Information Systems Sourcing

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Question 1
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Kellwood, the American apparel maker, decided to consolidate and bring IT operations back in-house in order to reduce costs. Kellwood choose which of the following strategies?

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A

Outsource

B

Backsource

C

Offshore

D

Captive center

E

Farshore

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Question 2
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Outsourcing to a company located in the same time zone is referred to as this type of sourcing.

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A

Farshoring

B

Nearshoring

C

Zoneshoring

D

Insourcing

E

Cloud computing

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Question 3
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If a company decides to make and develop IS, they are using this type of sourcing.

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A

Outsourcing

B

Cloud computing

C

Inshoring

D

Offshoring

E

Insourcing

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Question 4
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The purchase of a good or service that was previously provided internally, or that could be provided internally, is called:

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A

Outsourcing

B

Insourcing

C

Inshoring

D

Offshoring

E

Nearsourcing

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Question 5
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The most common driver for insourcing is to:

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A

Keep employees loyal to the company.

B

Make a system that cannot be bought.

C

Develop internal skill sets.

D

Maintain control over the development of the system

E

Keep core competencies in-house.

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Question 6
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Which one of the following needs would suggest outsourcing as an option?

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A
Reduced capacity.
B
Ease of transition to new technologies
C
Increase supplier relations
D
Growth of data centers
E
All of the above.
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Question 7
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In 1989, Kodak chose a(n) _____ approach to outsourcing IS activities and chose to work with suppliers like IBM, DEC and Businessland. This approach was soon dominated by other firms.

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A
offshore
B
multivendor
C
nearshore
D
centralized
E
full outsourcing
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Question 8
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The initial reason organizations outsourced IT was which one of the following?

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A
Downsizing
B
Innovation
C
Cost reduction
D
Standardization
E
Capacity
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Question 9
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Organizations choose to outsource IT activities for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

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A
To realize cost savings
B
To have access to specialists they do not have in-house
C
To create a core competency
D
To infuse cash into the company
E
To support capacity on demand
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Question 10
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Outsourcing providers have more experience dealing with a large number of IS staff and as a result, are often good at doing all of the following EXCEPT:

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A
Marketing IS talent
B
Providing relevant technical training
C
Retaining IT workers for short-term employment
D
Hiring good IT professionals
E
Developing and sharing best practices
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Question 11
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All of the following are risks associated with IS outsourcing EXCEPT:

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A
Loss of control
B
Dependency on outsourcing providers
C
Inadequate adaption of newer technologies
D
Requiring more training of in-house staff
E
Potential loss of competitive secrets
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Question 12
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Of the following list, the newest sourcing option for today's IT organizations is:

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A
Outsourcing
B
Insourcing
C
Farshoring
D
Cloud computing
E
Onshoring
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Question 13
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Ensuring a cultural fit with an outsourcing provider is especially important when an organization is considering which one of the following?

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A
Offshoring
B
Insourcing
C
Onshoring
D
Cloud computing
E
Selective outsourcing
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Question 14
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Organizations may shy away from cloud computing because _________

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A
it does not support multiple time zones.
B
it costs more money than offshoring.
C
of increased data security and privacy concerns.
D
SLAs cannot be established.
E
short term contracts are required.
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Question 15
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The functions of an entire data center can be replaced by which one of the following cloud computing providers?

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A
Software as a Service (SaaS)
B
Application Service Provider (ASP)
C
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
D
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
E
Outsourcing as a Service (OaaS)
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Question 16
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iCloud is an example of which one of the following?

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A
Offshoring
B
Insourcing
C
Farshoring
D
Cloud computing
E
Backsourcing
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Question 17
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This is when an IS organization uses contractor services, or even builds its own data center, in a distant land.

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A
Cloud computing
B
Insourcing
C
Inshoring
D
Offshoring
E
Nearsourcing
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Question 18
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IT organizations will outsource which one of the following IT activities?

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A
Programming
B
IT transactions
C
Knowledge-based business processes
D
Data storage
E
All of the above.
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Question 19
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A small cluster of three countries (China, Malaysia and Korea) are creating a reputation for this type of outsourcing.

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A
Farshoring
B
Nearshoring
C
Cloud computing
D
Captive center
E
Full outsourcing
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Question 20
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To provide potential customers an idea of an outsourcing provider's development capabilities, the Software Engineering Institute developed this rating.

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A
Tier *
B
IaaS
C
ISO9001
D
CMM
E
Six Sigma
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