DBIT507  BUSINESS INFORMATION STRATEGY.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017/2018
EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
DBIT507 BUSINESS INFORMATION STRATEGY
FULLTIME/PARTIME
DATE: MARCH/APRIL 2018 TIME: 11
/2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: ATTEMPT ANY THREE QUESTIONS.

QUESTION ONE
a) “To equip our clientele with enterprise development competences through enhancing
creativity, innovation and technology transfer successfully in accordance with aspirations
of the university” Identify the THREE essential components according to Bart.
(6 Marks)
b) According to Porter competitive strategy is about deliberately choosing a different
position and setting out activities that enable one to deliver unique value. These choices
define strategic positioning along FOUR dimensions. Explain. (8 Marks)
c) Facilities management has become an important aspect of infrastructure management due
to the demands for always 24/7 operations. Explain the technological elements of
facilities. (6Marks)
QUESTION TWO
a) Briefly explain the components that make up an information system. (5 Marks)
b) Define e – business. (2Marks)
c) A Business to consumer is one of the e-business models in operation today name any 5
characteristics of this model type (5 Marks)
d) Discuss the advantages organizations are enjoying as a result of doing business online.
(5 Marks)
e) Explain THREE disciplines that have been employed in Business Information Strategy.
(3 Marks)
QUESTION THREE
a) Name 5 examples of unintentional acts that pose threats to information systems
(5 Marks)
b) Explain the four basic principles of a reliable system (4Marks)
c) Explain six ways an organization can physically secure its information systems.
(6 Marks)
d) Data Transmission Controls take on added importance in organizations that utilize
electronic data interchange (EDI) or electronic funds transfer (EFT). In these types of
environments, sound internal control is achieved using various control procedures,
explain any 5. (5 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) Discuss any 5 computer fraud and abuse techniques (5 Marks)
b) Describe the three types of internal audits that an organisation can perform (6 Marks)
c) Discuss FOUR disadvantages of outsourcing. (4Marks)
d) Explain advantages of real time infrastructures. (5 Marks)
QUESTION FIVE
a) Discuss the various information systems needed for knowledge creation, sharing and
management. (10 Marks)
b) Dynamism in IT has played a huge role in what organizations have experienced as
continuous innovation that has led to transformation of business. Discuss.
(10 Marks)

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