Information Systems Study Set 2

Computing

Quiz 13 :

Understanding Software: a Primer for Managers

Quiz 13 :

Understanding Software: a Primer for Managers

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What are the managerial implications with respect to information systems?
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Managers who understand software can better understand the possibilities and impact of technology. They can make better decisions regarding the strategic value of IT and the potential for technology-driven savings. They can appreciate the challenges, costs, security vulnerabilities, legal and compliance issues, and limitations involved in developing and deploying technology solutions. And since firms which cannot communicate will struggle to work in tandem, managers who understand software can appreciate the key role that technology plays in partnerships, merger and acquisitions, and firm valuation. The flexibility of the software and ware components gives computers the customization options that managers and businesses demand. Understanding how the layers relate to each other helps managers make better decisions on what options are important to their unique business needs, can influence what they buy, and may have implications for everything from competitiveness to cost overruns to security breaches.

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If a computer system can be equated to a layered cake, which of the following combinations represents the computer system in the bottom-to-top order?
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Which of the following is an operating system?
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Microsoft's Xbox operating system provides Xbox programmers with a set of common standards to use to access controllers, the Kinect motion sensor, play sounds, draw graphics, save files, and more. Without this, games would:
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Control programs stored on chips (often used in embedded systems) are sometimes referred to as _____________.
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_____ refers to a precise set of instructions that tell the computer ware what to do.
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Software (often on firmware) designed to make physical products and devices "smarter" by doing things like sharing usage information, helping diagnose problems, indicating maintenance schedules, providing alerts, or enabling devices to take orders from other systems is referred to as ___________.
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What is an operating system? Describe its significance for computing devices.
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Managers who understand software are better equipped to harness the possibilities and impact of technology.
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Firmware refers to:
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Which of the following is an example of computer ware?
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The varied and heterogeneous look, feel, and functionality that operating systems enforce across various programs help make it easier for users to learn new software.
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When referring to the 'software layer cake' model, Android, Windows, and iOS are all _____.
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Computer ware refers to:
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Scroll bars and menus displayed on the ware of the computer display are examples of a graphical _____.
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Specialty devices like iPods, video game consoles, and television set-top boxes typically do not need an operating system.
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Desktop applications are typically designed for a single user.
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Android is a software product developed by Google that allows cell phone manufacturers to control ware and establishes standards for developing and executing applications on its platform. Android is thus an example of a(n) _____.
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When referring to the 'software layer cake' model, Microsoft Office, Angry Birds, and MySQL are all _____.
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The more application software that is available for a platform, the less valuable it potentially becomes.
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