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Q4makeupANS - University of Waterloo MSCI 311 Makeup Quiz 4 1.The initial application of information technology by organizations was in the area of

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University of Waterloo MSCI 311 Makeup Quiz 4 1.The initial application of information technology by organizations was in the area of a. decision support systems. b. transaction processing systems. c. management information systems. d. enterprise resource planning. ANS: B PTS: 1 REF: 268 2. The systems that automate the organization’s routine, day-to-day business transactions such as data from sales or purchases from suppliers are called a. transaction processing systems. b. automated analysis systems. c. inventory control systems. d. decision support systems. ANS: A PTS: 1 REF: 268 3. _____ is typically concerned with well-defined problems about operational issues and past events. a. Top management b. First-line management c. Employees d. Middle management ANS: B PTS: 1 REF: 269 4. The use of huge databases that combine all of a company’s data and allow users to access the data directly, create reports, and obtain responses to what-if questions is referred to as a. data mining. b. data processing. c. transaction processing systems. d. data warehousing. ANS: D PTS: 1 REF: 269 5. _____ software uses sophisticated decision-making processes to search raw data for patterns and relationships that may be significant. a. Data warehousing b. Data mining c. Analytical d. Decision support system ANS: B PTS: 1 REF: 269
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6. What is the highest level of application of use of information technology? a. internal control for profitability b. external application for new business forms c. strategic weapon d. networking ANS: C PTS: 1 REF: 269 7. Which of the following is an interactive information system that is designed to help managers at all levels make decisions through integrated databases in which a series of “what if” questions can be posed? a. decision support systems b. transaction processing systems c. management information systems d. information linkages ANS: A PTS: 1 REF: 271 8. Which of the following provides mid-level managers with reports that summarize data and support day- to-day decision making? a. executive information systems b. decision support systems c. information reporting systems d. feedback control systems ANS: C PTS: 1 REF: 271 9. _____ are typically based on software that can convert large amounts of complex data into pertinent information and provide that information to top managers in a timely fashion. a.
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