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An organized collection of people, procedures, software, databases, and devices

DSS

A visa program that enables skilled employees from foreign lands into the US

H-18

Is a major challenge in expanding the global reach of info. systems

All of the above

The ___ features of the operating system allocate computer resources to make the best use of each system's assets.

task management

Many organizations are turning to ___, a set of integrated programs that manages a company's vital business operations.

ERP

A type of memory whose contents are not lost if the power is turned off

x nonvolatile

displays are flat displays that use liquid crystals to form characters

LCD

A risk involved with using an application service provide is that

all of the above

a powerful operating system originally developed by AT&T for use on minicomputers

Unix

an advanced optical disk technology still in development that would store more data than even the Blu-ray optical disk system

Holographic versatile disc

Literally thousands of programming languages have been developed, but ony ___ are commonly used today.

a few dozen

Choosing the right computer hardware requires understanding its relationship to the info. system and ___ of the organization.

Needs

As long as the tables in a relational database share one common ___, the tables can be linked to provide useful info. & reports.

attribute

Basic data manipulations include ___ which involves eliminating rows in a relational database.

selecting

A ___ contains a subset of data for a single aspect of a company's business and are used by smaller groups who want to access detailed data for business analysis

data mart

The ___ is a description that involves "telling" the DBMS

schema

A standardized data manipulation language develped in the 1970's

SQL

The smallest piece of data used by a computer is the

bit

describes the steps an organization takes to protect info. sought by "hostile" intelligence gathers

counterintelligence

with ___, the database is stored on a service provider's server and accessed by the client over a network, typically theinternet.

Software as a Service

A database in which data can be spread across several smaller databases connected through a telecommunications devices is called

distributed database

someone responsible for planning, designing, creating, operating, securing, and mainting databases is called

database administrator

a database is a collection of integrated and related...

files

an application of data mining that identifies the products and services most commonly purchased at the same time

Market basket analysis

the ____ position is a non-technical position responsible for defining and implementing consistent principles for setting data standards and data definitions that apply across all the databases in an organization.

data administrator

the process of selecting the best database management system for an orginization considers

all of the above

a tool that database designers use to show the logical relationships among data is

data model

data warehouses allow managers to ____ to get increasing levels of detail about business conditions

drill down

an application of data mining that identifies the products and services most commonly purchased at the same time

market basket analysis

an info.-analysis tool that involves the automated discovery of patterns and relationships in a data warehouse

data mining

a database

helps companies reduce costs, increase profits, track past business activities, and open new market opportunities

a too the database designers use to show the logical relationships among data is

all of the above

employs multidemensional databases and analytics to store and deliver data warehouse info. efficiently

OLAP

companies such as IBM have developed ____ database systems to allow diff. databases to work together as a unified database system

Virtual

with ___ the database is stored on a service provider's server and accessed by the client over a newtowk

software as a service

involves using a database to store and access data according to the locations it describes and to permit spatial queries and analysis

spatial data technology

a_____ typically stores three to ten years of historical summary data

data warehouse

___ is a branch of artificial intelligence that allows computers to recognize and act on patterns or trends

robotic systems

which of the following statements is true about the characteristics of a highly competitive industry

there tend to be more firms seeking competitive advantage

____investigates the additional profits or benefits that are generated as a % of the investment in IS technology

Return on investment

the goal of the ___ phase of systems development is to gain a clear understanding of the problem to be solved or opportunity to be addressed

systems investigation

___ includes all the people who manage, run, program, and maintain the systems, including the CIO

IS personnel

people can send short messages of up to ___ using twitter

140 characters

embedded operating systems

are changing the way we interact with many household devices

each central processing unit consists of two primary elements: the arithmetic/logic unit and the

CONTROL unit = )

many organzations are turning to _____ a set of integrated programs that manages a copany's vital business operations

ERP

an ____ is a newwork based on Web technologies that allows only selected outsiders, such as business partners to access authorized resources of a companys intranet.

extranet

another name for web log is

blog

people using commercially available software are usually asked to read and agree to

end-user license agreement

are frequently used to capture input in standardized tests such as the SAT and GMAT

OMR readers

freely available to everyone

Linux

the goal of the _____ phase of systems development is to gain a clear understanding of the prpoblem to be solved

systems investigation

the trul value of info. is directly linked to how it helps decision makers acheive their organizations

goals

using ____, you can download audio programs or music form the internet to plau on computers

podcasting

____ are considered to be the most important element in a computer-based info. system

people

use of a collection of computers, often owned by many people to work in a coooordinated manner to solve a common problem

grid computing

the most powerful coputers with the fastest processing speed

supercomputers

RAID storage devices provide organizations with data storage that is

fault tolerant

Porsche is an example of a company with a ____ strategy for gaining competitive advantage

niche

including the CIO

IS personnel

most important element

people

consists of computer equipment used to perform input, processing and output activities

hardware

helps determine what supplies are required

suplly chain mangement

an info. system that operates in the ____ sphere of influence supports two or more pple who work together to common goal

workgroup

advantage of proprietary software versus off-the-shelf

being involved in the development offers control over the results

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