MS-7 June 2013 Information Systems for Managers

1. (a) Is Information Technology as vital to modern global business as money? Why or why not? Discuss some trends in IT development.
(b) Write a note on input and output devices. Distinguish between human data input devices and source data capture devices.
2. (a) Discuss the objectives and process of computer aided decision support system.
(b) Describe the decision making process of acquiring application software.
3. (a) Define MIS. Describe the functions that MIS supports in an organization.
(b) What are the various ways of assessing the value of information? Explain each method briefly.
4. (a) Is outsourcing information systems a better proposition in most of the situations? Discuss some advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing.
(b) Discuss the three major areas of feasibility, which are addressed in system analysis?
5. Write short notes on any four of the following:
(a) Open Source Software
(b) Stealth and Polymorphic Viruses
(c) MRP II
(d) Information System and TQM
(e) Genetic Algorithms

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