MIS Questions

Answer  . ALL questions
Question  one
(a) Explain the advantages to an organisation in having users involved in developing an information
systems application                                                                                                               (4 marks)
(b) Identify any four common reasons for losing data in computer-based systems.
                                                                                                                                              (4 marks)
(c) Explain how information systems are transforming organizations and their management issues
                                                                                                                                            (10 marks)                                                                                                                                            
Question two
(a) The company you work for intends to computerized its payroll application. Explain the functional capabilities that the system should have for it to serve the intended purpose.
                                                                                                                                              (10 marks)
(b) Outline four features of a word processing software package.                                        (4 marks)
(c) Explain the importance of documenting and agreeing on the information systems requirements.
                                                                                                                                                (6 marks)
Question three
(a) Give four reasons that may make an organisation abandon an information systems project.
                                                                                                                                               (8 marks)
(b) Quality assurance and testing are important in developing and delivering information systems.
Required: Briefly describe four characteristics of quality assurance you would expect to find in a software product.                                                                                                                    (8 marks)
(c) Identify four major factors that influence the structure of an information system              (4 marks)
Question four
(a) It is always recommended that any new system should have a graphical user interface (GUI) to make it easier to use than current character-based systems.
(i)Briefly describe what is meant by a graphical user interface (GUI).                                   (2 marks)
(ii)Discuss two limitations associated with the implementation and use of GUI.                     (6 marks)
(b). Discuss the role of information systems in today's competitive business environment. (12 marks)
Question five
(a) Name four modern computer-based information systems’ structures that support the sharing of
data or information and other resources.                                                                              (4 marks)
(b) Differentiate between deterministic and random systems giving examples in each case.
                                                                                                                                              (4 marks)
c) Discuss the major Management challenges to building and suing information systems (12 marks)