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Business analytics augments business intelligence by using ________ modeling to help identify trends

Question

Business analytics augments business intelligence by using ________ modeling to help identify trends

or predict business outcomes.

predictive

decision

multivariate

refinement

threat

QUESTION 2

An attribute is also referred to as a ________.

record

field

query

form

bot

QUESTION 3

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.

supercomputer

server

workstation

mainframe

personal computer

QUESTION 4

Which of the following types of information systems enables people to communicate, team up, and coordinate with each other?

intelligent system

collaboration system

geographic information system

electronic commerce system

virtualization system

QUESTION 5

Inventory management is an application that is part of the ________ functional area.

Operations

Human Resources

Financial

Marketing

Accounting

QUESTION 6

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.

QUESTION 7

Which of the following storage methods is used for storing long-term copies of organizational data?

protocol

archival

backup

operational

translational

QUESTION 8

The hardware and software that must be implemented to support the applications that the primary activities use are a part of the ________ activities.

infrastructure

inbound logistics

procurement

technology development

human resources

QUESTION 9

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

QUESTION 10

The term ________ refers to a class of software that enables people to work together more effectively.

spyware

mashup

firmware

malware

groupware

QUESTION 11

Which of the following is the highest-ranking IS personnel responsible for strategic planning and IS use throughout a firm?

systems analyst

chief information officer

IS auditor

database administrator

IS security manager

QUESTION 12

A hypertext document is otherwise known as a ________.

Web page

Webmaster

Web consortium

Web ring

Web host

QUESTION 13

With respect to the five general classes of computers, ________ are typically used for mission critical applications, such as transaction processing.

mainframes

workstations

supercomputers

servers

personal computers

QUESTION 14

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.

managerial

executive

strategic

illusive

superficial

QUESTION 15

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.

QUESTION 16

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

QUESTION 17

Bookseller Barnes Noble is an example of a ________ company.

flip-only

click-only

click-and-flip

brick-and-mortar

click-and-mortar

QUESTION 18

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 ________.

systems integration

information privacy

digital divide

horizontal disparity

power distance

QUESTION 19

________ involves the development of various resource plans to support the efficient and effective production of goods and services.

Supply chain analytics

Requirement execution

Supply chain planning

Requirement planning

Supply chain networking

QUESTION 20

________ is a standard for exchanging structured information over the Web.

Extensible Markup Language

Active Server Pages

MySQL

Unified Modeling Language

JavaScript

QUESTION 21

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.

QUESTION 22

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)

QUESTION 23

________ testing involves testing of the capabilities of the system in the user environment with actual data.

Developmental

Beta

Evolutionary

Alpha

Comparative

QUESTION 24

________ help in analyzing why a key indicator is not at an appropriate level or why an exception occurred.

Activity reports

Scheduled reports

Key-indicator reports

Drill-down reports

Exception reports

QUESTION 25

________ 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

MaxiCodes

MSI barcodes

QR codes

Viral codes

Engineering Technology

Business analytics augments business intelligence by using ________ modeling to help identify trends