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1. What is the importance of information systems for both business and management?
2. Why is the impact of Information Technology positive on businesses?
3. Why wireless technologies may change the dynamics of an organization?
4. What is the role of knowledge management systems in the enterprise? What organizational processes are supported by knowledge management applications?
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1. What are the advantages of using the Internet as the infrastructure for e-commerce and electronic business?
2. How is the Internet changing the economics of information and business models?
3. Name and describe the various categories of electronic commerce.
4. Describe the role played by Web personalization.
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1. Why is file management important for overall system performance?
2. Describe two problems of the traditional file environment.
3. What is a database management system (DBMS)? What are the components of a DBMS?
4. Describe the principal types of databases and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
5. What is a distributed database, and what are the main ways of distributing data?
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1. Why are the Internet and Wi-Fi networks difficult to secure?
2. How do hackers create security problems and damage systems?
3. Provide two examples of computer crime in which computers are a target and two examples in which computers are used as instruments of crime.
4. Describe identity theft.
5. What security problems are created by employees? Why is a security policy necessary?
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1. What is business intelligence? What applications and technologies does it include?
2. What is the difference between a data-driven DSS and a model-driven DSS? Give examples.
3. What is a geographic information system (GIS)? How does it use data visualization technology? How can it support decision making?
4. How can GDSS provide value for a business?

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1. What is the importance of information systems for both business and management?

The importance of information systems for business and management is because they help to store, organize, and analyze data more efficiently. They also speed up communication by allowing employees to interact without being in the same room or building.

Reference: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa5525/is_/ai_n21400209

2. Why is the impact of Information Technology positive on businesses?
IT helps to solve problems more efficiently and with less cost. The transition from paper is much more organized and accurate. It helps manage daily task, helps to manage their books (Quickbooks, accounting software), provide faster communication.

Reference: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa5525/is_/ai_n21400209

3. Why wireless technologies may change the dynamics of an organization?

This helps companies communicate better through smart phones/handheld computers. Wireless technologies enable organizations to become more mobile, they can take their documents on the road with them, and also read and send e-mails from any location, update customer contacts to the central database and most importantly they can have access to all customer interaction anywhere, anytime. There is no longer need for employees to be attached to their desktops in the office.

Reference: http://wireless.utk.edu/overview.html

4. What is the role of knowledge management systems in the enterprise? What organizational processes are supported by knowledge management applications?

The idea of a KM system is to enable employees to have ready access to the organization's documented base of facts, sources of information, and solutions.

Organizational process supported by knowledge management:
? Globalization and competition - many organizations rely on knowledge to create their strategic advantage. With available knowledge widely dispersed and fragmented, organizations often waste valuable time and resources in 'reinventing the wheel' or failing to access the highest quality knowledge and expertise that is available.
? Knowledge can command a premium price in the market - Applied know-how can enhance the value (and hence the price) of products and services. Examples are the 'smart drill' that learns how to extract more oil from an oil field, and the hotel chain that knows your personal preferences and so can give you a more personalized service.
? Restructuring and downsizing - Without effective mechanisms in place to capture knowledge of experienced employees, organizations make costly mistakes or have to pay again for knowledge they once had on tap.
? Sharing of best practices - ...

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What is the importance of information systems for both business and management?

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