Which method is used to assign weights to various features of a system?
A. Information systems plan
B. Scoring model
C. Portfolio analysis
__________ are all tangible benefits of information systems.
A. Improved asset utilization, increased organizational learning, and improved operations
B. Reduced workforce, lower outside vendor costs, and increased productivity
C. Increased productivity, reduced workforce, and increased job satisfaction
D. Lower operational costs, improved resource control, and more information
The principal capital budgeting models for evaluating information technology projects are the payback method, the accounting rate of return on investment (ROI), the net present value, and the:
To best evaluate, from a financial standpoint, an IT investment whose benefits cannot be firmly established in advance, you would use:
The organizational activities working toward the adoption, management, and routinization of a new information system are called:
One example of an implementation problem is:
Internal integration tools:
An example of using an internal integration tool would be to:
An example of using an external integration tool would be to:
Which of the following is NOT an organizational factor in systems planning and implementation?
A. Standards and performance monitoring
B. Government regulatory compliance
C. Health and safety
D. User interface
A force in the environment to which businesses must respond and that influences the direction of the business is called a business:
Global coordination of all of the major business functions permits the location of business activity according to:
Making judgments and taking action on the basis of narrow or personal characteristics is referred to as:
To avoid the cost and uncertainty of moving information across national boundaries, most multinational firms:
A company that controls finances in the home country and decentralizes production, sales, and marketing operations to other countries is using a __________ strategy.
A. domestic exporter
In centralized systems:
Franchise companies have typically had __________ systems.
Which of the following is NOT one of the principle management challenges in developing global systems?
A. Encouraging local users to support global systems
B. Coordinating applications development
C. Defining an acceptable test plan
D. Agreeing on common user requirements
As a firm moves from local option systems to regional and global systems:
When developing a global system, bringing the opposition of local groups into the process of designing and implementing the solution without giving up control over the direction and nature of the change is called: