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1

What is the difference between an internet and intranet?

Internet is a global network of computers connected with an IP address

Intranet is a subset of the internet that is blocked off from the public

2

What is a network

A group of computer systems that communicate by physical or wireless connections

3

What is wireless technology

Communication without cables

4

What are the five IS categories?

-Transnational processing system (TPS)
-Management information systems (MIS)
-Executive information systems (EIS)
-Enterprise resource planning systems (ERPS)
-Customer relationship management software (CRMS)

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What IS is described below?

These are systems used by operational staff to capture data and make processes more efficient, improving the accuracy and timeliness of information. Data will primarily be high frequency and short term.

Transnational processing system

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What IS is described below?

software that helps companies by centralising customer communications, purchasing history, sales leads and more into one database. This helps a company’s sales team become more productive, improve communication, automation of processes, and measure sales performance.

Customer Relationship Management Software (CRMS)

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What IS is described below?

These are systems used for structured decision-making that help managers analyse performance and control the business.

Management information systems

8

What IS is described below?

These are systems that help senior managers analyse organisational performance, see trends, and make decisions with a highly summarised picture of the business

Executive information systems

9

What IS is described below?

This term describes a system where many diverse business functions of an enterprise, such as human resources (HR), sales, production and supply chain, are integrated under one database system. SAP is an example of such software.

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERPS)

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What are the sources of information

Internal
External

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What are physical controls?

Locked doors, ID's

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What are logical controls?

Passwords
Access rights

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What are administrative controls?

-IT training
-Procedures
-Discipline policies

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What are anti-virus controls?

Software designed to prevent, detect, and remove viruses.

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What is a firewall control?

A type of control that prevents access to a computer or computer network

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What is a Validation control?

These are two examples of validation—the first control forces you to enter a valid date, and the second ensures you don’t leave the field blank.

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What is an encryption control?

Data encoded so its difficult to decode. Prevents unauthorized access if it falls into the wrong hands

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What is an dial back security control?

Like a callback at work

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What is an confidentiality agreement control?

Spells out responsibilities of employees in keeping data private.