Test Bank For Information Systems For Business An Experiential Approach 1st Edition By Craig Van
Chapter 1: The Value of Information
1. Data can best be described as:
a. raw symbols (unconnected facts) (ref 1-5)
2. Data that has been processed into something useful is:
a. raw data
b. information (ref 1-5)
3. What is the difference between data and information?
a. Data is raw and is converted to information once it has been processed. (ref 1-5)
b. Information is knowledge, data is not.
c. Data is stored, information is not.
d. Data must be numbers, information must be text.
e. They are the same thing.
4. Knowledge can best be described as:
b. a person, place or thing
c. information that is applied to some decision or action (ref 1-5)
d. the description of information
e. stored data
5. Wisdom involves:
a. age and life experience
b. formal education
c. using consultants
d. reviewing data
e. using knowledge for the greater good (ref 1-5)
6. When considering data, information, knowledge and wisdom as a hierarchy, which of these is deeper and more uniquely human?
d. Wisdom (ref 1-5)
e. None of the above
7. The hardware, software and media used to store, organize, retrieve and communicate information is known as __________.
a. information technology (ref 1-6, glossary)
b. information systems
8. What is information technology?
a. The hardware used in an organization
b. An information system
c. The hardware, software and media used to store, organize, retrieve and communicate information (ref 1-6)
d. Applying technology to organizations
e. Applying technology to systems
9. What is the hardware, software and media used to store, organize, retrieve and communicate information called?
a. Information technology (ref 1-6)
b. Information systems
10. Information systems enable users to ____________.
a. research alternative solutions
b. identify business strategic solutions
c. connect and process data to help with management decision making (ref 1-6)
d. store data
e. share information rapidly
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