Information Systems Homework Problems

timer Asked: Nov 30th, 2015

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1.  The Happy Joy Joy Toy Company in Brandon Florida makes superballs in the following colors: Red, Blue, Yellow and Green. 

a.  If they were going to store the colors in a database using a single letter or extended ASCII code, ‘R’,’B’,’Y’, or ‘G’, then how many bytes of storage would it take to store that character?

b.  How many bits would be needed to store each character?

c.  If they were going to create a color code using the minimum number of bits of storage, how many bits would be required?

2.  Think of a business you might consider opening or working in.  Give an example of how each of Porter’s Five Forces might influence that business. 

3.  Think of a business you might consider opening.  For each of Porter’s Four Competitive Strategies, create an idea how that business might implement that strategy. 

4.  Please describe a DBMS and its functions.  List and describe three popular DBMS products. 

5.  How does Database Normalization save storage space and resolve the data integrity problem?

6.  Consider a business in which you might like to work.  Describe all the types of data you think would be needed for that business’ Operational Database.

7.  Please describe workgroup processes, enterprise processes, and inter-enterprise processes, and explain differences between each.

8.  Research three (3) different Software as a Service (SAS) products, including URLs, and explain how you might use them in your future career or in a business you might start?

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