Multiple choice (5 questions) - choose the answer that
best makes the statement's point. Each answer is worth 5 points.
1. Which of the following provides the foundation or platform
on which the firm can build its specific information system?
a. information technology infrastructure.
b. information architecture.
c. system's blueprint.
d. interorganizational network.
2. The capability that is being used to redesign and reshape
organizations, transforming their structure, scope of operations,
reporting and control mechanisms, work practices, work flows, products,
and services best describes:
a. a server.
b. data storage technology.
c. a networked enterprise.
d. a router.
e. a management information system.
3. The field in a record that uniquely identifies instances
of that record so that it can be retrieved, updated, or sorted best
a. master key.
b. master field.
e. key field.
4. The situation that occurs when different divisions,
functional areas, and groups in an organization independently collect
the same piece of information best describes:
a. program-data independence.
b. data redundancy.
c. lack of flexibility.
d. poor security.
e. lack of data sharing and availability.
5. Data warehousing does each of the following except:
a. enables decision makers to model and remodel data.
b. can provide information that will enable a company
to better allocate its merchandise between stores.
c. can provide information that will enable a company
to eliminate unnecessary inventory.
d. can provide a company with a more precise understanding
of its customers' behaviors.
e. allows easy alteration of data.