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    Comprehensive Sample of Computer Science Questions

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    (1) What are some of the important questions that managers need to consider when evaluating the value of data to an organization?

    (2) Explain client/server systems and provide an example to support your answer.

    (3) Describe "user acceptance testing."

    (4)Describe the difference between a formal and an informal system.

    (5) An effective project manager needs a variety of both technical and business skill sets. Identify the nontechnical skills that have been associated with superior project management.

    (6) Describe the main reasons that companies implement intranets and one major obstacle to obtaining these benefits.

    (7) What is the purpose and role of an IS steering committee, or advisory board?

    (8) Describe the PATRIOT Act and discuss implications regarding individual rights.

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    (1) What are some of the important questions that managers need to consider when evaluating the value of data to an organization?
    What is the nature of the data, ie social security numbers, sales figures etc.?
    What is the data used for?
    What is the risk of loss, what will be the repercussions if the data is lost?
    How much would it cost to recover the data if it was lost.
    Perform a return on investment on the data. Compare this against the cost of loss of the data, the risk of losing the data. If the risk outweighs the ROI, then is it worth keeping the data?
    http://blogs.techworld.com/views-from-the-lab/2011/08/getting-to-the-real-value-of-data-through-agile-bi/index.htm
    http://www.csoonline.com/article/206200/the-value-of-data

    (2) Explain client/server systems and provide an example to support your answer.
    The client server model is defined as a distributed system which is divided into a section that requests services and a section that provides the services. This can be a client and a database for example or computer programs. For example, a client could be a web browser on your PC, which requests services from a web server.
    The advantage of the client server model includes the following:
    Centralized
    Files, programs and peripherals can all be shared through the server. Therefore, all data is located at one central place. It is unnecessary to comb through each client machine to find data, all if it will be located on the server. The security for the data is also centralized.
    Scalable
    In the event that a workstation is lost or damaged, replacing and rebuilding it with the same set of applications and policies is easy because servers can store these resources.
    Flexible
    A client server system allows the ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution contains a review of various questions involving computer science including, data evaluation, client/server systems, user acceptance testing, formal and informal systems, and implementation of intranets.

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