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2511_Practice_Midter - AP/ADMS 2511 Management Information Systems Practice Midterm Covering Sessions 1 to 4(Units 1 to 4 in the Internet Section

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AP/ADMS 2511 - Management Information Systems – Practice Midterm Covering Sessions 1 to 4 (Units 1 to 4 in the Internet Section) Answer Guide 1. Multiple Choice Questions Question #1 (Chapter 1) B. a student’s name Text, p. 11. 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. 12. 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 Text, p. 17 One technology pressure is technological innovation. By having customers buy their hardware direct from hardware suppliers, BestPharm can avoid the competitiveness within the hardware market as hardware goes obsolete quickly, and instead concentrate on selling customised software to its customers. Question #4 (Chapter 1) D. enabling computer applications to interoperate without human intervention Text, p. 14. 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. 21. In addition to the above-noted benefits, strategic systems could also provide other benefits, such as improving relationships with suppliers or customers. 1
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Question #6 (Chapter 2) A. a knowledge worker. Text, p. 44, provides examples of specific jobs for each of these types of employees. Question #7 (Chapter 2) A. knowledge workers Text, p. 44 explains that business intelligence software is used by primarily knowledge workers and middle managers. Question #8 (Chapter 2) C. support the use of simulations Text, p. 44. BI systems quite often deal with a large amount of data and enable the user to pose complex questions (such as what is the age range and geographic distribution of customers purchasing size large clothes). Such data is specific to the decision (not data flow as in A) and require flexibility (contrary to B). This requires analysis, contradicting D. Question #9 (Chapter 2) D. instructions about how to combine hardware, software, databases and networks in order to process and output information. Text, p. 41. 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)
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2012 for the course ADMS 2510 taught by Professor Beavis during the Spring '08 term at York University.

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2511_Practice_Midter - AP/ADMS 2511 Management Information Systems Practice Midterm Covering Sessions 1 to 4(Units 1 to 4 in the Internet Section

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