MIS 535 HOMEWORK WEEK 1 -7

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Week-1

Question 1. Question : Which of the following choices may lead to competitive advantage (1) new products, services and business models; (2) charging less for superior products; (3) responding to customers in real time?
Student Answer:  1 only
 1 and 2
 2 and 3
 1, 2, and 3
Instructor Explanation: p. 15
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 2. Question : An information system can be defined technically as a set of interrelated components that collect (or retrieve), process, store, and distribute information to support
Student Answer:  decision making and control in an organization.
 communications and data flow.
 manager’s analysis of the organization’s raw data.
 the creation of new products and services.
Instructor Explanation: p. 15
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 3. Question : The three activities in an information system that produce the information that organizations use to control operations are

 

Week 2-

Question 1. Question : The costs incurred when a firm buys on the marketplace what it cannot make itself are referred to as
Student Answer:  switching costs.
 transaction costs.
 procurement.
 agency costs.
Instructor Explanation: p. 376
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 2. Question : Disintermediation
Student Answer:  results from the speed of the Internet.
 is defined as the elimination of layers in the distribution process.
 is a result of social networking.
 All of the above
Instructor Explanation: p. 379
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 3. Question : The four major types of competitive strategy are:
Student Answer:  low-cost leadership; substitute products and services; customers; and suppliers.
 low-cost leadership; product differentiation; focus on market niche; and customer and supplier intimacy.
 new market entrants; substitute products and services; customers; and suppliers.
 low-cost leadership; new market entrants; product differentiation; and focus on market niche.
Instructor Explanation: p. 96

 

Week -3

Question 1. Question : A characteristic or quality describing an entity is called a(n)
Student Answer:  field.
 tuple.
 key field.
 attribute.
Instructor Explanation: p. 210
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 2. Question : The confusion created by _____ makes it difficult for companies to create customer relationship management, supply chain management, or enterprise systems that integrate data from different sources.
Student Answer:  batch processing
 data redundancy
 data independence
 online processing
Instructor Explanation: p. 211
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 3. Question : Duplicate data in multiple data files is called
Student Answer:  data redundancy.
 data multiplication.
 data independence.
 data backups.
Instructor Explanation: p. 211
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

WEEK -4

Question 1. Question : A device that acts as a connection point between computers and that can filter and forward data to a specified destination is called a
Student Answer:  hub.
 switch.
 router.
 NIC.
Instructor Explanation: p. 248
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 2. Question : Which device sends data packets to all connected devices in a network?
Student Answer:  Network interface card
 Hub
 Router
 None of the above
Instructor Explanation: p. 248
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 3. Question : The method of slicing digital messages into parcels, transmitting them along different communication paths, and reassembling them at their destination is called
Student Answer:  multiplexing.
 packet switching.
 packet routing.
 ATM.
Instructor Explanation: p. 250
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

Week 5-

Question 1. Question : Which type of infrastructure services provides voice and video connectivity to employees, customers, and suppliers?
Student Answer:  Networking
 Telephone
 VOIP
 Telecommunications
Instructor Explanation: p. 165
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 2. Question : Specifications that establish the compatibility of products and the ability to communicate in a network are called
Student Answer:  network standards.
 telecommunications standards.
 technology standards.
 Internet standards.
Instructor Explanation: p. 174
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 3. Question : _____ unleash powerful economies of scale and result in declines in manufactured computer products.
Student Answer:  Internet and web technologies
 Technology standards
 Linux and open-source software
 Client/server technologies
Instructor Explanation: p. 174
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:  

 

 

Week 6

Question 1. Question : What will you need to understand and measure for an effective reengineering project?
Student Answer:  Cost and risk
 Performance of existing processes for a baseline
 Strategic analysis and workflow
 Inputs and outputs
Instructor Explanation: p. 492
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 2. Question : Enabling organizations to make continual improvements to many business processes and to use processes as the fundamental building blocks of corporate information systems is the goal of
Student Answer:  BPM.
 BPR.
 reengineering.
 workflow management.
Instructor Explanation: p. 492
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:  

 

Week 7

Question 1. Question : Social media sites result in loss of personal information because
Student Answer:  sites lack appropriate tools to prevent security fraud.
 hackers spend more time working to penetrate the sites.
 users are not careful and share inappropriate business or personal information.
 Wikileaks is publishing social media site information.
Instructor Explanation: Week 7 Lecture
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 2. Question : Information systems
Student Answer:  pose traditional ethical situations in new manners.
 raise new ethical questions.
 raise the same ethical questions created by the Industrial Revolution.
 raise ethical questions primarily related to information rights and obligations.
Instructor Explanation: p. 124
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

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MIS 535 HOMEWORK WEEK 1 -7,

 

Question 1. Question : Which of the following choices may lead to competitive advantage (1) new products, services and business models; (2) charging less for superior products; (3) responding to customers in real time?
Student Answer:  1 only
 1 and 2
 2 and 3
 1, 2, and 3
Instructor Explanation: p. 15
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 2. Question : An information system can be defined technically as a set of interrelated components that collect (or retrieve), process, store, and distribute information to support
Student Answer:  decision making and control in an organization.
 communications and data flow.
 manager’s analysis of the organization’s raw data.
 the creation of new products and services.
Instructor Explanation: p. 15
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 3. Question : The three activities in an information system that produce the information that organizations use to control operations are
Student Answer:  information retrieval, research, and analysis.
 input, output, and feedback.
 input, processing, and output.
 data analysis, processing, and feedback.
Instructor Explanation: p. 16
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 4. Question : The fundamental set of assumptions, values, and ways of doing things that has been accepted by most of a company’s members is called its
Student Answer:  culture.
 environment.
 atmosphere.
 values.
Instructor Explanation: p. 20
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 5. Question : The average number of tickets sold daily online is an example of
Student Answer:  input.
 raw data.
 meaningful information.
 output.
Instructor Explanation: p. 16
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 6. Question : 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
Student Answer:  data management environment.
 networked environment.
 IT infrastructure.
 information system.
Instructor Explanation: p. 21
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

 

Question 7. Question : Lower global costs of labor have
Student Answer:  Left many highly skilled technical employees unemployed.
 increased the demand for local labor.
 created a whole new set of skilled jobs in industrialized nations.
 allowed skilled employees to move into management positions.
Instructor Explanation: Week 1 Lecture
Points Received: 1 of 1
Comments:

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