IT Quiz 6

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  1. A Defender corporation:
    A. Locates and maintains a secure niche in a relatively stable product or service area and concentrates on doing the best job possible in a limited area
    B. Values first in in new-product and market areas and responds rapidly to early signals concerning areas of productivity
    C. Attempts to maintain a stable, limited line of products or services and is frequently "second in" with a more cost-efficient product or service
    D. Responds in those areas where it is forced to by environmental pressures
    A. Locates and maintains a secure niche in a relatively stable product or service area and concentrates on doing the best job possible in a limited area
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. A Reactor corporation:
    A. Values first in in new-product and market areas and responds rapidly to early signals concerning areas of productivity
    B. Responds in those areas where it is forced to by environmental pressures
    C. Locates and maintains a secure niche in a relatively stable product or service area and concentrates on doing the best job possible in a limited area
    D. Attempts to maintain a stable, limited line of products or services and is frequently "second in" with a more cost-efficient product or service
    B. Responds in those areas where it is forced to by environmental pressures
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. A Prospector corporation:
    A. Locates and maintains a secure niche in a relatively stable product or service area and concentrates on doing the best job possible in a limited area
    B. Attempts to maintain a stable, limited line of products or services and is frequently "second in" with a more cost-efficient product or service
    C. Responds in those areas where it is forced to by environmental pressures
    D. Values first in in new-product and market areas and responds rapidly to early signals concerning areas of productivity
    D. Values first in in new-product and market areas and responds rapidly to early signals concerning areas of productivity
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. The role of the general manager in IT decision making can be described as?
    A. Optional
    B. Mandatory
    C. Important for certain IT tasks
    D. Occassionaly needed
    E. Not appropriate
    B. Mandatory
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. General managers should take an active role in decisions about information systems. This is vital because of which one of the following reasons?
    A. IS staff has not been trained to make general business decisions
    B. IS systems are normally incongruent with business goals
    C. IS cannot be trusted to make good decisions
    D. IS personnel do not have the companies best interests as their focus
    E. IS systems are designed to support business decisions
    E. IS systems are designed to support business decisions
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. Nolan discussed IT's Stages of Growth. Which of the following definitions is the Control stage?
    A. Transition to supporting knowledge workers and from data processing
    B. Batch processing to automate clerical operations to achieve cost reduction, operational systems focus, lack of management interest, and centralized development
    C. In response to management concern about cost vs. benefits, systems projects are expected to show a return, plans are produced, and methodologies/standards enforced
    D. Information requirements rather than processing drive the applications portfolio, and information is shared within the organization.
    E. The planning and development of IT in the organization is closely coordinated with the business development
    C. In response to management concern about cost vs. benefits, systems projects are expected to show a return, plans are produced, and methodologies/standards enforced
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. Nolan discussed IT's Stages of Growth. Which of the following definitions is the Maturity stage?
    A. Information requirements rather than processing drive the applications portfolio, and information is shared within the organization.
    B. The planning and development of IT in the organization is closely coordinated with the business development
    C. In response to management concern about cost vs. benefits, systems projects are expected to show a return, plans are produced, and methodologies/standards enforced
    D. Batch processing to automate clerical operations to achieve cost reduction, operational systems focus, lack of management interest, and centralized development
    E. Transition to supporting knowledge workers and from data processing
    B. The planning and development of IT in the organization is closely coordinated with the business development
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. The ultimate goal for a successful IT department is:
    A. Improve software quality
    B. To manage projects well
    C. To reduce costs
    D. IT-Business Alignment
    D. IT-Business Alignment
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. An Analyzer corporation:
    A. Locates and maintains a secure niche in a relatively stable product or service area and concentrates on doing the best job possible in a limited area
    B. Attempts to maintain a stable, limited line of products or services and is frequently "second in" with a more cost-efficient product or service
    C. Values first in in new-product and market areas and responds rapidly to early signals concerning areas of productivity
    D. Responds in those areas where it is forced to by environmental pressures
    B. Attempts to maintain a stable, limited line of products or services and is frequently "second in" with a more cost-efficient product or service
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. _____________ is the plan an organization uses in providing information
    A. Organization Strategy
    B. IS Strategy
    C. System Strategy
    D. Business Strategy
    E. Data Strategy
    B. IS Strategy
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
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