Intro to Information Systems

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Chapter 1
Multiple Choice

Which of the following statements is not correct?
A. To succeed in today’s environment, it is often necessary to change business models and strategies.
B. IT enables organizations to survive in the face of business pressures.
C. IT requires small investments over a long period of time.
D. Organizations can leverage their platforms to develop Web-based applications, products, and services.

ANS: C
REF: Material following chapter opening case

The modern business environment has all of the following characteristics except:
A. global
B. interconnected
C. competitive
D. relatively static
E. real-time

ANS: D
REF: Material following chapter opening case

_____ deal with the planning for – and
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A. insourcing
B. outsourcing
C. offshoring
D. temporary hiring
E. consulting

ANS: B
REF: 1.2 The Global, Web-Based Platform

The workforce in developed countries has which of the following characteristics?
A. more diversified
B. more women
C. more single parents
D. more persons with disabilities
E. all of the above

ANS: E
REF: 1.3 Business Pressures, Organizational Responses, and IT Support

Today’s customers have which of the following characteristics?
A. less knowledge about products
B. less sophistication
C. difficulty in finding information about products
D. higher expectations
E. difficulty in comparing prices

ANS: D
REF: 1.3 Business Pressures, Organizational Responses, and IT Support

When identical items are produced in large quantities, this is called:
A. strategic systems
B. customer focus
C. continuous improvement
D. mass production
E. mass customization

ANS: D
REF: 1.3 Business Pressures, Organizational Responses, and IT Support

Which of the following is not a fact about IT careers?
A. The four-fastest growing U.S. jobs that require college degrees from 2002 through 2012 are IT-related.
B. Highly-skilled IT jobs will typically not be offshored.
C. There are no computing jobs.
D. MIS majors usually receive high starting salaries.

ANS: C
REF: 1.4 Why Are Information Systems Important to You?

Chapter 2
Multiple Choice

Which of the following statements about information systems is not
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