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  1. During the time of the industrial revolution, some individuals who felt threatened by the changes brought about by technology resorted to protesting against technology, who were they?
    Luddites
  2. The ability to independently learn new technologies as they emerge and assess their impact on your work and life is called?
    Fluency
  3. Knowledge workers are professionals who?
    Create, modify, and/or synthesize knowledge as a fundamental part of their jobs
  4. Which of the following is a cultural challenge of operating in the digital world?
    Differences in power, distance, and uncertainty avoidance.
  5. What refers to a program or set of programs that tell the computer to perform certain tasks?
    Software
  6. Which of the following personnel is responsible for strategic planning and is used throughout a firm?
    The Chief Information Officer
  7. Identify the purpose of a transaction processing system used in organizations.
    To handle day-to-day business event data at the operational level of the organization.
  8. Toyota’s automotive electronics system and Fed-Ex’s website were not developed solely because managers in these organizations wanted to do things faster or because they wanted to have the latest, and greatest technology. These organizations developed these systems to help gain or sustain competitive advantage. The choices made in developing the systems at both Toyota and FedEx were _____________ in their intent.
    strategic
  9. Which of the following is used to describe the issues and standards of conduct as they pertain to the use of information systems?
    Computer Ethics
  10. What is concerned with ensuring the authenticity and fidelity of information as well as with identifying who is responsible for informational errors that harm people?
    Information Accuracy
  11. Who owns the computerized information that is stored in thousands of databases by retailers credit card companies and marketing research companies?
    The Firm that maintains the database.
  12. Info systems at the _________ level are designed to automate repetitive activities.
    Operational
  13. Managers at the _________ level of the organization focus only on deploying organizational resources to achieve their objectives of the organization.
    Tactical/Managerial
  14. Jane Estroisch works as a manager in a multidomestic firm. She focuses on the long-term questions facing the organization such as
    Executive
  15. Which of the following international business …………. Low degree of global intergration?
    Multidomestic
  16. A Global Strategy is assosciated with
    The number of transiters Moores’ Law
  17. The innovators dilemma refers to how disruptive innovations
    Cause established firms to lose market dominance when ignored.
  18. __________ are the new tech services that eventually surpass the existing dominant technology.
    Disruptive Innovations
  19. Freeconomics is the levelaid of digital technology to
    Provide free goods and services to customers as a business strategy.
  20. Electronic commerce is used to conduct business with business partners such as suppliers and intermediaries. This form of EC is commonly referred to as ___________ Electronic Commerce.
    Business-To-Business
  21. Which of the following statements is true about electronic commerce?
    Business-To-Business is by far the largest form of electronic commerce in terms of revenue.
  22. Which of the following statements is true about companies pursuing a click-only business strategy?
    These companies do not have physical store locations
  23. Prior to the introduction of the Internet and Web, the secure communication of proprietary information in business-to-business electronic commerce was facilitated using __________.
    Electronic data interchange
  24. Which of the following statements is true about the extranet?
    It enables two or more firms to use the internet to do business together.
  25. Companies use _________ to secure proprietary information stored within the corporate local area network and/or wide area network so that the information can be viewed only by authorized users.
    Firewalls
  26. Intranets mostly affect the __________ of an organization
    Employees
  27. Which of the following distinguishes an intranet from an extranet?
    In its simplest form, intranet communications do not travel across the Internet.
  28. Which of the following provides customers with the ability to obtain personalized information by querying corporate databases and other information sources?
    E-integration
  29. What is a form of e-auction where buyers post a request for a quote?
    A reverse auction
  30. What is an example of m-commerce?
    E911
  31. E-filing is an example of a __________ tool.
    Governement-to-citizen
  32. Global strategy is associated with?
    A high degree of local and low degree of local
  33. Business intelligence
    Transform raw data into meaningful info
  34. Query
    Retrieve info from database
  35. What is the purpose of a data warehouse?
    To put key business into the hands of more decision makers.
  36. Online data processing
    Quickly conducting complex analysis
  37. legacy system
    Old systems
  38. Which of the following provides customers with
    the ability to obtain personalized information by querying corporate databases
    and other information sources?
    e-integration
  39. Which of the following occurs in a reverse
    pricing system
    (Customers specify the product they are looking for and how much they are willing to pay for it.
  40. E-filing is an example of a ______ tool.
    (Government-to-citizen)
  41. Which of the following is a basic concept
    associated with Web 2.0?
    Shift in users’ role from the passive consumer of content to its creator
  42. Which of the following is a consequence of the
    use of social software?
    People are sharing more personal information
  43. A major benefit of social software is the
    ability to harness the “wisdom of crowds”, which is also referred to as _____.
    collective intelligence
  44. Which of the following statements is true about
    blogs?
