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background image MIS-2003 Text Exam 1 Study Guide Format of Exam – 150 Points Multiple Choice (3 pts each – about 25 questions) Matching (2 pts each – about 20 to 25 questions) Short Answer (2 to 6 pts each – 7 or 8 questions) Content of Exam Chapter 1 and Appendix A o Telecommuting Advantages? Employees: o Flexibility.
o Eliminates travel time.
o Do not have to wear business clothes.
o Can take care of kids when they are 
sick. o Easier to communicate without  traveling. Employers: o Eliminate traveling.
o Satisfied employees.
o Reduced needed office space.
Disadvantages? Employees: o Distractions.
o When do you stop working?
background image o Don’t have as much control over  employees. o Have to pay for all the tools needed. Information Age – The present time, during which  infinite quantities of facts are widely available to 
anyone who can use a computer.
Data – Raw facts that describe the characteristics  of an event or object. Information – Data converted into a meaningful  and useful context. o Business Intelligence – Information collected  from multiple sources such as suppliers, customers, 
competitors, partners, and industries that analyze 
patterns, trends, and relationships for strategic 
decision making.
o Knowledge – Skills, experience, and expertise  coupled with information and intelligence that 
creates a person’s intellectual resources.
o Knowledge Worker – Individual valued for their  ability to interpret and analyze information. o Systems Thinking – A way of monitoring the 
entire system by viewing multiple inputs being 
processed or transformed to produce multiple 
outputs while continuously gathering feedback on 
each part.
Input  Process  Output  o MIS Key Resources: Info IT People 2
background image Most important. Need people to interpret data. o Information Technology – Any computer-based  tool that people use to work with information and 
support the information and information-processing 
needs of an organization.
o Hardware – The physical devices associated with a computer system. 5 C’s:  Input  Capture Output  Convey Storage  Cradle CPU  Create Communicate  Communicate Input Keyboard Mouse Scanner Output Monitor Printer Headphones Storage DVD Memory Stick Hard Drive 3
background image CPU CPU – The computer’s “brains”. RAM – Integrated circuits; works with the 
Telecommunications Modem Wireless Card Connecting Cables USB Port o Software – The set of instructions the hardware  executes to carry out specific tasks. Application Software – Performs specific 
information processing needs.
Word Processing Software Spreadsheet Software Operating System Software Windows Mac OS Linux Utility Software Antivirus Screen Savers Data Recovery 4

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School: University of Tulsa
Department: OTHER
Course: Introduction to Management Information Systems
Professor: Lori Leonard
Term: Spring 2017
Tags: MIS
Name: MIS 2003, Exam 1 Study Guide
Description: Study Guide covering material for Text Exam 1.
Uploaded: 02/07/2017
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