Which of the following statements is true about supply chain management (SCM)?
SCM systems cannot automate
the supply chain.
SCM systems are used to improve business processes that span organizational boundaries.
SCM systems are often integrated with legacy systems.
SCM systems are great standalone systems, but cannot be integrated with an ERP system.
SCM systems are used by mostly smaller organizations.
With respect to the types of information systems used in organizations, a grocery store checkout cash register with a connection to a network is an example of a(n) ________.
transaction processing system
electronic commerce system
functional area information system
decision support system
Which of the following terms refers to a computer, data, or network site that is designed to be enticing to crackers so as to detect, deflect, or counteract illegal activity?
Which of the following defines marginal cost?
It is the cost of an alternative that must be forgone in order to pursue a certain action.
It is the cost of producing an additional unit of output.
It is the cost that has already been incurred and cannot be recovered.
It is the cost incurred in making an economic exchange.
It is the cost that is independent of the level of goods or services produced by the business.
Identify the focus of managers at the tactical level of an organization.
managing routine, day-to-day business processes and interactions with customers
solving complex problems with broad and long-term ramifications for the organization
deploying organizational resources to achieve the strategic objectives of the organization
maintaining the efficiency of business processes within the organization
designing long-term strategic questions facing the organization
A ________ information flow relates to the information that is produced by a company and sent along to another organization.
With regards to the World Wide Web, Web pages are stored on ________.
________ emulate traditional bulletin boards and allow for threaded discussions between participants.
Online document systems
Applications that integrate business activities across departmental boundaries are often referred to as ________ planning systems.
Online analytical processing tools enable users to ________.
extract textual information from Web documents
analyze different dimensions of data beyond simple data summaries
discover hidden predictive relationships in the data
find associations or correlations among sets of items
group related records together based on having similar values for attributes
________ is data about data.
Once the data model is created, the format of the data is documented in a data ________.
________ decisions are referred to as unstructured decisions because the problems are relatively complex and non-routine.
A(n) ________ information flow consists of information that is received from another organization.
Which of the following is an example of business-to-consumer electronic commerce?
Reuben buys a pair of shoes on Mysticshoes.com.
Juan buys guitars for resale on Monsung.com.
Brenda files her income tax online.
Neal places a bid for a mobile phone on the online auction site Feliciate.com.
Canchi, a shoe manufacturer, conducts business over the Web with its retailers.
The auction site eBay.com is an example of ________ electronic commerce.
With respect to computer networking, ________ refers to the physical pathway (cable(s) and wireless) used to carry network information.
transmission control protocol
Which of the following statements is true about an information system?
Its design goal is to enhance performance.
Its primary purpose is to run the business on a current basis.
It is primarily used by online customers, clerks, salespersons, and administrators.
Its design goal is to enhance ease of access and use.
It consists of narrow and simple updates and queries.
Which of the following statements is true about the infrastructure as a service model?
The customer has to manage the licenses for the operating systems being used.
The customer does not have to manage operating system licenses.
The customer can run his or her own applications that are typically designed using tools provided by the service provider.
The user has control over the applications, but has limited or no control over the underlying infrastructure.
The customer has no knowledge or control over the underlying infrastructure and has only limited ability to control or configure application-specific settings.
The purpose of a data warehouse is to ________.
put key business information into the hands of more decision makers
increase the complexity of the data to be analyzed
allow managers to run queries and reports themselves without having to know query languages or the structure of the underlying data
standardize the format of data retrieved from different systems
provide capabilities for discovering hidden predictive relationships in the data
Which of the following is NOT a typical revenue model in the digital world?
At the ________ level of an organization, managers focus on long-term strategic questions facing the organization, such as which products to produce, which countries to compete in, and what organizational strategy to follow.
An enterprise license is also known as a(n) ________ license.
Governmental regulations such as the ________ Act mandate archiving business documents and relevant internal communication, including e-mail and instant messages.
Companies using a ________ business strategy are also called virtual companies.