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3                Study Questions

1. Come up with your own definition of software. Explain the
key terms in your definition.

2. What are the functions of the operating system?

 3. Which of the
following are operating systems and which are applications: Microsoft Excel,
Google Chrome, iTunes, Windows, Android, Angry Birds.

 4. What is your
favorite software application? What tasks does it help you accomplish?

5. What is a “killer” app? What was the killer app for the

6. How would you categorize the software that runs on mobile
devices? Break down these apps into at least three basic categories and give an
example of each.

7. Explain what an ERP system does.

8. What is open-source software? How does it differ from
closed-source software? Give an example of each.


  1. What ERP system does your university or place of
    employment use? Find out which one they use and see how it compares to other
    ERP systems

4               Study Questions

1. What is the difference between data, information, and

2. Explain in your own words how the data component relates
to the hardware and software components of information systems.

3. What is the difference between quantitative data and
qualitative data? In what situations could the number 42 be considered
qualitative data?

4. What are the characteristics of a relational database?

5. When would using a personal DBMS make sense?

 6. What is the
difference between a spreadsheet and a database? List three differences between
them. 7. Describe what the term normalization means.

 8. Why is it
important to define the data type of a field when designing a relational

9. Name a database you interact with frequently. What would
some of the field names be?

10. What is metadata?

11. Name three advantages of using a data warehouse.

 12. What is data


1.Conduct some independent research on the process of
business intelligence. Using at least two scholarly or practitioner sources,
write a two-page paper giving examples of how business intelligence is being


Textbook Name

Information Technology and
Organizational Learning Managing Behavioral Change in the Digital Age
Third Edition

1                         One full
page    – APA with references, intext

Review the strategic integration
section.  Note what strategic integration
is and how it ties to the implementation of technology within an organization.

2                         One full
page    – APA with references, intext

Review the information technology
roles and responsibilities section.  Note
how IT is divided based on operations and why this is important to understand
within an organization.

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