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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