MBA IT Midterm 2

Which of the following statements are true about IT infrastructure and emerging technologies?
I. Aligning the technology with the business remains a challenging task.
II. Autonomic computing is widely deployed in businesses.
III. Mobile computing is part

I, IV

When storage discs are pooled, computer servers access these storage discs via a

SAN

Which of the following statements about cloud computing are true?
I. Cloud computing together with mobile computing form the computing area we are currently in.
II. Cloud computing providers cannot benefit from the technology of virtualization.
III. Gener

I, III

Which of the following statements are true about the worldwide web?
I. Web 1.0 was mainly informational and it became transactional in Web 2.0.
II. Universal blogging capability is a defining feature of Web 2.0.
III. Searching for new information on the w

II, III, IV

Which of the following costs does SOA directly reduce?

Software development

Which of the following is not a goal of the proponents of green computing and the green movement in general?

Move to a SOA architecture

Which of the following statements are true about VoIP?
I. VoIP traffic is transported over the circuit-switched telephone network.
II. VoIP has enhanced the prominence of circuit-switching technology.
III. VoIP is causing the convergence of the circuit-sw

III, IV

Which of the following is not one of the defining features of Web 2.0?

Cloud computing

Which of the following pertains to the notion that software should be built as an aggregation of Web Services?

SOA

Which of the following statements are true about voice and data networks?
I. The IT department of a firm is only responsible for the data network and not the voice network.
II. Historically, voice networks have employed packet-switching while data network

III, IV

You would use a Bluetooth network to connect

Wireless mouse to a PC

Which of the following statements are true about the Internet?
I. The routers in the Internet are Ethernet routers because they look at the Ethernet protocol information in forwarding the packets to the destination computers.
II. The main purpose of the I

II, IV

Which of the following statements are true?
I. Para-virtualization offers better performance than Hypervisor-based virtualization.
II. The purpose of server virtualization is to increase the utilization of the storage discs attached to the server.
III. Bo

I, III, IV

True or False: A UNIX computer with a TCP/IP protocol stack can communicate with an Apple computer if the Apple also has the TCP/IP protocol stack.

True

True or False: 16.122.1.1.134 is an example of a valid IP address.

False

Which of the following statements are true about packet switching?
I. The packets resulting from the segmentation, or packetization, of a file can take different routes to the destination computer.
II. There is no mechanism available in packet-switched ne

I, IV

True or False: A router looks at the TCP protocol information in the header of a network packet to decide which direction to forward the packet to.

False

A router that corrects itself after a malfunction can be called an

Autonomic router

As the Procurement Manager of a firm, you are negotiating the purchase of certain types of IT products from Seagate. A good tactic to bring Seagate down on price would be to get a competing bid from

Western Digital

Which of the following statements are true with regard to terminology?
I. SAN refers to a security area network.
II. A LAN is a front-end network.
III. SLA refers to the agreement between a firm and a service provider.
IV. SaaS refers to Security as a Ser

II, III

Which of the following statements are true?
I. Linux and MySQL are often used together.
II. The era of autonomic computing preceded that of enterprise computing.
III. The semantic web is a defining characteristic of Web 3.0.
IV. Fiber-optic transmission m

I, III, IV

True or False: Autonomic computing can be made possible by server virtualization.

False

True or False: One can purchase NIC cards from Cisco.

True

True or false: The performance of para-virtualization cannot be further improved by building virtualization capabilities into the processor.

False

Which of the following statements are true?
I. Autonomic computing involves using the unused processing power in idle computers.
II. Automatic computing is the term given to computers that can automatically correct problems without the intervention of IT

III, IV

True or false: Cloud computing providers can benefit from utilizing storage area network (SAN) technology.

True

True or false: The operating system is responsible for managing the functions provided by a computer.

True

True or false: If a packet has been damaged while being transmitted to the other end of a communications link, the IP protocol will retransmit the packet as many times as needed to ensure that a clean copy reaches the other end of the link.

