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Ms-7 june 2007

MS-7   june, 2007

MS-7 : INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGERS

 

1. (a) Define Information Technology. Describe various types of information systems. Give example of each type of information system in order to differentiate Between them.

(b) What is an Operating System ? Describe various activities performed by a typical operating system.

2. (a) Explain the systems concept in management information and control. Describe the management functions at various levels in the context of relationships between management and information needs.

'(b) Discuss the ethical issues involved in the information society. Why is there a need to protect hardware and software from unauth orized access ? Discuss some of these mechanisms.

3a) Why is it logical to organize IT applications by functional areas ? Discuss the role of computers in one such area.

(b) Briefly discuss the business software solutions provided by any one of the following :

(i) SAP

(ii) Oracle

4 a) Enumerate the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing Information System. When should outsourcing be used by the organizations ?

b) "With so many readymade and customized softwares available, the need for a manager is to learn to use them effectively, rather than learn to program them. " Do you agree ?

5. (a) What are data models ? How would you classify the data models ? Differentiate between various data models, with suitable examples.

b) Explain Aertificial Intelligence. Discuss few applications of artificial intelligence.

6. Write short notes on any two of the following :

a) Online Analytical Process (OLAP)

b) Groupware

c) Smart Cards

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