MIS 535 Managerial Applications of information Technology
(TCO A) Which of the following objectives best describes the business strategy behind the development of smart grid initiatives by power companies, as discussed in the chapter case? (Points : 4)
(TCO B) Which of the following describes how the Simon framework of decision making works in high-velocity decision environments? (Points : 5)
(TCO C) A field identified in a table as holding the unique identifier of the table’s records is called the (Points : 4)
(TCO D) Which of the following is not a characteristic of packet switching? (Points : 4)
(TCO E) Which of the following is not one of the current software platform trends? (Points : 5)
(TCOF) Characteristics of agile methodologies are (Points : 4)
(TCO G) The introduction of new information technology has a (Points : 4)
(TCO A) What is the connection between organizations, information systems, and business processes? (Points : 25)
(TCO B) You are an analyst for a firm that imports and distributes specialty oils and vinegars, and your company wants you to evaluate its options for taking advantage of cutting-edge business analytics. What are its choices? What will you recommend? (Points : 25)
(TCO C) List and describe three main capabilities or tools of a DBMS. (Points : 25)
(TCO D) Describe and explain the idea of network neutrality. Are you in favor of network neutrality? Why or why not? (Points : 25)
(TCO E) Identify and describe five or more of the current trends in contemporary software platforms. (Points : 25)
(TCO F) What is outsourcing? Describe the advantages and disadvantages to outsourcing software development. (Points : 20)
(TCO G) What are the security challenges faced by wireless networks? (Points : 25)
(TCO A) Which of the following decisions require knowledge based on collaboration and interaction? (Points : 4)
(TCO B) Which of the following businesses use the market creator business model? (Points : 5)
(TCO C) The type of logical database model that treats data as if they were stored in two-dimensional tables is the (Points : 4)
(TCO D) The telephone system is an example of a ________ network (Points : 4)
(TCO E) Enterprise applications have become easier to install because (Points : 5)
(TCO F) Agile Methodologies (Points : 4)
(TCO G) A salesperson clicks repeatedly on the online ads of a competitor in order to drive the competitor’s advertising costs up. This is an example of (Points : 4)
(TCO A) Assess at least two benefits of using enterprise systems.
(TCO A) You have been hired to work with 10 salespeople from different branches of a national business in creating an online training site for new Sales employees. Identify six collaboration tools that are available to help the team work together. Which single tool would be the most helpful for the project, in your opinion, and why?
(TCO A) You are advising the owner of Small town Computer, a new, local computer repair store that also builds custom computers to order. What competitive strategies could Small town Computer exert? Which ones will it have difficulty exercising?
(TCO B) You work for an auto manufacturer and distributor. How could you use information systems to achieve greater customer intimacy?
(TCO B) Describe four types of application that are especially well-suited for mobile-commerce
(TCO B) You are evaluating BI software from a variety of vendors. Identify six elements in the BI environment. Use your understanding of the importance of these elements to formulate six questions to ask the vendor in order to determine how their software will interplay with your needs.
(TCO C) If you were to design the new contracts database for a publishing house what fields do you anticipate needing? Which of these fields might be in use in other databases used by the company?
(TCO C) What types of relationships are possible in a relational database? Describe and give an example of each.
(TCO C) Describe the ways in which database technologies could be used by an office stationery supply company to achieve low-cost leadership
(TCO D) How are RFID systems used in inventory control and supply chain management?
(TCO D) What is cloud computing and how do you think its developments could impact businesses?
(TCO D) What are the business advantages of using voice over IP (VOIP) technology?
(TCO E) Distinguish between grid computing, cloud computing, and utility computing.
(TCO E) What additional complexities are faced in global supply chains? How does the Internet help in managing global supply chains?
(TCO E) Explain why standards are so important in information technology? What standards have been important for the growth of Internet technologies?
(TCO F) Differentiate between intangible and tangible benefits and list three examples of each. In what types of systems are intangible benefits more predominant?
(TCO F) You have been hired as a consultant for a nationwide real estate firm, Cross & Deptford, who are interested in achieving better organization between branches by updating their information systems, but are not sure what will suit their needs. What will you recommend they do in order to determine the most effective IT projects?
(TCO F) What qualities of object-oriented development make this method especially suitable for Internet applications?
(TCO G) Define the basic concept of responsibility, accountability, and liability as applied to ethical decision. How are these concepts related?
(TCO G) How is the security of a firm’s information system and data affected by its people, organization, and technology? In the contribution of one of these dimensions any more important than the other? Why?
(TCO G) Discuss the issue of security challenges on the Internet as that issue applies to a global enterprise. List at least 5 Internet security challenges.