Question 1
Which of the following transmission media is used in ordinary telephones?
coaxial cables
twisted pair wires
optical fiber cables
ribbon cables
2 points
Question 2
An IT company uses industry average as a standard for measuring its financial performance. Here, the industry standard is used as a(n) ________.
2 points
Question 3
A wireless router has a wired connection to the network and sends radio signals from the antennae.
1 points
Question 4
How can a person check the authenticity of an e-commerce transaction?
4 points
Question 5
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, passed in 2002, ________.
enhanced U.S. reporting standards for public companies
mandated background checks for all employees
established the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in the United States
provides for regulation of securities issued in the United States
2 points
Question 6
What are the functions of database management software (DBMS)? Name some common database management software.
4 points
Question 7
Identifying high-cost points along the supply chain is the first step to reducing operational costs.
1 points
Question 8
Decision making that draws on billions of pieces of aggregated information to reveal important trends and patterns is called ________.
intuitive decision making
unstructured decision making
uninformed decision making
data-driven decision making
2 points
Question 9
Explain Porter's value chain model and the types of activities involved in it.
3 points
Question 10
Define relational database. Why it has been predicted that the relational database will be the mainstay for organizations in the years ahead?
4 points
Question 11
While saving her word-processed academic documents, Ashley includes the subject, title, and the author's name in the properties. Which type of information is she adding to her document?
sharded data
factual data
clerical data
2 points
Question 12
Describe how Dell reduced its operating costs.
 4 points
Question 13
A website that facilitates transactions by bringing together buyers and sellers from all over the world is called a(n) ________.
wide area network
virtual market
2 points
Question 14
A company resorts to discount blowouts to get rid of excess merchandise. Which of the following scenarios is most likely to have triggered this action?
decrease in inventory costs
ineffective tracking of the inventory
overestimating demand forecast accuracy
increase in the price of raw materials
2 points
Question 15
A group of musicians buy a URL, for their website, which has a unique, numerical IP address assigned to it. After a year, they move their website to a new server with a different IP address. In this situation what happens to the URL of their website?
It becomes fragmented.
It remains the same.
It needs to be renamed.
It needs to be registered with the DNS again.
2 points
Question 16
Why are wireless transmission systems favored over wired transmission systems?
3 points
Question 17
Which of the following is an example of an operating system?
Mozilla Firefox
MS Access
Adobe Acrobat Reader
2 points
Question 18
The power of suppliers is high when there are many suppliers in a market.
1 points
Question 19
Carrey, the office manager for an insurance company, suspects that some of the sales representatives are submitting their travel expenses receipts twice. Which of the following would help her spot the fraudulent transactions?
non-compliance reports
exception reports
audit reports
compliance reports
2 points
Question 20
Web 2.0 is less about the ways in which people and organizations are using the web than about the technologies.
1 points
Question 21
Which of the following is a critical component of an information system?
2 points
Question 22
Representation of an entity in a meaningful way, which includes the attributes of the entity, is called a ________.
primary key


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