Mis535 Midterm

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 1.| Question :| (TCO A) Domino's upgraded Pulse Evolution system incorporated a Pizza Tracker functionality that shows the progression of individual pizza orders. This is an example of using information systems to achieve which business objective?|

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 | Student Answer:| |  Customer and supplier intimacy|  | | |  Survival|
 | | |  Improved decision making|
 | | |  Operational excellence|
 | Instructor Explanation:| pp. 52–53|
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 | Points Received:| 10 of 10|
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 2.| Question :| (TCO A) Networking and telecommunications technologies, along with computer hardware, software, data management technology, and the people required to run and manage them, constitute an organization's|

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 | Student Answer:| |  data management environment|
 | | |  networked environment|
 | | |  IT infrastructure (Correct answer)|
 | | |  information system|
 | Instructor Explanation:| p. 21|
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 | Points Received:| 10 of 10|
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 3.| Question :| (TCO B) Internet technology|
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 | Student Answer:| |  makes it easy for rivals to compete on price alone.|  | | |  imposes a significant cost of entry, due to infrastructure requirements.|  | | |  increases the difference between competitors because of the wide availability of information.|  | | |  makes it easy to sustain operational advantages.|  | Instructor Explanation:| p. 99|

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 | Points Received:| 0 of 10|
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 4.| Question :| (TCO C) The difference between a data warehouse and a data mart is|
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 | Student Answer:| |  data warehouses tend to serve an entire enterprise and a data mart a single department.|  | | |  a data warehouse is historical data only and a data mart is the most recent transactions.|  | | |  a data mart requires normalized data, whereas a data warehouse does not.|  | | |  They are different names for the same thing.|  | Instructor Explanation:| p. 223|

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 | Points Received:| 10 of 10|
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 5.| Question :| (TCO D) Which of the following is not an example of the emerging mobile computing platforms?|
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 | Student Answer:| |  eReaders|
 | | |  The iPad|
 | | |  Android phone|
 | | |  CRM

 
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 | Instructor Explanation:| Week 4 Lecture|
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 | Points Received:| 10 of 10|
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 6.| Question :| (TCO A) What is the difference between information technology and information systems? Describe some of the functions of information systems.|
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 | Student Answer:|  | Information technology (IT) is a part of the information system. Information systems (IS) are built using information technology by using servers, operating systems and code written for software. IT is more concerned with the technology and the creation while IS is more concerned with usage and effects. The information system can be used for many functions, including but not limited to, project planning, project management, market research, budget management, account analysis and quality control. Some of the main purposes of the information system is to store, manage and present the data obtained in a way that is understood by the people using the program. Programs such as word, power point and excel are all ways for information to be gathered into a format that can be easily understood by users. It is a place for information to be stored and managed and the data can be presented as well.|  | Instructor Explanation:| Information technology (IT) consists of all the hardware and software that a firm needs to use to achieve its business objectives. Information systems are more complex. An information system can...
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