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Mid-Term Sept 2013

Mid-Term Sept 2013

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MIS535, Mid term
MIS535, Mid term

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1. (TCO A) Cloud computing (Points : 10) is the same as e-commerce. reduces the size of IT organizations. increases business costs.

requires special software, other than a browser, to be installed on each computer.

2. (TCO A) 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 (Points : 10) data management environment networked environment IT infrastructure information system

3. (TCO B) The value chain model (Points : 10) categorizes five related advantages for adding value to a firm's products or services. sees the supply chain as the primary activity for adding value. categorizes four basic strategies a firm can use to enhance its value chain. helps a firm identify points at which information technology can most effectively enhance its competitive position.

4. (TCO C) Which common database challenge is illustrated by the text's discussion of receiving multiple pieces of the same direct mail advertising with an identical address? (Points : 10) Data normalization Data accuracy Data redundancy Data quality

5. (TCO D) Which of the following is not an example of the emerging mobile computing platforms? (Points : 10) eReaders

The iPad Android phone CRM (TCO A) Define operational excellence. An information system. feel no need to introduce a computer to help them out. (TCO C) List and describe three main capabilities or tools of a DBMS. How can information systems help achieve it? (Points: 25) Operational excellence is the success of higher levels of productivity. For example. by allowing the distribution of knowledge. politics. profitability and all areas of operations and performance. In order to create database tables and to define the characteristics of the fields in the table. (TCO B) List three organizational factors that can prevent a firm from fully realizing the benefits of a new information system. managing and accessing the data in the database. enable technological inventions in products and services. A new information system might be resisted by end users or by managers for political reasons as well because they might be concerned about the political changes the system implies. The company might be happy with it’s own value and unwilling to change how things are going there. a company that has been running for several years with a hardworking teams who are competent with their work. . A company with a highly stratified hierarchy may have difficulty adjusting its business processes and structures to an information system that does not follow the same business hierarchy of information. There are three principal capabilities of a DBMS. may be better used in a company with a flatter organization. cost effectivity. and he or she may not want to relinquish this power. and provide examples of each. a new system might reduce the power that the manager had in overseeing the employees. which may also include decision making and human resource and their skills. Some of the features of organizations include the organization’s unwillingness to change. minimize warehouseoperating costs and simplify distribution. For example. There are multiple reasons why a firm could be prevented from realizing the benefits of a new information system. Information systems also help achieve operational excellence by improving communications to suppliers and improving the supply chain. and structure. A Database Management System (DBMS) includes capabilities and tools for many purposes such as organizing. Information systems could help managers to communicate with workers and other employees more effectively. this capability is wide used. 1) The data definition language: The data definition language specifies the structure and content of the database.

It also has the capability of capturing additional information’s like usage. One of the key benefits of cloud computing is that the users are no longer are faced with business limiting capital expenditure. definitions. The users only have to consume the resources as a service and only pay for those that they use. This will result in enabling the business to move forward on a level IT playing field with some of the largest competitors. sharing computing power among multiple users can improve utilization rates. (TCO D) Describe the effect of cloud computing on traditional IT infrastructure. authorization. reports and more that use each data element in large business databases. For example. reducing costs significantly while increasing the speed of application development. SQL (Structured Query Language) This language contains commands that permit end users and programming experts to extract the data from the required database to satisfy information requests and develop applications. . programs. low management overhead and immediate access to a broad range of applications. the users can be billed either through a utility computing or subscription basis. 3) The data manipulation language: The data manipulation language is a specialized language for accessing and manipulating the data in the database. The cloud has low barriers to entry. Another benefit with cloud computing is that. security. now the users no longer have to own their own infrastructure. as services aren't left idle. shared infrastructure and costs. the users can terminate the contract at anytime and services are often covered by a service level agreement with financial penalties. formats and descriptions of data elements. including names. With the resources on the cloud. as a Service model. Due to cloud computing. instead they can make the decision to convert this expenditure into operational expenditure. which is never possible with traditional IT infrastructure.2) The data dictionary: The data dictionary is used to store the information about the data in the database. This being said. There is huge impact of cloud computing on tradition IT infrastructure.

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