Business analytics augments business intelligence by using ________ modeling to help identify trends
or predict business outcomes.
An attribute is also referred to as a ________.
With respect to the general classes of computers, a ________ is any computer on a network that makes access to files, printing, communications, and other services available to users of the network.
Which of the following types of information systems enables people to communicate, team up, and coordinate with each other?
geographic information system
electronic commerce system
Inventory management is an application that is part of the ________ functional area.
MaXoSteel Inc. has been supplying steel to Agis Corp., a well-known car manufacturer, for the past three years. Concerned employees at MaXoSteel can directly access Agis’ inventory and sales information via electronic data interchange. This allows MaXoSteel to monitor Agis’ inventory levels on a real-time basis. The system has worked well for both companies so far and there has never been any delay in the supply of steel. Which of the following steps, if taken by Agis, would most strengthen its supply chain strategy?
Agis takes measures to ensure that the information shared with MaXoSteel is not shared with outsiders.
Agis takes measures to directly contact the consumers by removing wholesalers and retailers from its supply chain.
Agis Corp.’s management decides to take strong measures for increasing its safety stock of all raw materials.
Agis takes measures to add wholesalers and retailers into its supply chain.
Agis wants to purchase MaXoSteel in order to reduce dependency.
Which of the following storage methods is used for storing long-term copies of organizational data?
The hardware and software that must be implemented to support the applications that the primary activities use are a part of the ________ activities.
Two-tier ERP strategy can support operations at the corporate level, while providing the needed ________ at the subsidiary level.
reliability and componentization
interoperability and reliability
flexibility and agility
interoperability and accessibility
scalability and manageability
The term ________ refers to a class of software that enables people to work together more effectively.
Which of the following is the highest-ranking IS personnel responsible for strategic planning and IS use throughout a firm?
chief information officer
IS security manager
A hypertext document is otherwise known as a ________.
With respect to the five general classes of computers, ________ are typically used for mission critical applications, such as transaction processing.
At the ________ level of an organization, functional managers focus on monitoring and controlling operational-level activities and providing information to higher levels of the organization.
How is business process management similar to quality improvement approaches such as total quality management?
They are intended to be cross-functional approaches to improve an organization.
They focus on incremental change of processes.
They focus on providing capabilities for discovering hidden predictive relationships while conducting a forecast.
They focus on the activities typically occurring at the operational level of the organization.
They focus on radical redesign and drastic improvement of processes.
While using digital dashboards, pull reporting is conducted to ________.
analyze the root causes of an exception
provide the decision makers with a quick overview of key performance indicators
alert the user of any items that require immediate attention
discover hidden predictive relationships in the data
extract textual information from Web documents
Bookseller Barnes Noble is an example of a ________ company.
A global project called One Laptop per Child is attempting to distribute low-cost laptop computers to children in developing countries around the world in an attempt to shrink the ________.
________ involves the development of various resource plans to support the efficient and effective production of goods and services.
Supply chain analytics
Supply chain planning
Supply chain networking
________ is a standard for exchanging structured information over the Web.
Extensible Markup Language
Active Server Pages
Unified Modeling Language
Which of the following statements is true about an online analytical processing server?
It uses reasoning methods based on knowledge about a specific problem domain in order to provide advice.
It understands how data are organized in a database and has special functions for analyzing the data.
It groups related records together on the basis of having similar values for attributes.
It is a data structure allowing for multiple dimensions to be added to a traditional two-dimensional table.
It allows you to make hypothetical changes to the data associated with a problem and observe how these changes influence the results.
A(n) ________ typically consists of a distorted image displaying a combination of letters and/or numbers that a user has to input into a form before submitting it.
Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD)
Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN)
Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA)
Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)
American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII)
________ testing involves testing of the capabilities of the system in the user environment with actual data.
________ help in analyzing why a key indicator is not at an appropriate level or why an exception occurred.
________ are two-dimensional barcodes with a high storage capacity that are typically used to point the consumer to a particular Web page when he or she scans the barcode with a mobile device’s camera.
CPC Binary Barcodes