MDC6105  EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES EXAMINATION  KCA Past Paper

KCA UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MASTERS IN DATA COMMUNICATION
MDC 6105: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES EXAMINATION
DATE: DECEMEBER 2018 TIME 2 HOURS
Instruction Answer Question 1 and Any Other Two Questions

QUESTION 1: 20 MARKS (COMPULSORY)
a) Describe the following terms in the context of emerging technologies and trends
4 marks
i. Emerging technologies
ii. Wearable computer
iii. Internet of things
iv. Pervasive computing
b) Discuss four characteristics of emerging technologies 4 marks
c) Describe Moore’s law highlighting it significance in technological developments
4 marks
d) Define the term digital divide and show how it continues to exist or increase in the African
context in the face of emerging technologies. 4 marks
e) Social media has changed how communication has changed drastically in the past decade.
Describe face book as a social medium of communication detailing the positive and negative
impacts it has had in the society. 4 marks
QUESTION 2: 15 MARKS
a) Describe cloud computing as an emergent technology highlighting its advantages as well as
challenges 5 marks
b) 5
th Generation (5G) communication technology is expected to change the nature of wireless
communication. Describe the activities happening in the development of 5G as well as its
anticipated benefits 5 marks
c) Discuss the tele-working technology detailing its benefits and challenges to the worker and
the organization as well 5 marks
QUESTION 3: 15 MARKS
a) Explain the second life emerging technology showing how it is changing life 3 marks
b) Discuss the following technologies showing two positive and two negative for each on the
contemporary way of life 12 marks
i. E-commerce
ii. E-learning
iii. E-banking
iv. E-learning
QUESTION 4: 15 MARKS
a) Emergent technologies sometimes lead to technological obsolescence thus causing huge
investments to organization; hence the need to study emerging technological trends.
Required:-
i. Discuss five such trends that organizations should study too protect themselves
from technological obsolescence 5 marks
ii. identify five ways that the results of the studies done in part i) above would help
the organization to be better prepared to face the problems of emerging
technologies 5 marks
b) Discuss any five emerging technologies in the health sector and describe how it has changed
the life of its users 5 marks

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