Information Systems Study Set 2

Computing

Quiz 1 :

Setting the Stage: Technology and the Modern Enterprise

Quiz 1 :

Setting the Stage: Technology and the Modern Enterprise

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How are entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa leveraging technologies to serve local needs? Give examples.
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Ghanaian firm Esoko leverages mobile phones to empower the agrarian poor with farming info and commodity pricing, raising incomes and lowering the chance of exploitation by unscrupulous middlemen. The firm Sproxil uses text message verification to save lives by fighting drug counterfeiting in developing nations around the world. Kenya's M-PESA and Somaliland's Zaad use text messages to replace cash, bringing the safety and speed of electronic payment and funds transfer to the unbanked and leveraging mobile money at rates that far outstrip any nation in the West.

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In two decades, the nation of ________ tech sector has grown from "almost nothing" to a $120 billion industry, expanding even during the recent global recession.
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India's

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Technology has proliferated in Kenya and Somaliland, with text messages used to replace cash, creating mobile money use that, on a population percentage basis, exceeds any nation in the West.
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As a testament to tech's global reach, China is home to several publicly traded Internet firms, as well as a firm that was considered the largest IPO of all time.
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Select the accurate statement(s). 1) The world's most valuable retailer, China's Alibana, also carries the world's largest product inventory. 2) Uber, the world's largest taxi service, owns no vehicles for hire. 3) Airbnb, the world's largest accommodation provider, owns several major hotel corporations 4) Facebook, does not create media content.
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The United States holds the number one ranking in home broadband access.
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Tech impact is reaching even beyond the confines of Earth itself. According to an example in your chapter, how was a tool on the International Space Station recently acquired?:
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Founders should be wary of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, because these efforts require founders to give up large ownership stakes to a large number of contributors before they can raise funds to bring products to market.
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Some of the radical changes brought about by new technologies include:
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Tech firms are among the best performing firms in the world. According to the chapter, which firm is the most valuable firm in the United States, and has also posted some of the most profitable quarters of any business in any industry. a. Amazon b. Apple c. Google d. IBM
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____________________ and ____________________ are turning sophisticated, high-powered computing into a utility available to even the smallest businesses and nonprofits.
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Sales in Apple's app store are so large, that they would be ranked as a Fortune 500 firm if the figure were broken out as a firm separate from Apple.
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The phrase _____________ is often used to describe the trend of putting "smarts" (meaning computing and telecommunications technology) putting into everyday products such as lamps, watches, thermostats, and door locks as well as embedding tech into industrial goods.
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Uber and Airbnb are larger than any taxi firm or hotel chain on the planet. In what important way does the infrastructure used by these firms to deliver services differ from more traditional rivals?
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The rise of open source software has lowered computing costs for start-up and blue chip companies worldwide.
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The nation of _____ has more Internet users than any other country.
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_____ has emerged as a catalyst for global change, with Facebook and Twitter playing key organizing roles in uprisings worldwide.
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Social media and mobile phone use are decreasing expectations for corporate ethics and customer service.
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Data analytics and business intelligence are driving discovery and innovation.
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How has social media emerged as a catalyst for global social change?
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