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1. To survive and succeed in the New Economy, Orbis Inc.’s supply chain model was
transformed from a:
a) hub-like supply chain to a linear supply chain.
b) linear supply chain to a hub-like supply chain.
c) multiple layer supply chain to a single layer supply chain.
d) single layer supply chain to a multiple layer supply chain.
e) spoke like
2. An office supply broker combines orders from fifteen small offices into a single order, which
results in a much lower price for each of the small offices due to volume discounts. This is an
example of the _______________ EC business model.
a) dynamic brokering
b) group purchasing
c) reverse auctions
d) discount purchasing
e) none of the above
3. According to Metcalfe’s Law, the value of a network grows roughly by a power of
_______________ of the number of its users (or nodes).
a) three
b) four
c) two
d) five
e) six
4. General Electric lists the specifications for a kind of wire needed in the manufacture of light
bulbs on its Trading Process Network (TPN) site. GE asks potential suppliers to submit the price
at which they would be willing to supply the wire. This is an example of a(n):
a) forward auction.
b) reverse auction.
c) private auction.
d) independent auction.
e) none of the above
5. Characteristics of a digital economy include all of the following EXCEPT:
a) a vast array of digitizable products like databases, news, information, books, and musical CDs
b) consumers and firms conducting financial transactions digitally
c) physical good such as home appliances and automobiles embedded with microprocessors and
networking capabilities
d) elimination of all traditional intermediaries
e) decrease of geographic boundaries
6. Which of the following is NOT an example of a major type of business pressure on
companies?
a) A homogenous workforce
b) Powerful customers

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c) Technological Innovation and Obsolescence
d) Social responsibility
e) Environmental Factors
7. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
a) Information technology can be viewed as a subsystem of an information system.
b) Information systems can be viewed as a subsystem of information technology.
c) Information technology refers to the technological side of an information system.
d) Information systems are information technology enabled business applications.
8. Which of the following statements about pervasive computing at Royal Mile Pub is NOT true?
a) The servers use specialized PDAs to take orders.
b) Training servers to use these specialized PDAs is the major challenge and takes time.
c) Thanks to the new computing system, servers can now spend more time on the floor with
customers.
d) The new computing system saves the server several trips to the kitchen.
9. The major types of business pressures are categorized along the following lines:
a) market and technology pressures.
b) market and society pressures.
c) market, technology, and society pressures.
d) market, technology, and government pressures.
10. CRM stands for:
a) customer relationship management.
b) customer responsibility management.
c) customer reliability management.
d) consumer relational management.
e) customer reflexive monitoring.
11. _______________ are intra-organizational Web-based secure networks that facilitate
information access and collaboration.
a) Extranets
b) Virtual Private Networks
c) Intranets
d) EDI networks
e) ERP
12. Businesses in an alliance may:
a) share resources.
b) establish permanent supplier-company relationships.
c) create joint research efforts.
d) all of the above
e) none of the above

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13. “A set of programs that enable the hardware to process data” best describes:
a) software.
b) telecommuting.
c) virtual corporations.
d) database objects.
e) hardware.
14. Which of the following statements is NOT true about optical networks?
a) telecommunication networks that convert signals to colors of light and transmit these over
fiber-optic filaments.
b) low capacity telecommunication networks
c) are suitable for video transmission
d) are suitable for multimedia interactions
e) are faster than analog
15. Which of the following statements is NOT true about a corporate portal?
a) It serves as a gateway to corporate data, information, and knowledge.
b) Only employees can access data through the portal.
c) Employees have a password that allows them to access data through the portal.
d) The corporate portal resembles a Web site.
e) It cannot be accessed off site.
16. Which of the following statements is NOT true about electronic marketplaces?
a) The stock exchange is an example of an electronic marketplace.
b) Chemconnect.com is an example of a horizontal marketplace.
c) These marketplaces provide operating efficiencies to trading.
d) These marketplaces can provide benefits to both buyers and sellers.
e) EBay is an example of an electronic marketplace.
17. A(n) _______________ refers to a company’s Web site that is used as a gateway to the
corporate data, information, and knowledge.
a) URL
b) company network
c) intranet
d) corporate portal
e) Internet
18. The _______________ refers to an economy that is based on digital technologies, including
digital communication networks (the internet, intranets, and private value-added networks or
VANs), computers, software, and other related information technologies.
a) digital economy
b) Internet economy
c) web economy
d) electronic markets
e) all of the above

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