The most important factor in planning for a major change in a computer-based system is:
Question 1 options:
giving the systems people a free hand in all changes.
the ability of the systems programmers to write appropriate software.
the selection of the most advanced computer equipment.
the participation of top management in the planning process.
the organization of the IT department.
Which of the following types of survey instrument best allows employees to answer in their own words?
Question 2 options:
Which of the following is an objective of a systems survey?
Question 3 options:
To understand management information needs
To understand the human element and gain cooperation from people involved with the system
To enlist management participation and cooperation
All of the above are objectives of a systems survey.
Which of these statements is true?
Question 4 options:
Accountants need not bother with systems studies—they are mostly performed by IT specialists.
Systems studies rarely involve accounting information systems.
System studies enable bright accountants to express ideas for improving a system.
All of these are true.
When designing a computer based information system, the initial step in the systems design process is to determine:
Question 5 options:
the computers that will be used.
the processing required.
the required outputs.
the source documents that serve as the basis for input.
the file information required during processing.
After successfully implementing a new system, what activities should the implementation team normally perform in their follow-up work?
Question 6 options:
Determine if output schedules for reports are being met under the new system.
Observe some of the employees’ work performances under the new system.
Evaluate the control procedures of the new system.
All of the above activities should normally be performed.
Converting to a new computerized system will typically entail large dollar expenditures to make the new system operative. These monetary expenditures normally are incurred for:
Question 7 options:
testing the operations of the new system before it replaces the old system.
establishing good internal controls for the new computerized system.
transferring a company's financial data from its present storage media to computerized storage media.
all of the above.
A poorly-planned information system can result in:
Question 8 options:
systems that solve the wrong problems.
inflexible systems which are hard to maintain or modify.
employee resistance and even sabotage.
All of these are true.
A complete, ready-to-go system of computer hardware and software is also sometimes called a(n):
Question 9 options:
Which of these is not a logical procedure that is followed in the systems analysis phase of a systems study?
Question 10 options:
All of the above are systems analysis procedures.
Identifying the company's goals
Performing a systems survey to acquire information about the current system
Defining the problem(s) in the current system
Suggesting possible solutions to solve the company's problem(s)