False

Which of the following statements are true about transmission lines or networks?
I. There is more penetration of fiber-optic transmission lines in the backbone networks of the Internet than there is in customer premises networks.
II. T3 lines offer higher

I, III, IV

If you need a computer server to run both Windows and UNIX software applications at the same time, the technology that accomplishes this is called

Server virtualization

Which of the following statements are true about VPNs?
I. VPN stands for virtual private network.
II. VPN stands for voice packetized network.
III. VPN can be used for sending encrypted information through the Internet.
IV. If you are using the Internet,

I, III

If your business needs to receive a significant amount of video traffic and you want to deploy a wireless network on your premises with the highest performance, then which of the following networks would best serve this purpose?

802.11n

True or false: Intel and Cisco are viewed as close competitors in the IT market landscape.

False

True or false: Invoking a Web Service involves an exchange of XML messages between the calling application and the Web Service.

True

Which of the following statements about RFID are true?
I. RFID is a technology that is expected to eventually replace optical bar code scanning.
II. RFID is intended to make inventory management easier.
III. The way RFID works is that a person holding an

I, II, IV

True or false: Net neutrality means that a web hosting provider cannot offer different levels of service to different users.

False

Of the following types of communication links or networks, the one that offers the highest bandwidth is
T3
10 mb/s ethernet
wifi 802.11b
bluetooth

T3

Which of the following statements about the Internet are true?
I. Even though HTML has become obsolete in the sense that web pages are not built using HTML elements directly, HTML traffic is still there on the Internet.
II. HTML is used between a Web Serv

I, IV

True or false: Packets may carry priority information in the header of the packet which would cause routers to give preferential treatment to those packets as they are forwarded to their final destination.

True

Which of the following statements are true about networks?
I. The Internet is an example of a wide area network.
II. WiFi is an example of a wide area network.
III. Ethernet is an example of a local area network.
IV. SAN is also called a backend network.

I, III, IV

True or false: Regardless of whether this measure is used or not, a theoretically correct measure of the bandwidth of transmission lines is bytes/minute.

True

UPS Application Programming Interface primarily supports which of the following business goals?
Operational efficiency
Productivity of UPS employees
Corporate social responsibility
Customer and supplier intimacy

Customer and supplier intimacy

True or false: SOA refers to the notion of lowering the cost of building software applications by reusing pre-built components.

True

True or false: SANs and server virtualization can be used together.

True

Which of the following statements about Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0 are true?
I. Social media was first introduced in Web 1.0
II. Web 2.0 did not support e-commerce transactions.
III. Wide-spread mobile computing is viewed as one of the characteristics

III, IV

True or false: SANs can reduce the cost of storage by pooling storage discs together.

True

SOA refers to the notion of

building software as a set of reusable components

True or false: TCP is a link layer protocol.

False

The client-server architecture splits processing between how many tiers of computing?

2

Which of the following statements are true about Ethernet networks?
I. Some versions of Ethernet networks can support speeds in the 10 Gigabits/second range.
II. There are both copper-based as well as fiber optic-based Ethernet networks.
III. Ethernet is

I, II

True or false: The primary function of a DNS server is to translate the IP address of a computer to its domain name.

False

Which category of player does UPS best fit into?

Product differentiator

Which of the following statements are true about network protocols?
I. Network protocols define the kind of information that can be legally stored on a web site.
II. Network protocols define the structure, format, and types of messages exchanged by any tw

II, III

True or false: The primary goal of server virtualization technology is to reduce the number of storage discs in a data center.

False

Which of the following statements are true about Internet traffic in terms of the usage of Internet resources such as bandwidth?
I. Streaming video is the most dominant type of Internet traffic today.
II. Peer-to-peer file sharing, which includes download

I, III, IV

Which of the following statements are true about Ethernet, IP, and TCP?
I. Ethernet is a network layer protocol, IP is a link layer protocol, and TCP is a transport layer protocol.
II. IP is a network layer protocol and TCP is a transport layer protocol.

II, III, IV

True or false: In terms of a fraction of overall Internet traffic, web browsing traffic has been decreasing with time.

True

True or false: Vonage was among the first few companies to introduce VoIP technology to the market.

True