Question 1

The most important factor in planning for a major change in
a computer-based system is:

Question 1 options:

giving the systems people a free hand in all changes

the ability of the systems programmers to write appropriate

the selection of the most advanced computer equipment

the participation of top management in the planning process

the organization of the IT department

Question 2

Which of the following types of survey instrument best
allows employees to answer in their own words?

Question 2 options:

Closed-ended questionnaire

Open-ended questionnaire

Multiple-choice questionnaire

Fill-in-the-blank questionnaire

Question 3

Which of the following is an objective of a systems survey?

Question 3 options:

To understand management information needs

All of the above are objectives of a systems survey

To understand the human element and gain cooperation from
people involved with the system

To enlist management participation and cooperation

Question 4

Which of these statements is true?

Question 4 options:

Accountants need not bother with systems studies—they are
mostly performed by IT specialists

Systems studies rarely involve accounting information

System studies enable bright accountants to express ideas
for improving a system

All of these are true

Question 5

When designing a computer based information system, the
initial step in the systems design process is to determine:

Question 5 options:

the computers that will be used

the processing required

the required outputs

the source documents that serve as the basis for input

the file information required during processing

Question 6

After successfully implementing a new system, what
activities should the implementation team normally perform in their follow-up

Question 6 options:

Determine if output schedules for reports are being met
under the new system

All of the above activities should normally be performed

Observe some of the employees’ work performances under the
new system

Evaluate the control procedures of the new system

Question 7

Converting to a new computerized system will typically
entail large dollar expenditures to make the new system operative These monetary expenditures normally are
incurred for:

Question 7 options:

testing the operations of the new system before it replaces
the old system

all of the above

establishing good internal controls for the new computerized

transferring a company’s financial data from its present
storage media to computerized storage media

Question 8

A poorly-planned information system can result in:

Question 8 options:

All of these are true

systems that solve the wrong problems

inflexible systems which are hard to maintain or modify

employee resistance and even sabotage

Question 9

A complete, ready-to-go system of computer hardware and
software is also sometimes called a(n):

Question 9 options:

turnkey system

kitchen-sink system

canned system

all-in-one system

Question 10

Which of these is not a logical procedure that is followed
in the systems analysis phase of a systems study?

Question 10 options:

All of the above are systems analysis procedures

Identifying the company’s goals

Performing a systems survey to acquire information about the
current system

Defining the problem(s) in the current system

Suggesting possible solutions to solve the company’s

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