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Chapter 1 - An Introduction to Information Systems
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The value of information is directly linked to how it helps decision makers achieve their organization's ____.
a. profits c. cost reduction initiatives
b. goals d. quality improvement measures
Quality information that can be used for a variety of purposes is said to be ______.
a. flexible c. relevant
b. economical d. verifiable
In information systems, ____ is used to make changes to input or processing activities.
a. forecasting c. output
b. feedback d. processing
_____ consists of computer equipment used to perform input, processing, and output activities.
a. Information technology c. Telecommunications
b. Technology infrastructure d. Hardware
____ consists of computer programs that govern the operation of the computer.
a. Hardware c. Applications
b. Software d. Telecommunications
____ connect computers and equipment in a building, around the country, or around the world to enable electronic communications.
a. Telecommunications c. Networks
b. Telecommuting d. Databases
____ is (are) considered to be the most important element in a computer-based information system.
a. Hardware c. Procedures
b. Software d. People
A(n) _____ is a network based on Web technologies that allows selected outsiders, such as business partners and customers, to access authorized resources of a company's intranet.
a. register c. database
b. blog d. extranet
A(n) _____ can replace many applications with one unified set of programs, making the system easier to use and more effective.
a. transaction processing system c. decision support system
b. enterprise resource planning system d. e-commerce system
b. enterprise resource planning system
A(n) ____ is an organized collection of people, procedures, software, databases, and devices that support problem-specific decision making.
a. TPS c. DSS
b. MIS d. Virtual reality system
Hiring an outside company to perform some or all of a systems development project is called ____.
a. virtual reality c. systems investigation
b. offshoring d. outsourcing
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.
a. systems analysis c. systems design
b. systems investigation d. systems implementation
b. systems investigation
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