106) The research on IT and business performance has found that the more successfully a firm can…

106)
The research on IT and business performance has found that the more successfully
a firm can align information technology with its ________, the more profitable
it will be.
A)
business goals
B)
competitive forces
C)
value chain
D)
value web

107)
One of the questions that should be asked in performing a strategic systems
analysis is
A)
what is the structure of the industry in which the firm is located?
B)
how many businesses are in the industry?
C)
What are the Web values of the industry?
D)
What kind of information systems are currently in use in our firm?

108)
The more any given resource is applied to production, the lower the marginal
gain in output, until a point is reached where the additional inputs produce no
additional output. This is referred to as
A)
the point of no return.
B)
the law of diminishing returns.
C)
supply and demand.
D)
network inelasticity.

109)
Network economics
A)
applies the law of diminishing returns to communities of users.
B)
applies traditional economics to networked users.
C)
sees the cost of adding new members as inconsequential.
D)
balances the high cost of adding new members to a community against the lower
cost of using network infrastructure.

110)
In network economics, the value of a commercial software vendor’s software
products
A)
increases as more people use them.
B)
decreases as more people use them.
C)
increases due to higher marginal gain in output.
D)
decreases according to the law of diminishing returns.

111)
A virtual company
A)
uses the capabilities of other companies without being physically tied to those
companies.
B)
uses Internet technology to maintain a virtual storefront.
C)
uses Internet technology to maintain a networked community of users.
D)
provides entirely Internet-driven services, or virtual products.

112)
As a ________ you will be the one to decide which systems will
be developed, what they will do, and how they will be implemented.
A)
manager
B)
programmer
C)
systems analyst
D)
secretary

113)
An/a ________ is a stable, formal social structure that takes
resources from the environment and processes them to produce outputs.
A)
organization
B)
political party
C)
family
D)
department

114)
All organizations are composed of individual routines and
behaviours, a collection of which make up a ________.
A)
business process
B)
firm process
C)
program process
D)
system process

115)
A collection of business processes make up the ________.
A)
business process
B)
business firm
C)
business program
D)
business system

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