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INFO 1400

Koffka Khan

Tutorial 8

INFO1400 Information Technology Fundamentals Coursework Examination 1: Chapter 1 1. A fully digital firm produces only digital goods or services. Answer: FALSE 2. There are four major business functions: Sales and marketing; manufacturing and production; finance and accounting; and information technology. Answer: FALSE 3. The use of information systems because of necessity describes the business objective of a) survival. b) improved business practices. c) competitive advantage. d) improved flexibility. Answer: A 1-2

INFO1400 Information Technology Fundamentals Coursework Examination 1: Chapter 1 4. The average number of tickets sold daily online is an example of a) input. b) raw data. c) meaningful information. d) feedback. Answer: C 5. In a hierarchical organization, the upper levels consist of a) managerial and professional employees. b) managerial, professional, and technical employees. c) professional and operational employees. d) managerial, professional, and operational employees. Answer: B

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INFO1400 Information Technology Fundamentals Coursework Examination 1: Chapter 2 6. You would use an MIS to help decide whether to introduce a new product

line. Answer: FALSE 7. A transaction processing system is a computerized system that performs and records the daily routine transactions necessary to conduct business. Answer: TRUE 8. Which type of system would you use to change a production schedule if a key supplier was late in delivering goods? a) ESS b) TPS c) MIS d) DSS Answer: B 1-4

INFO1400 Information Technology Fundamentals Coursework Examination 1: Chapter 2 9. Which systems are typically a major source of data for other systems? a) transaction processing systems b) management information systems c) executive support systems d) decision-support systems Answer: A 10. The term "management information systems" designates a specific category of information systems serving a) integrated data processing throughout the firm. b) transaction process reporting. c) employees with online access to historical records. d) middle management functions. Answer: D

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INFO1400 Information Technology Fundamentals Coursework Examination 1: Chapter 3 11. A firm can be said to have competitive advantage when they have

higher stock market valuations than their competitors. Answer: TRUE 12. A transparent marketplace means that there is high product differentiation. Answer: FALSE 13. The interaction between information systems and organizations is influenced a) primarily by the decision making of middle- and senior-managers. b) by many factors, including structure, politics, culture, and environment. c) by two main microeconomic forces: capital and labor. d) primarily by the organization's business processes and culture. Answer: B 1-6

INFO1400 Information Technology Fundamentals Coursework Examination 1: Chapter 3 14. How does the technical view of organizations fall short of understanding the full impacts of information systems in a firm? a) It sees information systems as a way to rearrange the inputs and outputs of the organization. b) It sees capital and labor as primary production factors. c) It sees the inputs and outputs, labor and capital, as being infinitely malleable. d) It sees the organization as a social structure similar to a machine. Answer: C 15. Business processes are collections of a) informal practices and behaviors. b) formalized and documented practices. c) routines. d) rights and privileges. Answer: C 1-7

INFO1400 Information Technology Fundamentals Coursework Examination 1: Chapter 4 16. A cookie is a small file containing information about you and your Web activities that is deposited on your hard disk by a Web site. Answer: TRUE 17. P3P encrypts or scrambles e-mail or data so that it cannot be read illicitly. Answer: FALSE 18. The use of computers to combine data from multiple sources and create electronic dossiers of detailed information...
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