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CSC331 Midterm Exam Answers (5)

CSC331 Midterm Exam Answers (5)

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CSC33 1 Midterm Exam Answers
Print Name: _Dr. Lee__ Signature: _______________ Score: _____ 
Due: 6 pm, July 3, 2006
 Note: 1. This is a take-home exam.2. Print and sign your name.3. E-MAIL your answers and submit a HARDCOPY to me by due day.
Part I: True/False
(remove the incorrect answer, 50%, 0.5% for each question)1-20 : Chapter 1, 21-40: Chapter 2, 41-60: Chapter 3, 61-80: Chapter 4,81-100: Chapter 5.
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1.Traditionally, a company either developed its own information systems, called in-house applications, or purchased systems called software packages from outsidevendors.
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2.A mission-critical system is one that is unimportant to a company’s operations.
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3.In an information system, data is information that has been transformed into outputthat is valuable to users.
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4.In an information system, information consists of basic facts that are the system’sraw material.
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5.System software consists of programs that support day-to-day business functionsand provide users with the information they require.
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6.Application software manages hardware components, which can include a singleworkstation or a global network with many thousands of clients.
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7.A horizontal system is designed to meet the unique requirements of a specific business or industry, such as a Web-based retailer, a medical practice, or a videochain.
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8.A vertical system is a system, such as an inventory or payroll application, that can be adapted for use in many different companies.
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9.The success or failure of an information system usually is unrelated to whetheusers are satisfied with the system’s output and operations.
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10.A business process describes a specific set of transactions, events, tasks, and results.
 
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11.Product-oriented companies primarily offer information or services or sell goods produced by others.
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12.Service-oriented companies manufacture and sell products such as computers,routers, or microchips.
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13.Although the business-to-business (B2B) sector is more familiar to retail customers,the volume of business-to-consumer (B2C) transactions is many times greater.
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14.IBM claims that its WebSphere strategy is best for Web-based applicationdevelopment, while Microsoft counters with a broad vision called .NET thatredefines that company’s approach to Web-based application development.
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15.In many large companies, applications called enterprise resource planning (ERP)systems provide cost-effective support for users and managers throughout thecompany.
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16.TP systems are inefficient because they process a set of transaction relatedcommands individually rather than as a group.
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17.New business support systems that produced valuable information, in addition to performing manual tasks, were called management information systems (MIS) because managers were the primary users.
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18.The decision support capability of a business support system can help users makedecisions; for example, a truck fleet dispatcher can run a series of what-if scenariosto determine the impact of increased shipments or bad weather.
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19.In a knowledge management system, a knowledge base consists of logical rules thatidentify data patterns and relationships.
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20.A knowledge management system uses inference rules, which consist of a largedatabase that allows users to find information by entering keywords or questions innormal English phrases.
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21.A strong business case suggests that a company should pursue other options, abovethe alternative, because it would be in the firm’s best interest to do so.
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22.Strategic planning looks beyond day-to-day activities and focuses on a horizon thatis 3, 5, or even 10 years in the future.
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23.A company’s mission statement is unrelated to its major goals, shorter-termobjectives, and day-to-day business operations.
 
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24.Management leadership and information technology are unconnected, and nosignificant changes have occurred in either area.
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25.Today, systems development is much more team-oriented than in the past.
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26.A systems request might propose enhancements for an existing system, thecorrection of problems, or the development of an entirely new information system.
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27.Systems requests seldom are aimed at improving service to customers or userswithin a company.
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28.Performance limitations result when a system that was designed for a specifichardware configuration becomes obsolete when new hardware is introduced.
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29.A system must have effective controls to ensure that data is secure and accurate.
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30.Hardware-based security controls include passwords, various levels of user access,and coding data.
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31.Data entry controls should be excessive without being effective.
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32.Internal and external factors affect every business decision that a company makes,and IT systems are no exception.
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33.A strategic plan that stresses technology tends to create an unfavorable climate for IT projects that extends throughout an organization.
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34.As users rely more heavily on information systems to perform their jobs, they arelikely to request even more IT services and support.
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35.Errors or problems in existing systems can trigger requests for systems projects.
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36.The purpose of a JIT (just-in-time) system is to provide the right product in the right place at the right time.
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37.Information systems that interact with customers usually receive low priority.
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38.Competition drives many information systems decisions.
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39.Economic activity has little influence on corporate information management.
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40.With Microsoft Project, a project manager can use a map to define project tasks, listactivities and participants, plan the sequence of work, estimate project milestonedates, and track all costs.
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41.Each activity within the systems analysis phase has an end product and one or moremilestones.

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