BINS130: Intro to Business Information Systems final exam

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A(n) ____ is an organized collection of people, procedures, software, databases, and devices that support problem-specific decision making.
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a. TPS
b. MIS
c. DSS
d. Virtual reality system
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Answer, a German software company, is one of the leading suppliers of ERP software.
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Systems analysis defines the problems and opportunities of the existing system.
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is an example of application software that allows you to accomplish specific tasks such as word processing or tabulating numbers.
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a. Systems software
b. Windows 7
c. Microsoft Office 2010
d. Windows Vista
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Hiring an outside company to perform some or all of a systems development project is called ____.
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a. virtual reality
b. offshoring
c. systems investigation
d. outsourcing
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A(n) Answer is a formal collection of people and other resources established to accomplish a set of goals.
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are responsible for scheduling, hardware maintenance, and preparing input and output.
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a. Data-entry operators
b. System operators
c. Web operators
d. Local area network operators
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Improved productivity can result in faster customer response, lower costs, and increased customer satisfaction.
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Because IS hardware and software are costly, a specialized Answer group manages computer hardware and software acquisitions.
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An organization ____ uses its information system to gain a competitive advantage.
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a. almost never
b. sometimes
c. often
d. nearly always
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Hardware refers to the ____ components of a computer that perform the input, processing, storage, and output activities of the computer.
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a. actual
b. logical
c. mechanical
d. physical
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The components responsible for processing - the CPU and memory - are housed together in the same box or cabinet, called the chip set.
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In computers, usually ____ bits together form a byte of data or a single character.
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a. 2
b. 4
c. 8
d. 10
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Secondary storage is also called ____.
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a. permanent storage
b. primary storage
c. main memory
d. volatile memory
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Grid computing is high-powered data processing performed in support of our country’s electric grid.
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There are free Web-based productivity software suites that require no installation on the computer.
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is a powerful operating system originally developed by AT&T for use on minicomputers but now runs on workstations, servers, and mainframe computers.
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a. z/OS
b. AIX
c. Unix
d. Linux
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The ____ operating system from Microsoft is sometimes called “Vista done right” and includes improved home networking capabilities.
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a. Windows 7
b. Leopard
c. Windows XP
d. Linux
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After a computer system is started, portions of the operating system are transferred to ____ as they are needed.
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a. the CPU
b. memory
c. the back-up rescue disk
d. none of the above
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Most software products are protected by neither copyright protection or licensing provisions.
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Today, most organizations use the database approach to data management, where multiple information systems share a pool of related data.
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Oracle is currently the market leader in general purpose databases, with about three-fourths of the multibillion dollar database market.
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is a visual approach to developing database requests.
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a. Concurrency control
b. Query by example
c. Data definition language
d. Data manipulation language
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A(n) ____ 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.
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a. OLTP database
b. data warehouse
c. data mart
d. data mine
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One of the first steps in installing and using a large database involves “telling” the DBMS the logical and physical structure of the data and the relationships among the data for each user.
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Automated Clearing House and Wire Transfers are two forms of electronic funds transfer.
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is NOT a frequency commonly used for wireless communications.
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a. infrared
b. microwave
c. radio
d. ULF
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The National Do Not Call Registry ____.
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