Info Tech Midterm

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tracking inventory

most likely to use RFID technology

what distinguishes wikis from blogs?

you can modify the content in wikis but im blogs you can only post comments

RSS

allows people to have content pulled from websites and fed to their computers automatically

CDMA

randomly assigns users to a range of frequencies over time

digital subscriber lines

operate over existing telephone lines to carry voice, data and video

top level domain

child domain of the root

uniform resource locator

a protocol prefix, domain name, directory path and a document name.

TCP/IP

which protocol is the internet based on?

VPN

encrypted private network configured within a public network

telnet

enables logging onto one computer and working on another

IAB

oranization that helps define the overall structure of the internet

how many devices can blue tooth link up?

8

text mining

used to analyze large unstructured data sets such as emails, memos, survey responses, to discover patterns and relationships

data manipulation language

specialized language progrmmers used to add and change data and in the database

classification

you want to determine what characteristics are shared among your most loyal customers; you need to use a data mining software that is capable of:

creating an inventory of the data elements contained in the database

the data ditionary serves as an important data management tool by

user mining

NOT used in web mining

information policy

the organization's rules for sharing, disseminating, acquiring, standardizing, classifying and inventorying info is called an:

data inconsistency

common database challenged illustrated by a person receiving multiple copies of an LL Bean catalog all addressed to a different variation of their full name.

entity relationship diagram

a schematic of the entire database that describes the relationships in a database is called an:

display data in an easier to read format

DBMSs typically include report generating tools in order to

object relational DBMS

You are creating a video and animation sharing Web site whose content will be supplied by content, video, and applets stored in a database and you anticipate very high loads on the server. Which of the following DBMSs will most likely serve your needs?

airport code

You are creating a database to store temperature and wind data from national airport locations. Which of the following fields is the most likely candidate to use as the basis for a primary key in the Airport table?

surveying data definition and query files

Which of the following is NOT a method for performing a data quality audit?

OLAP

The tool that enables users to view the same data in different ways using multiple dimensions is

a data mart typically focuses on a single subject area or line of business

A data mart usually can be constructed more rapidly and at lower cost than a data warehouse because

find hidden relationships in data

data mining is a tool for allowing users to

grid computing

Which of the following is NOT one of the current software platform trends?

mashups

What are created by combining and customizing components from different online software applications?

a Java Virtual Machine to be installed on the computer

are created by combining and customizing components from different online software applications.

ajax

Which of the following is a technique used to allow users to interact with a Web page without having to wait for the Web server to reload the Web page?

linux

an example of open source software

networked computers with idle resources

Which of the following does grid computing utilize to create enormous supercomputing power?

Move one firm into using the other's system in order to centralize management and support services.

Your firm, an auto parts manufacturer, has just merged with an automobile engine manufacturer, and the two companies have different SCM systems. Which of the following strategies would be the most likely course to help to reduce the TCO of the merged firms' technology investments?

hold focus groups to asses your services

How would you determine the market demand for your firm's IT services?

20

Hardware and software acquisition costs account for about ________ percent of TCO.

XML

what is the foundation of technology for web services?

SLA

A formal contract between customers and their service providers that outlines the specific responsibilities of the service provider and to the customer is called a(n)

on demand

Which type of computing refers to firms purchasing computing power from remote providers and paying only for the computing power they use?

programming the new software in house

Your firm needs to implement electronic timesheet software and needs to keep within a small budget. Which of the following would be the most costly method of implementing this new software?

autonomic computing

An industry-wide effort to develop systems that can configure, optimize, tune, and heal themselves when broken, and protect themselves from outside intruders and self-destruction is called

moving into a more scalable, on-demand environment

Which of the following is NOT a challenge being faced by Salesforce.com, as discussed in the chapter case?

a virtual company

uses the capabilities of other companies without being physically tied to those companies.

encouraging the sharing of knowledge across business units.

An information system can enhance core competencies by

synergies

If two organizations pool markets and expertise that result in lower costs and generate profits it is often referred to as creating

core competency

an activity that a firm excels as a world class leader

support

what is an activity that is a part of the organization's infrastructure, human resources, technology, and procurement that makes the delivery of the firm's products or services possible.

network economics

sees the cost of adding new members as inconsequential

Perform a strategic systems analysis.

You are consulting for a beverage distributor who is interested in determining the benefits it could achieve from implementing new information systems. What will you advise as the first step?

substitute products or services

To what competitive force did the printed encyclopedia industry succumb?

capital and labor

what are the primary production inputs that the organization uses to create products and services

strategic transitions

Sociotechnical changes affecting a firm adopting new information systems requiring organizational change can be considered

value chain model

what model highlights the primary or support activities that add a margin of value to a firm's products or services where information systems can best be applied to achieve a competitive advantage?

benchmarking

Which of the following activities would you perform to measure and compare your business processes to similar processes of other companies within your industry?

value web

A collection of independent firms that use information technology to coordinate their value chains to produce a product or service for a market collectively is called a(n)

internet technlogy

what makes it easy for rivals to compete on price alone?

inbound logistics, operations, outbound logistics, sales and marketing, and service.

The primary activities of a firm include

finance and accounting

responsible for financial records

data managment technology

software governing the organization of data on physical storage

culture

assumptions, values accepted by most of a company's members

upper level hierarchy

managerial, technical and professional employees

operational management

responsible for measuring daily activities of a business

sales info

order data for baseball tickets and bar code data

survival

this business objective is a necessity in the use of info systems

verizon's implimentation

improved decision making

output

transfers processed info to people who will use it or the activities it will be used

smart grid initiatives

operational excellence

can be achieved through technology

what is not true about collaboration?

e-government

internet and networking technologies

e-commerce

buying/selling over the internet

virtual worlds

communicate via texting

business intelligence

apps that allow managers to interactively manage data

extranet

hired by inspiration inc....

CRO

helps design programs and systems to find new sources of knowledge

extranet

helps EXpadite the flow

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