Review Questions: Business Information Technology

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BUMT3450 Business Information Technology Massoud Tamjidi Wednesday October 9, 2013 Chapter 1 Review Questions 1. What does the word “processing” in data processing mean? Processing means the manipulation of data to produce information; raw material -> information output. 2. Give three examples in which raw data also serves as useful information. Three example; Knowing your niche by collection demographic data, know the economical state (is there a need), categorizing your consumer and understanding their buying habits. 3. Give three examples (not mentioned in the text) of data that must be processed to provide useful information. Keeping track of your competitor (what sets you different from the rest?), tracking the…show more content…
Ect. Vanz; design department, trends department, fabrication/testing ect. Hospital; Doctors (diagnostics), lab department, pharmaceutical ect. 5. How do TPSs and DSSs differ? A TPS (Transaction Processing System) recording transactions such as POS’s, web transacts summarizing and putting other information into other system. A DSS (Decision Support System) help find the optimal course of action and answer “what if” questions built of information of recourses, data reports and information. 6. What is a problem? Give an example of a business problem and discuss how a computer based information system could solve it? A problem is any undesirable situation. For example an insurance company consist of paper filing which can accumulate space and lead to disorganization. Using a simple eAgent program can help organize and manage files without loosing track, easily locating files with a policy number. 7. What is synergy? How is synergy accomplished when a person uses a computer? Explain the connection between synergy and increased…show more content…
In which situations does one need to make a decision? Give three examples not mentioned in the chapter. Where should we locate our business? Should we purchase new merchandise for our store locally? Which is best, marketing in print or electronically? 10. How can DSS help make decisions? DSS is programed to process raw data, make comparisons and generate information to help professionals find the best alternatives. 11. Note the word “support” in decision support systems. Why are these applications not called decision-making systems? The reason why its titled decision “support system is because it is programed to help find optimal courses of action, not necessarily makes a decision on its own, that is our part. 12. Who is considered a knowledge worker? Will you have a career as a knowledge worker? Explain. CIO; technical understanding of current and developing information technologies and business knowledge (business executive, technologist, leader, entrepreneur). Not anytime soon will I be in this position, I still have a long ways to go to understand the knowledge of a CIO, maybe one day. 13. What is the most prevalent type of information system? Why is this type IS so

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