Buisness Information Systems Ch1

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1. Why is technology considered "invasive"? A. Technology is an integral part of our personal, as well as our professional lives. B. Technology has destroyed many values of society. C. It has forced certain businesses to shut down for good. D. Technology requires that employees work more than 40 hours per week. _____ deals with the planning for, development, management, and use of information technology tools to help people perform all tasks related to information processing and management. A. Management by objectives B. Management information system C. Transaction processing system D. Executive information system Data refers to ____. A. factual information that a person knows B. raw facts that describe a particular phenomenon C. knowledge acquired through study, experience or instruction D. information that have a particular meaning within a specific context Information refers to ____. A. a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence B. a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn C. is data that have a particular meaning within a specific context D. raw facts that describe a particular phenomenon What is the primary difference between data and information? A. Information is processed to get data. B. Data is processed to get information. C. Data, unlike information, is related to hardware. D. Data is stored, information is not. You rent a Blu-ray disc of "A Clockwork Orange" for $25. This is an example of ______. A. data B. information C. software D. information system The average price of a movie ticket in the city of New York. is $8. This is an example of _______. A. data B. information C. software D. metadata The grade you earn for a specific college course is _____ and your overall GPA is ____. A. data; information B. information; data C. knowledge; business intelligence D. business intelligence; information system _____ is collective information that gives you the ability to make effective, important, and often strategic decisions. A. Data B. Knowledge C. Information D. Business intelligence (BI)

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10. The compilation of average SAT scores for students enrolled in your college, along with an analysis of enrollment information and a statistical analysis of these scores compared to competitive schools, is an example of ____. A. data B. information C. knowledge D. business intelligence 11. Information exhibits high quality only if: A. there is an abundance of it. B. it leads to business intelligence. C. it is pertinent, relevant, and useful to you. D. you have access to it 24/7. 12. Which of the following information quality attributes pertains to having access to information when one needs it? A. Timeliness B. Form C. Location D. Relevance 13. If the information coming into your decision-making process is in bad form, you'll more than likely make a poor decision. This concept is referred to as ___. A. first in never out (FINO) B. first in first out (FIFO) C. garbage-in-garbage-out (GIGO) D. last in first out (LIFO) 14. The concept of garbage-in-garbage-out (GIGO) relates to which information quality attribute? A. Timeliness B. Location C. Form D. Authority 15. Which quality attribute of information addresses the credibility of information? A. Weight B. Validity C. Application D. Relevance 16. AskSocrates is a Web site that provides definitions and descriptions of many concepts. AskSocrates is not peer-reviewed (a group of peers or experts do not verify the quality of information). Because of this, AskSocrates may not demonstrate which of the following quality attributes? A. Validity B. Timeliness C. Relevance D. Form 17. Within an organization, information flows in four basic directions. Which, among them, describes the current state of the organization based on its daily transactions? A. Downward B. Upward C. Horizontal D. Outward/inward

18. Information granularity refers to: A. the quantity of data within the information. B. the...
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