BCIS 1305

data accuracy use a critical requirement for good information
true
Which if the following is an example of a computer hardware
monitor
When considering different information systems alternatives, it will be helpful to consider the low tech versus high tech alternatives in light of the amount of work that is being move from people to compiters
true
information systems differ in the amount of work that is moved from the human side to the computer side.
true
A list of employee details is considered as
data
Changing the structure of existing databases causes more organizational disruption than changing working procedures.
false
Graham and Hilda Corp. is a firm that offers enterprise software solutions to independent retailers. The firm recently entered into a contract with a major national retail chain to develop and implement proprietary software that tracks inventory, restocking, and supplier information. Which of the following actions will be most difficult to perform when implementing the new information system?
training the employees to use and manage the new system
Data needs to be sufficient for the purpose for which it is generated
true
Which of the following terms is described as processed data or data presented in a meaningful context?
information
Mary processes employee statistics to obtain a ,meaningful understanding of her organization. The data that she derives by processing becomes information
true
Caroline asks her secretary to send information on the meetings that she needs to attend next month. Her secretary , Joanne, provides her with the details immediately , but leaves out certain additional details that are irrelevant to Caroline’s requirements. Which of the following statements is true about this scenario?
The information that Joanne gave was accurate and sufficient for Caroline’s purpose.
Which of the following pairs of components constitutes the human side of information systems?
people and procedures
Adobe Acrobat is an application that allows users to create and edit digital documents. This is an example of____
software
Which of the following is a component of an information system, but not of information technology?
people
The ability to construct and manipulate models is an example of abstract reasoning
true
Drudgen Fitness Inc. is a fitness equipment provider that markets its products through a chain of retail outlets in four states. As part of its expansion strategy, the company decides to open outlets in four more states and decides to revise its existing business processes. According to the 5 component model of information systems, which of the following processes will be the least disruptive to the organization?
buying and installing new computers in the new outlets
A student fills out an online admission form to register for a particular course. This is an example of the _____ component of the information system.
data
The storage controllers in a computer are an example of the ____ component of the information systems
hardware
It is generally more difficult to make changes to the ____ of an information system than to the database itself.
procedures
Sandra is a production manager at a soda manufacturer’s bottling plant plant. She receives a report that contains the list of a raw materials stored in the warehouse. She notices that the list also includes items that are not present in the warehouse. The list that she received would not qualify as good information because it is____
Inaccurate
A student group that is working on a project is considered to be collaboration if the______
members provide feedback on each other’s work
Files placed on Google drive can be accessed only by users with a Gmail address
False
____decisions are the most structures and have very little need for collabortion
Operational
In version control systems, the shared directories used to store shared documents are called libraries
true
Collaboration is defined as a group of people ___
working together to achieve a common goal
____decisions are concerned with day-to-day activities
Operational
Collaboration tools provide workflow control manage the activities in a process pre-defined by the group
true
Being a perceptive listener is more important for a collaborator than being gregarious and dynamic
True
____is popular commercial webinar product virtual sales presentations
WebEx
An organization uses a formula to compute the reorder quantity of an item i inventory. This is an example of a(n)____ process
structured
A group of four painters, each painting a different wall in the same room, are not working cooperatively
False
Operational decisions are those that support operational _______
day-to-day activities
______ decisions are those that support broad-scope organizational issues
Strategic
The main purpose of the planning phase in a project is to ______
determine who will do what and by when
One of the advantages of a team survey is that it is easy to determine who has not yet responded
true
Which of the following statements is true of sharing task list on Google Grid
Google Grid allows simultaneous edits
The need for collaboration is greatest for _____ decisions
strategic
Being a skilled and persuasive presenter is the most important characteristics for an effective collaborator
False
Which of the following is an example of project data?
design document
A project manager defines the tasks that her team members have to perform and determines the schedule for carrying out each of the tasks. This project is in the ____ phase of project management
planning
Task descriptions need to be specific and worded so that it is possible to decide whether or not the task was accomplished.
true
Which of the following is true about google drive?
google tracks document revisions , with brief summaries of changes made
Which of the following is an example of strategic decision?
deciding to open a centralized distribution system
Team members need not continually check the SharePoint task list for new tasks
true
operational decisions require a high degree of collaboration
false
Managerial decisions are decisions about
_______
the utilization issues
Microsoft Lync is an example of comprehensive content-sharing collaboration tools
false
Project scope and initial budget is set during the starting phase of a project.
false
A webinar is a tool used to facilitate asynchronous communication
false
A student group that is working on a project is considered to be a collaboration if the
members provide feedback on each other’s work
Which of the following is a comprehensive tool for communication?
