Ch12-STD - Chapter Chapter 12 Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems Multiple Choice 1 Which of the following is not a reason why

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Chapter: Chapter 12: Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems Multiple Choice 1. Which of the following is not a reason why managers need the support of IT? a) It is very difficult to make good decisions without valid and relevant information. b) Modeling and quantitative analysis are needed to understand complex data. c) Exploring and comparing multiple relevant alternatives is key to good decisions. d) The timeframe for decision making is expanding. 2. _________ are designed to store data required by an organization and are optimized to capture and handle large volumes of transactions. In contrast, _________ are database systems optimized for reporting. a) Operational systems; data warehouses b) Data silos; ETL c) Tactical systems; strategic systems d) Data stores; transaction processing systems 3. What is the primary business problem caused when data is not integrated into a single reporting system? a) Getting too much detailed data. b) End users have to extract their own data to analyze. c) No trusted real-time view of what is going on across the enterprise. d) Data is not standardized. 4. Core business intelligence (BI) functions and features include all of the following except: a) enterprise reporting and analysis b) enterprise search c) visualization tools d) point of sale (POS) tools 5. All of the following describe trends in BI except: a) Middle and senior level managers remained the primary users of BI until the early 2000s. b) The cost of BI has decreased. As a result, BI solutions are being implemented at smaller firms. c) BI has evolved from a set of technologies to business solutions. d) In 2008, several multi-billon-dollar acquisitions helped consolidate the BI vendor market and intensified competition among the mega-vendors.
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6. The key benefit of _________ technology is that it allows a company to react to events as they happen and be proactive with respect to their future. a) key performance indicator b) predictive analytical c) compliance d) modeling 7. Reasons why companies invested in BI include all of the following except: a) improve data quality b) full visibility and real-time access to company data c) complete view of what had happened d) easy-to-create, accurate, up-to-the-minute reports 8. Which is not one of the three major components of BI architecture? a) data extraction and integration b) digital dashboards c) enterprise reporting systems d) data mining, query, and analysis tools 9. Data latency is a measure of ________. a) data freshness b) self-service reporting capabilities c) information delivery speed d) data storage capabilities 10. _________ are interactive user interfaces and reporting tools. a) Dashboards and scorecards
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Ch12-STD - Chapter Chapter 12 Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems Multiple Choice 1 Which of the following is not a reason why

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