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Unformatted text preview: mmunications standards. C) technology standards. D) Internet standards. 31) ________ unleash powerful economies of scale and result in declines in manufactured computer products. A) Internet and web technologies B) Technology standards C) Linux and open-source software D) Client/server technologies 32) The multitasking, multi-user, operating system developed by Bell Laboratories that operates on a wide variety of computing platforms is A) Unix. B) Linux. C) OS X. D) COBOL. 33) The network standard for connecting desktop computers into local area networks that enabled the widespread adoption of client/server computing and local area networks and further stimulated the adoption of personal computers is A) TCP/IP B) COBOL C) Ethernet D) ASCII 34) Software that manages the resources of the computer is called A) operating system software. B) application software. C) data management software. D) network software. 35) A SAN is a ________ network. A) server area B) storage area C) scalable architecture D) service-oriented architecture 36) The leading networking hardware providers include A) Dell, HP/Compaq, and IBM. B) Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, and Nortel. C) Seagate, Maxtor, and Western Digital. D) IBM, Oracle, and Sun. 37) As referred to in the text, legacy systems are A) traditional mainframe-based business information systems. B) electronic spreadsheets used on a PC. C) any pre-1990 Wintel systems. D) systems found on older ASPs. 38) Legacy systems are still used because they A) can only be run on the older mainframe computers. B) are too expensive to redesign. C) integrate well using new Web services technologies. D) contain valuable data that would be lost during redesign. 39) Which of the following is NOT an example of the emerging mobile computing platforms? A) netbooks B) the Kindle C) cell phones D) CRM 40) Connecting geographically remote computers in a single network to create a "+virtual supercomputer"+ is called A) co-location. B) edge computing. C) grid computing. D) utility computing. 41) The business case for using grid computing involves all of the following EXCEPT A) cost savings. B) increased accuracy. C) speed of computation. D) agility. 42) Which of the following does grid computing utilize to create enormous supercomputing power? A) massive unused data centers B) underutilized mainframe computers C) networked computers with idle resources D) networks with low usage 43) The process of presenting a set of computing resources (such as computing power or data storage) so that they can all be accessed in wa...
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