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Department
Information Technology Management
Course
ITM 100
Professor
Catherine Middleton
Semester
Fall

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Exam Name TRUEFALSEWrite T if the statement is true and F if the statement is false1IT infrastructure technology is purely a set of physical devices and software applications that are 1required to operate the entire enterpriseAnswer TrueFalse2The service platform perspective makes it easier to understand the business value provided by 2infrastructure investments Answer TrueFalse3The minicomputer era was a period of highly centralized computing under the control of 3professional programmers and systems operatorsAnswer TrueFalse4IBM mainframes offered powerful machines at far lower prices than DEC minicomputers4making possible decentralized computing customized to the specific needs of individual departmentsAnswer TrueFalseIn clientserver computing desktop or laptop computers called servers are networked to 55powerful clients computers that provide the client computers with a variety of services and capabilities Answer TrueFalse6Cloud computing are Webbased applications that are stored on remote servers and accessed via 6the cloud of the Internet using a standard Web browserAnswer TrueFalse7Moores law is the assertion that the number of components on a chip doubles each year7Answer TrueFalse8Packing more transistors into a tiny microprocessor has exponentially increased processing 8power Answer TrueFalse9Network technologies uses individual atoms and molecules to create computer chips and other 9devices that are thousands of times smaller than current technologies permit Answer TrueFalse10The cost of storing digital information is falling at an exponential rate of 100 percent a year 10Answer TrueFalse11Moores Law and the law of mass storage help us understand why computing resources are now 11so readily available Answer TrueFalse12One technology driver transforming IT infrastructure is the rapid decline in the costs of 12communication and the exponential growth in the size of the Internet Answer TrueFalse13Transmission Control ProtocolInternet Protocol TCPIP is a suite of communications protocols 13and a common addressing scheme that enables millions of computers to connect together in one giant global network the Internet Answer TrueFalse14Cookie servers are ultrathin computers consisting of a circuit board with processors memory 14and network connections that are stored in racks Answer TrueFalse15Unix and Linux are nonscalableunreliableand much more expensive than mainframe 15operating systems Answer TrueFalse16Once a firm decides to work with an enterprise vendor switching can be difficult and costly 16though not impossibleAnswer TrueFalse17Implementing new infrastructure requires significant changes in business processes and 17procedures training and education and software integrationAnswer TrueFalse18Grid computing involves connecting geographically remote computers into a single network to 18create a virtual supercomputer by combining the computational power of all computers on the grid Answer TrueFalse19Organizations using cloud computing generally do not own the infrastructure they do not have 19to make large investments in their own hardware and software Answer TrueFalse20A virtual server uses the hardware of one physical computer to provide the appearance services 20and capabilities of multiple servers each of which appear to be running their own operating system and providing a unique operating environmentAnswer TrueFalse21Open source software is software produced by a community of several hundred thousand 21programmers around the world Answer TrueFalse22Widgets refers to composite software application that depends on highspeed networks 22universal communication standards and opensource codeAnswer TrueFalseWidgets are small software programs that can be added to Web pages or placed on the desktop 2323to provide additional functionality Answer TrueFalse24SaaS Software as a Service are services for delivering and providing access to software 24remotely as a Webbased serviceAnswer TrueFalse25A longstanding issue among information system managers and CEOs has been the question of who will
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