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BCIS Test 1 cheat sheet

BCIS Test 1 cheat sheet - Chapter 1 In 2008 Money magazine...

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Chapter 1 In 2008, Money magazine listed all the following jobs as "Best Jobs for the Next Decade" EXCEPT: lawyer Office automation systems provide: All of the above Companies such as IBM, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), and Accenture play an important support role in IS. These companies are known as: consulting firms Which IS manager is responsible for managing IS services such as help desks, hot lines, training, consulting, and so on? information center manager Which type of information system is used to emulate or enhance human capabilities? intelligent system The business competency area for IS professionals: sets them apart from others who only have technical skills Which IS manager is responsible for managing ethical and legal use of information systems within the firm? auditing or computer security manager According to the "Hot Skill for 2010 and Beyond" which of the following is "Cold" for Technology Infrastructure and Service Skills? programming Unprocessed, unformatted words and numbers are known as: data Which of the following is most likely to be considered a domestic company? barber shop
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1. Define the term “knowledge worker.” Who coined the term? Answer: Drucker first used the term in 1959. It is generally taken to refer to workers who use, create, modify, and/or synthesize knowledge as a fundamental part of their jobs. 2. Describe and contrast the economic, cultural, and technological changes occurring in the digital world. Answer: Economic Changes include increases in international trade, in the development of global financial systems and currency, and in the outsourcing of labor. Cultural Changes include increases in the availability of multiculturalism through television and movies; the frequency of international travel, tourism, and immigration; the availability of ethnic foods and restaurants; and the frequency of worldwide fads and phenomena such as Pokémon, Sudoku, Idol television, and MySpace. Technological Changes include the development of low-cost computing platforms and communication technologies; the availability of low-cost communication systems such as e-mail, Skype, and instant messaging; the ubiquitous nature of low-cost global telecommunications infrastructure like the Internet; and the enforcement of global patent and copyright laws to spur further innovation. 3. Define the term “information systems” (IS) and explain its data, technology, people, and organizational components. Answer: Information systems are combinations of hardware , software , and telecommunications networks that people build and use to collect, create, and distribute useful data , typically in organizational settings. The technical components include the entire collection of hardware, software, and infrastructure or network components. This also includes the data resources of the organization. The people and organizational components include the users who interact with the system on an ongoing basis, as well as the IT professionals who operate and maintain the technical aspects of the system.
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