 37 explains that business intelligence software is used by primarily knowledge workers and middle managers. Question #8 (chapter 2) C. help managers make decisions that are unique, and not easily specified in advance. Text, p. 37. DSS quite often deal with projected data and “what if” scenarios and use simulations, which use data specific to the decision (not data flow as in A) and require flexibility (contrary to B). This requires analysis, contradicting D. The text uses the phrase “advanced ‘what if’ analysis and simulations.” Question #9 (chapter 2) D. instructions about how to combine hardware, software, databases and networks in order to process and output information. Text, p. 34. The purpose of procedures in the context of a computer-based information system is to help ensure that all components listed above , i.e. above the procedures (hardware, software, database and network) function together as designed. Question #10 (chapter 2) D. application programs. Text, p. 34. Such programs are programs (or systems, i.e. groups of programs) that support a task or process. Application programs is a term that is also used to describe systems that support a particular area, such as accounts receivable or sales. Question #11 (chapter 3) B. property. Text, p. 65. The first question listed in Table 3.1 under the heading of property issues is “who owns the information?” Question #12 (chapter 3) A. a code of ethics.
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