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Bus210 Motivation And Teams Case Study

BUS/210 - Week 8

Hardware and Software Components

Appendix E

Resource: Ch. 9 of Introduction to Business
Complete the table in Appendix E by describing the uses of following hardware and software components:

  • Legacy systems
  • Mainframe computers
  • Microprocessors
  • PCs
  • Network computers
  • World Wide Web and the Internet
  • Wired and wireless broadband technology
  • PC software
  • Networking software
  • Computer security software

Developing Good Business Sense

Resources:Ch. 12 of Introduction to Business How to Write a Whiz Bang Paragraph in the CMF Model Paper in the CMF

Readthe Developing Good Business Sense activity on p. 394 of the text.

AnswerQuestions 1–4 from the activity in a 700- to 1,050-word paper in APA format.


Includes 4 Papers for your  

Paper #1 Option: Chick-fil-A, Wendy's, and McDonalds - 739 words

Paper #2 Option: Kraftmaid Cabinetry, National Transport, and RM Logistics - 844 words

Paper #3 Option: Sonic Drive-In, McDonalds, and Kentucky Fried Chicken - 812 words


Week 8 Knowledge Check   

1.  Which of the following costs is associated with a firms operations and

     materials management function?

2.  For what purpose do businesses consider establishing maquiladoras?

3.  According to Jones (2007), the semifinished goods and services that go

     through a company's production process are called

4.  According to Jones (2007), which type of operating system is designed to

     make unique or custom-made products?

5.  Which of the following is a key benefit of mass production operating systems?

6.  The operating system that combines both the benefits of customized products

     and low cost production is called

7.   Of the three stages in operation and materials management, which stage

      comes first?

8.   Some examples of elements in the operations stage of the operations and

      material management process include

9.   Which of the following is the correct order of the operations and material

      management process?

10.  According to Jones (2007), the hardware and software components of a 

       company's existing IT systems are called its

11.  In the history of modern computers, which of the following came first?

12.  In the 1990's, the Windows operating system, created by Microsoft, was installed

      in 90% of the worlds PCs. This kind of penetration in the personal computer

      business made Windows the

13.  Which best describes e-commerce?

14.  Which best describes B2B commerce?

15.  Which of the following is software developed for business within the same industry

      to conduct trading?

16.  The combination of which two factors gives people the ability to better react

       to the economic environment in which they function?

17.  One major result of organizational learning is

18.  According to Jones (2007), what attributes should information provided to

       managers have to be useful to the organization?

19.  Which of the following is a form of information that is constantly updated to

       make sure that decisions can be as up-to-date as possible?

20.  Which of the following is one of the four major sources of competitive advantages

       provided by information technology?

21.  Which of the following best explains how information technology improves

       innovation in a company?

22.  Information technology improves customer responsiveness by

23.  Which of the following describes managers ability to use the collection and

       analysis of data to gain information about various tasks and operations to

       increase the efficiency of a particular function?

24.  What is the major advantage of broadband technology?

25.  Which of the following best describes the result of information overload?


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