Information Systems by bdunn02

Champion(s):

zerocrates
Let me worry about blank


Runner(s)-Up:

Tablesaw
It's the Saw of the Table!


Quiz Description

I'm a(n assistant) professor of management information systems and teach an MBA-level course that serves as an overview of information systems in organizations. See if you can get a better grade on the final of my MBA course than my actual students!

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Questions:

What department-level government entity sponsored ARPANET, the original packet-switching network and a forbearer of the modern Internet?

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US Department of Defense (DOD)

It seems perhaps not coincidental that the Protestant reformation of the 16th century followed reasonably soon after the (local) invention of what information technology by a German goldsmith around 1440? (edited at 7:41 am, April 7, 2016 (MDT))

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Printing Press

In what 1982 summer movie does Jeff Bridges star as a user trapped within a mainframe, fighting for the rights of oppressed programs against the tyranny of a despotic AI algorithm?

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Tron

Great VVestern Bank just sent you an email explaining that it may have experienced a security breach and that it needs you to go to their website (link provided in the email) and log in with your account number and password to verify the status of your account. This is (probably) an example of what specific kind of electronic scam?

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Phishing

In conducting "big data" analysis, many data scientists will use both Hadoop and MapReduce over a service called AWS. What company owns and operates AWS?

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Amazon

Say you're currently in the following directory

C:\Mammals\Camels
If you enter the command "cd D:\Amphibians\Frogs", the current directory would become
D:\Amphibians\Frogs
If, instead, you entered "cd Alpacas" the following would become the current directory:
C:\Mammals\Camels\Alpacas
What would become the current directory if, instead of entering either of the above, you entered the command "cd .."?

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C:\Mammals

First introduced by Microsoft in 2000, the C# programming language was designed to harmonize well with the company's .NET framework. How is the programming language's name pronounced?

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C-Sharp

Network effects, common in many IT-enabled markets (e.g., personal computers, video game consoles), can be explained to some extent using Metcalfe's Law. According to Metcalfe's Law, the value of a network can be determined using a certain formula. Using this idea of "value" and based on the Metcalfe's Law formula, what would be the value of a network with 100 nodes (members)?

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9900 (or 4950)

Most of today's productivity software follows, to some degree at least, the principle of WYSIWYG. For what does the abbreviation WYSIWYG stand?

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What You See Is What You Get

A Connecticut company's Palo Alto-based research group is credited with inventing the windows-based operating system, the mouse, and the laser printer. What company operated this research center?

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Xerox

What co-founder of Intel, in 1965 penned the IT axiom that the number of transistors that will fit on a dense integrated circuit board will double every two years?

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Gordon E. Moore

Stuart Brand once expressed to Steve Wozniak that "information wants to be _____". This sentiment is said to apply, for instance, to the advent and pre-lawsuit success of the former MP3-sharing service Napster. What word fills the blank?

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Free