Personal Computer and Local Area Networks

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1.Scalabilit y refers to the ability of a computer, product, or system to be available 24/7 for constant use without breaking down. (True/False)

2.Software that manages the resources of the computer is called A) operating system software.
B) application software.
C) data management software.
D) network software.

3.Reducing computer power consumption is a top priority for grid computing. (True/False)

4.The network standard for connecting desktop computers into local area networks that enabled the widespread adoption of client/server computing and local area networks and further stimulated the adoption of personal computers is A) TCP/IP

B) COBOL
C) Ethernet
D) ASCII

5.Which of the following is NOT an example of the emerging mobile computing platforms? A) netbooks
B) the Kindle
C) cell phones
D) CRM
E) iPad

6.Connecting geographically remote computers in a single network to create a "virtual supercomputer" is called A) co-location.
B) edge computing.
C) grid computing.
D) utility computing.
E) cloud-computing

7.In the age of the Internet, Porter's traditional competitive forces model is still at work, but: a)Competitive rivalry has become much more intense
b)Barrier to entry is higher
c)Customer demands are unpredictable
d)Suppliers come and go

8.In the value chain model, primary activities are most directly related to the production and distribution of the firm's products and services that create value for the: a)broker
b)supplier
c)customer
d)organization
e)system

9.Which of the following is NOT one of the competitive forces?

A) suppliers
B) other competitors
C) external environment
D) customers
E) wholesalers and distributors

10.Which of the following statements is NOT true about information technology's impacts on business firms? A) It helps firms expand in size.
B) It helps firms lower the cost of market participation.
C) It helps reduce internal management costs.
D) It helps reduce...
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