Book Title
Business Driven Information Systems 5th Edition

CAS CS 23760

July 20, 2017
Which of the following is not a technology company but used technology to revamp the
business process of selling shoes?
A. Netflix
B. Dell
D. Amazon
Which of the following explains why a company would implement a BPR strategy?
A. to encourage competition
B. to decrease customers
C. to create value for the customer
D. all of these are correct.
Spatial data ________.
A.identifies the geographic location of features and boundaries on Earth, such as natural
or constructed features, oceans, and more
B. links business assets to a centralized system where they can be tracked and
monitored over time
C. stores, views, and analyzes geographic data, creating multidimensional charts or
D. becomes a round coin-sized object that is uniquely numbered and hidden in
Which of the following statements is correct when considering a SWOT analysis?
A. strengths and weaknesses originate outside an organization.
B. opportunities and threats originate outside an organization.
C. strengths and threats originate inside an organization.
D. opportunities and weaknesses originate outside an organization.
What enables an organization to react more quickly to resolve supply chain issues?
A.supply chain event management
B. selling chain management
C. collaborative engineering
D. collaborative demand planning
Which of the following refers to a period of time when a system is unavailable?
A. downtime
B. MIS down
C. direct data loss
D. downtown
What includes the increasingly complex management of processes, information, and
communication to take a product from cradle to grave?
A. inbound logistics
B. outbound logistics
C. logistics
D. cradle to grave
What is a virtual workplace?
A. the viewing of the physical world with computer-generated layers of information
added to it
B. a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD)
C. uses technology allowing humans to interact with a computer through bodily
sensations and movements
D. a work environment that is not located in any one physical space
Which application's primary business benefits include forecasting, planning,
purchasing, material management, warehousing, inventory, and distribution?
D. All of these are correct.
What is a proxy?
A.software that prevents direct communication between a sending and receiving
computer and is used to monitor packets for security reasons
B. a standard that specifies the format of data as well as the rules to be followed during
C. a simple network protocol that allows the transfer of files between two computers on
the Internet
D. a standard Internet protocol that provides the technical foundation for the public
Internet as well as for large numbers of private networks
Greg works for Geneva Steel Corporation. Greg's duties include managing the overall
processes for the company and transforming the steel resources into goods. Which
department would Greg most likely work in?
A. accounting
B. operations management
C. marketing
What is increasing the value of the sale?
A. cross-selling
C. campaign management system
D. customer service and support
Which of the following implies that aggregate or summary information is in agreement
with detailed information?
A. uniqueness
B. completeness
What is a collaborative website that allows users to add, remove, and change content?
A. selfie
B. blog
C. wiki
D. mashup
What compiles all of the metadata about the data elements in the data model?
A. data entity
B. data element
C. data attribute
D. data dictionary
What is unsolicited email that plagues employees at all levels and clogs email systems?
A. spyware
B. spam
C. adware
D. None of these are correct.
What defines the specifications for product/output of the project and is key for
managing expectations, controlling scope, and completing other planning efforts?
A. project milestones
B. project objectives
C.project requirements document
D. project deliverable
What is an input device designed for special applications for use by people with
different types of special needs?
A. input device
B. output device
C. adaptive computer devices
D. magnetic medium devices
MIS can add value to both primary activities and support activities in the value chain.
Which of the following is NOT an example of a company adding value by the use of
MIS in a primary activity?
A. Scottrade Corp. creating an online system for employees to track paychecks,
benefits, wellness rewards program, and other employee benefit items
B. a system for the sales and marketing departments to track specific sales targets and
follow up processes
C. an easy electronic survey, similar to the survey monkey, to be sent to the customer
right after a service was completed
D. Royal Crest Dairy using their custom order and delivery system through an easily
accessible Web portal for the customer to track delivery status
What is the practice of gathering data and ensuring that it is uniform, accurate,
consistent, and complete, including such entities as customers, suppliers, products,
sales, employees, and other critical entities that are commonly integrated across
organizational systems?
A. information inconsistency
B. information integrity issues
C. data governance
D. master data management
What are project constraints?
A.specific factors that can limit options
B. factors that are considered to be true, real, or certain without proof or demonstration
C. quantifiable criteria that must be met for the project to be considered a success
D. a document issued by the project initiator or sponsor that formally authorizes the
existence of a project and provides the project manager with the authority to apply
organizational resources to project activities
What is an RFID tag device made up of?
A.chip, antenna
B. chip, reader
C. battery, reader
D. battery, antenna
Wi-Fi protected access (WAP) is an encryption algorithm designed to protect wireless
transmission data.
What is the analysis and redesign of workflow within and between enterprises?
A. critical success factors (CSFs)
B. benchmarking metrics
C. business process reengineering (BPR)
D. decision support interfaces (DSI)
Which of the following describes the efficiency MIS metric of throughput?
A. the number of hours a system is available for users
B. the time it takes to respond to user interactions, such as a mouse click
C. the amount of information that can travel through a system at any point in time
D. the ease with which people perform transactions and/or find information
Which of the following systems is designed with full-time monitoring tools that search
for patterns in network traffic to identify intruders and to protect against suspicious
network traffic that attempts to access files and data?
A. interconnected data software (IDS)
B. intrusion detection software (IDS)
C. security Information system (SIS)
D. internet detection scanner (IDS)
Which of the following is a business-critical integrity constraint?
A. System will not allow an entry for an order for a nonexistent customer.
B.System will not allow returns of fresh produce after 15 days past delivery.
C. System will not allow shipping a product to a customer who does not have a valid
D. system will not allow shipping of a nonexistent product to a customer.
What is a data scientist?
A. a collection of large, complex data sets, including structured and unstructured data,
which cannot be analyzed using traditional database methods and tools
B. processes and manages algorithms across many machines in a computing
C. focuses on forecasting future trends and producing insights using sophisticated
quantitative methods, including statistics, descriptive and predictive data mining,
simulation, and optimization
D. extracts knowledge from data by performing statistical analysis, data mining, and
advanced analytics on big data to identify trends, market changes, and other relevant
What is a computer that has a flat screen and uses a mouse or fingertip for input instead
of a keyboard?
A. tablet
C. laptop computer
D. desktop computer
Chuck Biggs has been hired to oversee all of the plans that the city of Denver has
created to expand its train transportation system by adding six more lines to the metro
area. Chuck will be responsible for planning the project, managing the processes, and
finalizing each new line as it is completed. How would you categorize the majority of
the decisions Chuck will have to make to complete his job?
A. unstructured decisions
B. semistructured decisions
C. structured decisions
D. strategic decisions
What is production?
A. material items or products that customers will buy to satisfy a want or need
B. tasks performed by people that customers will buy to satisfy a want or need
C.the process where a business takes raw materials and processes them or converts
them into a finished product for its goods or services
D. the rate at which goods and services are produced based upon total output given total
What maintains information about various types of objects, events, people, and places?
B. data model
C. data mining
D. data intelligence
What is a statement that defines an aspect of a business?
A. attribute
B. entity
C. business relational diagram
D. business rule