    They allow individuals to express their thoughts in a one-to-many fashion.)
  45. Social presence tools are also known as _____
    tools
    microblogging
  46. _____ take the concept of real-time
    communication a step further by allowing people to communicate using avatars.
    (Virtual worlds
  47. Which of the following statements is true about
    social bookmarking?
    it allows users to create folksonomies
  48. In today’s business environment, project teams
    comprise highly specialized members, many of whom are not collocated. _____ are
    comprised of members from different geographic areas
    Virtual teams
  49. Which of the following is an example of
    synchronous communication?
    Videoconferencing)
  50. Which of the following is an example of asynchronous
    communication?
    Group calendars
  51. Which of the following statements is true about
    business intelligence?
    • It is the use of information systems to gather and analyze information from internal and external sources in order to make better
    • business decisions.)
  52. Which of the following statements is true about
    an operational system
    It consists of narrow and simple updates and queries)
  53. Which of the following statements is true about
    a data mart?
    It contains selected information from the data warehouse
  54. Which of the following statements is true about
    exception reports?
    They highlight situations that are out of the normal range.)
  55. ____ refers to the process of quickly conducting
    complex, multidimensional analyses of data stored in a database that is
    optimized for retrieval, typically using graphical software tools
    Online analytical processing
  56. Data mining complements online analytic
    processing in that it ____.
    Provides capabilities for discovering “hidden” predictive relationships in the data.)
  57. Legacy systems can prove problematic when
    information from multiple departmental systems is required to support business
    processes and decision making. Which of the following is most similar to the
    about scenario?
    Quick Software Solutions has an automated system to track employee absence. It also uses a non-automated system like attendance registers that employees sign everyday. This information is updated to Quick’s database management system on a weekly basis.
  58. A(n) ____ is an integrated suite of business
    applications for virtually every department, process, and industry, allowing
    companies to integrate information across operations on a company-wide basis
    using one large databases.
    enterprise vsystems
  59. In the 1990s, business process management was
    known as ____.
    Business process reengineering)
  60. _____ integrates data from various operational systems
    Data warehouse
  61. The purpose of data warehouse is to _____
    Put key business information into the hands of more decision makers
  62. Enterprise 2.0 is likely to fail if ____.
    An organization’s workforce is dominated by baby boomers
  63. ____ attempts to provide relevant search results
    by including content from blogs and microblogging services
    social search
  64. Which of the following statements is true about
    viral marketing?
    It uses the network effect to increase brand awareness.)
  65. Which of the following statements is true about
    companies pursuing a click-only business strategy?
    • These
    • companies do not have physical store locations
  66. Musicmatch Jukebox is an all-in-one music
    management tool that was first marketing in 1999. Most users can use the
    Basic/Free version, but a $19.99 upgrade provides extra features such as
    supertagging and faster ripping and burning. Which of the following explains
    this approach to applying freeconomics?
    Freemium approach)
  67. Freeconomics is the leveraging of digital
    technologies to ____.
    • 1.     
    • Provide free goods and services to customers as a
    • business strategy for gaining a competitive advantage.)
  68. ____ is concerned with ensuring the authenticity
    and fidelity of information as well as with identifying who is responsible for
    informational errors that harm people.
    information accuracy
  69. Which of the following is used to describe the
    issues and standards of conduct as they pertain to the use of information
    systems?
    computer ethics
  70. According to Nicholas Carr, cloud computing may
    contribute to the decline in outsourcing. Which of the following justifies this
    statement?
    An IT outsourcers business is built around managing complex internal systems. A shift to a simpler cloud-based IT infrastructure should reduce the need for outsourcers
  71. According to______, the number of transistors
    that could be squeezed onto a silicon chip would double every 18 months
    Moore’s law
  72. Which of the following statements is true about
    firms pursuing a multidomestic business strategy?
    They are extremely flexible and responsive to vcthe needs and demands of local markets
  73. A global strategy is associated with _____.
    high degree of global integration and low degree of local responsiveness)
  74. Which of the following international business
    strategies is associated with low degree of global integration and high degree
    of local responsiveness?
    • Multidomestic
    • strategy)
  75. Jane Estroisch works as a manager in a
    multidomestic firm. She focuses on the long-term questions facing the
    organization such as which countries to compete in and what organizational
    policies to follow. Jane is in the _____ level of the organization.
    Executive
  76. Managers at the tactical/managerial level of the
    organization focus on ____.
    • Deploying
    • organizational resources to achieve the objectives of the organization
  77. The ability to independently learn new
    technologies as they emerge and assess their impact on your work and life is
    called _____.
    • Computer
    • fluency
  78. Identify the purpose of a transaction processing
    system used in organizations.
    • To
    • handle day-to-day business event data at the operational level of the
    • organization

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