BBIT 202 BUSINESS INFORMATION STRATEGY KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2014/2015
ORDINARY EXAMINATION FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BBIT 202 BUSINESS INFORMATION STRATEGY
DATE: DECEMBER, 2014 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question ONE and any other TWO

QUESTION ONE
a) Briefly distinguish between data and information. Give examples in each [3 Marks]
b) Define information System and Information Technology, stating the main differences
of the two. [6 Marks]
c) Explain FOUR stage of Decision making [4 Marks]
d) Explain TWO characteristics of a business model [2 Marks]
e) Describe the relationship between ethical social and political issues in an information
society. [4 Marks]
f) What are the FIVE characteristics of MIS [5 Marks]
g) Define the following terms as used in Information Systems [6 Marks]
i) Information Architecture
ii) Synergy
iii) Feedback
iv) Coupling
v) Cohesion
vi) Just in Time Inventory
QUESTION TWO
a) What are enterprise systems? How do they benefit businesses? [10 Marks]
b) Describe the structured, semi-structured and unstructured problems [ 6Marks]
c) Explain FOUR characteristics of Transaction Processing Systems [4 Marks]
QUESTION THREE
a) A competitive strategy is being different, choosing to perform activities differently from rivals in attracting customers & deliver a unique mix of value. Explain
FIVE strategies that help an organization gain a competitive edge.
[10 Marks]
b) Explain FIVE types of information systems that influence decision making in an
organization. [10 Marks]
QUESTION FOUR
a) Compare transaction processing system and executive support system. Discuss
how each of them assists the managers [10 Marks]
b) Why is the business value driving so many companies too rapidly and extend intranets throughout their organizations? [10 Marks]
QUESTION FIVE
a) Discuss the features of a GDSS [6 Marks]
b) Describe the information systems supporting the major business functions: sales
and marketing, manufacturing and production, finance and accounting, and human resources. [8 Marks]
c) Define and describe business processes and their relationship to information systems. [6 Marks]

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