Type
Solution Manual
Book Title
Business Driven Information Systems 5th Edition
ISBN 13
978-0073402987

978-0073402987 Review Question Chapter 4-6

April 4, 2019
B U SINES S DRIV E N I N F O R M AT I O N
SYS T E M S
REVIEW QUESTIONS
1. What are ethics and why are they important to a company?
As it becomes easier for people to copy everything from words and data to music and video,
2. What is the relationship between information management, governance, and compliance?
Information management examines the organizational resource of information and
regulates its de$nitions, uses, value, and distribution ensuring it has the types of
3. Why are epolicies important to a company?
Organizations should develop written policies establishing employee guidelines, employee
procedures, and organizational rules for information. These policies set employee
4. What is the correlation between privacy and con$dentiality?
Privacy is the right to be le0 alone when you want to be, to have control over your personal
5. What is the relationship between adware and spyware?
Adware is so0ware that, while purporting to serve some useful function and often ful$lling
that function, also allows Internet advertisers to display advertisements without the consent
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6. What are the positive and negative e'ects associated with monitoring employees?
The best path for an organization planning to engage in employee monitoring is open
7. What is the relationship between hackers and viruses?
8. Why is security a business issue, not just a technology issue?
The $rst line of defense for security are people. People need to be educated about security
9. What are the growing issues related to employee communication methods and what can a
company do to protect itself?
Employees communicate on mobile devices, tablets, and computers. All of the methods of
10. How can a company participating in ebusiness keep its information secure?
Information security takes people and technology. Informing the people about security
11. What technologies can a company use to safeguard information?
Authentication and authorization technologies such as biometcis and passwords can protect
12. Why is ediscovery important to a company?
Ediscovery (or electronic discovery) refers to the ability of a company to identify, search,
13. What are the reasons a company experiences downtime?
14. What are the costs associated with downtime?
B U SI N ES S D R I V E N I N F O R M AT I O N
SYS T E M S
REVIEW QUESTIONS
1. How often should a business back up its data?
2. Why is it important to ensure backups are working and can be restored?
Without a backup a business is out of commission if there is a data disruption. An
3. What is the di'erence between a disaster recovery plan and a business continuity plan?
A disaster recovery plan, which is a detailed process for recovering information or a system
in the event of a catastrophic disaster. This plan includes such factors as which $les and
systems need to have backups and their corresponding frequency and methods along with
4. What are the three forms of MIS infrastructures and what do they support?
Information MIS infrastructure identi$es where and how important information, such as
customer records, is maintained and secured and support operations. An agile MIS
5. List the characteristics of an agile MIS infrastructure and explain why they are all critical for
supporting change.
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6. Explain what capacity planning is and how it can help a business prepare for growth.
Capacity planning determines future environmental infrastructure requirements to ensure
7. Explain the di'erence between fault tolerance and failover.
8. Compare the di'erences among a hot, cold, and warm site.
A hot site is a separate and fully equipped facility where the company can move
immediately a0er a disaster and resume business. A cold site is a separate facility that does
9. What is Moores Law and how does it a'ect companies?
Moore’s Law, which refers to the computer chip performance per dollar doubles every 18
10. List the business benefit of using grid computing.
Grid computing is a collection of computers, often geographically dispersed, that are
11. Identify the benefit and challenges of cloud computing
The benefit of cloud computing include cheaper costs to an organization for a system
12. What is a data center and why would a business develop one.
A data center is a facility used to house management information systems and associated
13. List and describe the three most popular cloud computing delivery models.
14. Why would a company want to use virtualization?
Virtualization creates multiple “virtual” machines on a single computing device. A good
analogy is a computer printer. In the past you had to purchase a fax machine, copy machine,
15. Explain why a business today would want to follow sustainable MIS practices.
16. Explain why ebusiness is contributing to the three pressures driving sustainable MIS
infrastructures.
Increased electronic waste, energy consumption, and carbon emissions are the three
B U SI N ES S D R I V E N I N F O R M AT I O N
SYS T E M S
REVIEW QUESTIONS
1. How does a database turn data elements into information?
2. Why does a business need to be concerned with the quality of its data?
3. How can data governance help protect a business from hackers?
Data governance refers to the overall management of the availability, usability, integrity, and
4. Why would a company care about the timeliness of its data?
5. What are the $ve characteristics common to high-quality information?
6. What is data governance and its importance to a company?
Data governance refers to the overall management of the availability, usability, integrity, and
7. What are the four primary traits that help determine the value of information?
8. What is the di'erence between an entity and an a*ribute?
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9. What are the advantages of a relational database?
A relational database stores information in the form of logically related two-dimensional
10. What are the advantages of a data-driven website?
A data-driven website is an interactive website kept constantly updated and relevant to the
11. What is a data warehouse and why would a business want to implement one?
A data warehouse is a logical collection of information, gathered from many di'erent
12. Why would you need to use multidimensional analysis?
A dimension is a particular a*ribute of information. Each layer in a data warehouse or data
mart represents information according to an additional dimension. An information cube is
13. What is the purpose of information cleansing (or scrubbing)?
14. Why would a department want a data mart instead of just accessing the entire data
warehouse?
The MIS department manages and controls the data warehouse. A department would only
15. Why would a business be data rich, but information poor?
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