Microsoft Lync
Informing is the first and most fundamental collaboration purpose
true
With Google Drive, documents are stored on the user’s computer
false
Which of the following is the most important trait that an effective collaborator should have?
skillfulness at giving/receiving negative feedback
identify the least important characteristic for an effective collaborator
having experience as a collaborator
feedback and iteration enable a group to produce something greater than any single person could accomplish by working independently
true
First placed on Google Drive can be accessed only by users with a Gmail address.
false
project data is data that is part of the collaboration’s work product
true
Project plan and budget are prepared during the finalizing phase of project management
false
departmental heads should determine the computer hardware and programs that are needed for their department. This is an example of ____ decision
managerial
Margaret finds that calling her senior supervisors and quality managers for a face-to-face meetings is not feasible. She arranges for a multiparty text chatting session involving all of them, This is an example of asynchronous communication
false
Strategic decisions are typically not collaborative
false
The purpose of the planning phase of project management is to accomplish project task
false
which of the following statements is true about working with Google Drive?
Google tracks document revisions, with brief summaries of changes made
identify a primary purpose of collaboration
making decisions
An unstructured decision process is one for which there is no agreed-on decision-making method
true
______communication occurs within a team when all team members meet at the same time
synchronous
A shared file server is best suited for sharing content when there is increased risk of interference with the user’s work by other team members
false
A company’s top managers meet to decide on a potential merger with one of its competitors. They discuss various aspects of the merger, such as business valuations and conducting due diligence. This is an example of____ decision making
unstructured
The application team’s use and means by which they share data depend on the type of content
true
creating a new product to increase margin is an example of using product implementations to achieve competitive advantage
true
The total margin of the value chain is the difference between the total value added and the total cost incurred
true
Organization can lock in customers by making it difficult or expensive for them to move to another product
true
Locking in customers by making it difficult or expensive for customers to move to another product is called establishing high
switching cost
To determine an information system delivers net savings in cost, the cost of the developing and operating the information system will need to be offset against the gains in reduced errors and reduce cost of paper , ink, and printing
true
Identify the activity in the value chain that involves receiving and handling of raw materials and other inputs to the product.
inbound logistics
Fun Text is company that owns an app used for text messaging. It recently offered a membership extension of six months without any additional charges to existing customers who had registered for a three-year membership . By doing this, which competitive strategy din Fun Text implement?
locking customers
Which of the following principles of competitive advantage is related to process implementation?
raise the barriers to market entry
In the next ten years the _____ most likely to charge
pace of integration of new technology
Bargaining power of customers is likely to be the highest for markets involving _______
industrial product
Information systems create competitive advantage by providing support to a product rather than
false
in the value chain, customers service is concerned with inducing buyers to purchase the product and providing a means for them to do so
false
A major drawback of Porter’s five forces model is that it ignores the rivalry among firms in the industry
false
The automobile is characterized by many manufacturers and intense competition among them.According to Porter’s five forces model, this statements illustrates______
high levels of rivalry
Employees often resist changes in business process
True
In a manufacturing business , the materials ordering process transforms cash into a raw ,materials inventory
true
A new drug that has shown promise in curing skin cancer has been discovered by a famous chemical laboratory , this is the only known drug effective for treatment of this disease . The laboratory obtains a patent for the product and decides to sell it. This situation is characterized by
Low threat Substitution
Porter defined value as the amount of money that a customer is willing to pay for a resource, product or service.
true
Outbound logistics refers to transforming inputs into final product
false
Organization cannot gain a competitive advantage by enhancing existing products or service
false
A _____ is a network of activities that generate value by transforming input into outputs
business process
In a manufacturing business, which of the following transforms finished goods into cash?
sales process
Which of the following value chain activities involves assisting users with handling of the products after sale, thus maintaining and enhancing the product’s value?
customer service
In the context of Porter’s five forces model, the bargaining power of grain farmers in surplus year is an example of weak market force.
true
Identify the principle of competitive advantage that is associated with product implementations
enhance services
Organizations can lock in suppliers either by making it difficult to switch to organization by______
making it easy to work with the organization
Which of the following principles of competitive advantages is associated with product implementations?
differentiating service offerings
Organizations can lock in customers by making it difficult or expensive for them to move another product.
true
Focus cost leadership is observed when a product has the lowest cost
_____________
within an industry segment
Bargaining power of customers is likely to be highest for markets involving____
industrial products
Establishing alliances with other organizations increases purchasing cost, though these alliances do provide competitive advanatages
false
Which of the following principles of competitive advantages is related to process implementations?
reduce cost
According to Porter’s five forces model, in which of the following situations would a supplier have the highest bargaining power?
A Houston-based vendor that is the only supplier of a patented material for many smartphone manufacturers
A major drawback of Porter’s five forces model is t hat it ignores the rivalry among firms in the industry.
false
A furniture manufacturer delivers products to his customers’ houses. This is an example of inbound logistics.
false
A furniture dealer offering a wide variety of designs exclusively to premium customers is following an industry-wide cost leadership strategy.
