CSIS 100 Quiz 1

Set 1

  1. Which of the following poses a hindrance to the adoption of information systems in nonprofit organizations and government?
  2. focuses on designing, optimizing, and streamlining business processes throughout the organization, taking into account the human element.
  3. Walking Together, an NGO, uses historical trends to determine in which month the amount given as donations is the highest, and then it sets the dates for its donation drives based on the trends. This is an example of
  4. Information systems support data‐driven decision making which draws on a large amount of data to reveal important trends and patterns.
  5. Which of the following is a function of the telecommunications component?
  6. The use of an information system in a grocery store would improve customer satisfaction by
  7. Which of the following events led to tighter standards for accounting practices and a demand for more transparency in reporting?
  8. Harry, an employee of Bennett‐Techno Inc., is responsible for ensuring that the technological setup in the organization supports the organization goals. He is also responsible for setting the organization goals. Which of the following positions does Harry hold in the organization?
  9. Navi‐devices Inc., a manufacturer of portable navigation devices, provides free traffic updates and identifies the nearest parking spaces available with its latest device. It accomplishes this by using GPS coordinates of subscribers and traffic data from radio stations. Which of the following is the most likely impact of this strategy?
  10. Which of the following statements is true of information technology (IT)?
  11. Which of the following reasons led to the popularity of social networking sites?
  12. A patient lodges a complaint with the management of a hospital because he is unsatisfied with their policies on safeguarding patient information. In this situation, which of the following individuals is responsible for ensuring that the hospital policies safeguard the information of the patients?
  13. Which of the following statements is true of the IT department areas?
  14. Which of the following statements is true of management information systems?
  15. Chloe’s, a chain of supermarkets, is conducting a customer survey in its largest store, which is in California. Customers are asked to fill out questionnaires as they enter the store. The questionnaire is divided into sections that polls customers on the store’s products and the e‐commerce website. Which of the following is a drawback of the data collected through this poll?
  16. Compared to older information systems, privacy breaches in modern information systems involve lesser risk and affect fewer people.
  17. plays a leading role in managing efforts to improve an organization’s ability to capture, nurture, and disseminate expertise.
  18. Anything that gives a firm a lead over its rivals is called
  19. Robert, a stockbroker, recommends that his clients buy and hold stock of Andersonz Corp for a minimum period of six months and then sell them. His recommendation is based on a graph of the firm’s fluctuating performance for the past three quarters and an analysis of other information. The basis of Robert’s recommendations can be termed as
  20. InfoTech Horizons, an IT company, is seeking to hire an experienced IT professional to assist the Chief Information Officer in his role. The new hire will be groomed to take on the role of the Chief Information Officer. Which of the following candidates, all of whom have good technical skills, will prove to be the best choice?

Set 2

  1. Analysts can use software to simulate business processes and conduct “what if” experiments to find innovative approaches that leverage the power of information systems.
  2. Which of the following is the reason why speech data is gaining importance in call centers?
  3. Cadmia University is planning to start an online course called “Cultural diversities.” The university wants to develop an information system to support virtual, collaborative education. Which of the following factors should be taken into account when developing the new system?
  4. Compared to older information systems, privacy breaches in modern information systems involve lesser risk and affect fewer people.
  5. Decision making that draws on billions of pieces of aggregated information to reveal important trends and patterns is called
  6. Which of the following is a common source of misunderstanding between IT and other departments?
  7. is the person who heads the department responsible for managing and maintaining information systems, and ensuring they support the organization’s strategic goals.
  8. Which of the following has led to stiff laws about retaining electronic documents?
  9. Which of the following statements is true of management information systems?
  10. Business intelligence refers to all the information available to managers from many sources beyond the organization’s own information systems.
  11. Which of the following statements is true of information systems?
  12. Organizations implement information systems to support and streamline business processes, but never to eliminate them.
  13. The facilities manager at Symphony Systems, an IT services company, wants the information systems department to set up a virtual collaboration team. Which of the following ways would enable him to communicate more effectively with the IT staff?
  14. plays a leading role in managing efforts to improve an organization’s ability to capture, nurture, and disseminate expertise.
  15. How are policies enforced in information systems?
  16. Which of the following individuals is responsible for ensuring that a company’s confidential information is well‐protected?
  17. adds considerable value to information, particularly as a means to avoid bias or spin.
  18. Mark, a 22‐year old with a viral infection, is admitted to a hospital. On the second day post‐admission, a nurse takes a single high‐temperature reading and enters it into the patient records information system. This single reading when combined with Mark’s other symptoms and previous medical records, becomes
  19. Which of the following techniques helps IT staff collaborate with people in other functional areas?
  20. Which of the following questions pertains to maintaining security in an information system?
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