Question 1.1. (TCO A) Which of the following objectives best describes the business strategy behind the development of smart grid initiatives by power companies, as discussed in the chapter case? (Points : 4)
New products and services
Question 2.2. (TCO B) The interaction between information systems and organizations is influenced (Points : 5)
primarily by the decision making of middle- and senior-managers.
by many factors, including structure, politics, culture, and environment.
by two main microeconomic forces: capital and labor.
primarily by the organization's business processes and culture.
Question 3.3. (TCO C) Which of the following is not one of the main problems with a traditional file environment? (Points : 4)
Lack of flexibility in creating ad-hoc reports
Question 4.4. (TCO D) Corporate network infrastructure is simplified in a cloud computing environment because (Points : 4)
people are able to do less.
corporate LANs are no longer necessary.
application, database, and web servers are moved to the cloud.
mobile and Wi-Fi networks are no longer supported.
Question 5.5. (TCO E) A client computer networked to a server computer, with processing split between the two types of machines, is called a(n) (Points : 5)
multitiered client/server architecture.
two-tiered client/server architecture.
Question 6.6. (TCO F) What is the "Manifesto for Agile Software Development”? (Points : 4)
A document that defines the new processes to be used in software development
A document that outlines why traditional software development practices don't work
A document that refines the current software processes
A document that defines a radically new approach to software development
Question 7.7. (TCO G) Many users are attacked because they (Points : 4)
do not apply operating system security updates.
leave their computers running.
do not update browser plug-ins.
download illegal music and movies.
Question 1. 1. (TCO A) You are starting a small bike messenger company. Given your type of services (hand-delivering packages within a small geographical area), could your firm be a digital firm? If so, what would make this a digital firm? (Points : 25)
Question 2. 2. (TCO B) You are an analyst for a firm that imports and distributes specialty oils and vinegars, and your company wants you to evaluate its options for taking advantage of cutting-edge business analytics. What are its choices? What will you recommend? (Points : 25)
The most possible and quickest way to make an internal business culture that thrives on fact-
Question 4. 4. (TCO D) How does packet switching work? (Points : 25)
Packet switching is the method mainly used by some computer network protocols to transport
Question 5. 5. (TCO E) Identify and describe five or more of the current trends in contemporary software platforms. (Points : 25)
Question 6. 6. (TCO F) Americlinic, a national chain of budget healthcare clinics, is creating an information system that will allow patients and doctors at participating franchises to communicate online. The goal of the system is to allow doctors to respond to minor health questions quickly and more efficiently, saving patients unnecessary visits to the clinic. This will be a major procedural change. What steps would you recommend to this company to ensure the user acceptance of the system? (Points : 20)
Question 7. 7. (TCO G) What are the security challenges faced by wireless networks? (Points : 25)