False
In manufacturing business, the materials ordering process transforms cash into a raw materials inventory
true
In inbound logistics activity of a value chain, the manufacturer receives, stores, and disseminated to a product.
true
The competitive strategy of an organization is determined by it’s value chain
false
which of the following value chain activities involves inducing buyers to purchase a product and providing a means for them to do so?
sales and marketing
The difference between the total value added and the total cost incurred is called _______ of the value chain
total margin
The _____ discipline created by Porter states that firms should create new, more efficient business processes that integrate the activities of all departments involved a value chain
business process design
A service company checks the availability of resources before planning its projects. This activity can be classified under
linkages
A retail company sells products such as agricultural produce and consumer products. The company procures materials from farmers and local producers. This process of obtaining the inputs needed for a business is called____
inbound logistics
The sales process involves sales and marketing as well as outbound logistics activities
true
Information system create competitive advantage by providing support to a product rather than by becoming part of the product.
false
According to Porter’s five forces model, a group of grain farmers in a surplus year will have reduced______
bargaining power
To determine if an information system delivers net savings in cost, the cost of developing and operating the information system will need to be offset against the gains in reduced errors and reduced cost for paper, ink, and printing
true
Which of the following is a primary activity in the value chain?
receiving and distributing inputs to the product
Streamtech, a manufacturer of automobiles recently received a patent for an unmanned search boat. By doing this, Streamtech has ________
introduced product differentiation
Inbound logistics constitute support activities in the value chain of manufacturing firms
false
Dynotrix motos is a large car-manufacturing company. The company purchases raw materials from many small-sized sellers across the globe. In this case, Dynotrix Motors is characterized by ______
High bargaining power over its suppliers
Which of the following value chain activities involves collecting, storing, and physically distributing the products to buyer?
outbound logistics
Porter defines value as the ____
The amount of money that a customer is willing to pay for an offering
In the context of information systems, which of the following statements is true of data characteristics?
An appropriate relationship should exist between the cost of data and it’s value
Information technology is an assembly of hardware , software, data, procedures, and people that produces information
False
A spreadsheet consist of airfares to different cities from Chicago. If the contents of the spreadsheet are used to make a decision, it will be considered as ______
data
Which of the following would be most disruptive to an organization when implementing an information system?
changing reporting relationships
Information technology and information systems are synonymous terms.
False
Which of the following statements is true about the changes and developments foreseen by the year 2025
Traditional classrooms will be replaced by classrooms in a box
According to Moore’s Law, the ____
number of transistors per square inch on an inegrated chips doubles every 18 months
which of the following is a common description of an information?
knowledge derived from data
Which of the following statements is true of good information?
Good information should be based on correct and complete data
Which of the following is a major implication of Moore’s law?
Cost of communications and storage have become very low
Carlos is a business student doing an internship at Bruno and Venus, a firm specializing in export of sophisticated equipment to other countries. He finds that he is unable to create a representative chart depicting the relation between processes such as procurement, shipping, and billing. This indicates that he lacks___ skills
abstract reasoning
The CEO of an organization asks the human resources manager to send information about the rate of employee turnover in the organization for the last quarter. The manager sends the salary details of new hires during this period. This information is likely to be of little use to the CEO because it is__
irrelevant
Identify the statement that differentiates information technology from information systems.
One can buy information technology, but not information systems.
Information is considered inefficient if _____
it is irrelevant to the subject
Mark follows certain steps to access the supplementary readings for a course when using his organization’s library management system. These steps that he follows are examples of the ______ component of an information system.
procedure
Which of the following is considered as information rather than mere data?
The return investment of an advertising campaign
A manager will essentially require ____ skills to tear ideas clearly on a small scale, before taking bigger risk or committing significant resources to a larger project.
experimentation
Abstract reasoning is the ability to _____
make and manipulate models
Data refers to the knowledge derived from information
false
Because of Moore’s Law, any routine skill is liable to be outsourced to the lowest bidder.
true
Which of the following is true of good information?
Good information should be based on correct and complete data
Globus Corp. uses a software tool to manage its supply chain. This software tool is an ____ of the company’s information system.
instruction on the computer side
Which of the following is the least critical aspect of good information?
additional data
According to the five-component framework, additional components are added to the existing component framework as the complexity of a system increases
false
Information systems become a waste of time and money when users work with inaccurate data
true
Which of the following statements is true about the quality of information?
Information should be just barely sufficient for its purpose
which of the following pairs of components constitutes the human side of the information
people and procedure
a spreadsheet consist of airfares to different cities from Chicago. If the content of the spread sheet are used to make decision,it will be considered as____
data
Which of the following is an example of lo-tech information system?
a file of email addresses stored in an email program
data refers to the knowledge derived from information
false
which of the following would be most disruptive to an organization when implementing a new information system?
changing reporting relationship
The ______ component of the five component framework of information system include individuals who maintain the data and support the networks of computers
people
according the the five component framework, additional components are added to the existing component framework as the complexity of a systems increases
false