Cis 850 Study Guid

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Chapter 1
* Describe the three types of IT assets that must be well managed in today's digital age. Chapter 2
* J2EE vs. .NET
* Describe the six key software trends as identified by the authors. Chapter 3
* Wi-Fi, WiMAX, Bluetooth, RFID, VoIP, VPN
* Explain the concept of cloud computing. Do you believe that cloud computing will have a major impact on the IT function in organizations? Why or why not? Chapter 4
* Why do organizations often have several databases? What are the different types of databases? How do they differ? * What are the different kinds of data standards and why are these an essential part of data management? * MDM

Chapter 5
* What are the primary reasons for implementing an ERP system? Why do many firms find it difficult to implement an ERP system? * SOA, Web services, Intranets and Portals, SCM, CRM, Groupware * Explain the concept of Software as a Service (SaaS), and describe one application area in which SaaS is becoming important. Do you think the use of SaaS will expand, and why or why not? Chapter 6

* Explain both data warehousing and data mining. How are they related? List at least three uses of data mining. * GSS, Executive information systems, Knowledge management systems * Business intelligence (BI) applications

Chapter 7
* What were the e-business innovations using Web technologies that were introduced by Amazon.com, Netflix.com, Dell.com, and Landsend.com? * Extranet, B2C, B2B, EDI, XML, Web 2.0
* A framework for thinking about Web site designs from a human-computer interface perspective is the 7Cs framework developed by Payport and Jaworski (2004). Briefly describe the 7Cs. Chapter 8
* Briefly describe some common information system controls that need to be implemented by business managers, not IS professionals. * In what way does thorough documentation for an information system help in compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley?...
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