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BTE 210
MIDTERM EXAM
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CHAPTER 1 GLOSSARY PART 2
Informed User: a person knowledgeable about info systems and info technology
Interorganizational Info. Systems: information systems that connect 2 or more
organizations
Knowledge: data ad/or iforatio that’s ee orgaized ad proessed to oe
understanding, experience, accumulated learning, and expertise as they apply to a
current problem/activity
Knowledge Workers: professional employees such as financial and marketing analysts,
engineers, lawyers and accountants who are experts in a particular subject area and
create information and knowledge which they integrate into the business
Network: a connecting system (wireline or wireless) that permits different computers to
share resources
Procedures: set of instructions for combining hardware, software, database and
network components in order to process information and generate desired output
Software: program/collection of programs that enable hardware to process data
Supply Chain: the flow of materials, information, money, and services from suppliers of
raw materials through factories and warehouses to the end customers
Transaction Processing System (TPS): supports monitoring, collection, storage and
processing of data from orgaizatio’s asi usiess trasatios, eah of hih
generates data
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DQ: DRONES
1. Why did FAA take six years to make regulations on commercial use of drones?
a. Before 2010, non-ilitar/oerial droes did’t reall eist, ut sie the
the capabilities of drones increased and their cost has dropped. Additionally,
they are more widely accessible for companies, and have new uses.
2. Advantages of commercial drones
a. More cost effective in apps where traditional planes/helicopters might have
been used in the past
b. Could aess areas/proide ies that ere’t aailale to users i the past
c. Cheaper than traditional aircraft
3. Disadvantages
a. More sophisticated models require specialized training to operate
b. Potential to interfere with safe operation of commercial and private aircraft
c. FAA considering requiring licensing of commercial drone pilots
4. Examples of Drones at Work
a. Pest control: tick-hunting robot that emits carbon dioxide
b. Seafood watchdog: protect consumers from food poisoning
c. Shark watch: patrol and protect shores
d. Wildlife stud: gae a ird’s ee ie of edagered aial’s haitats
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