Flashcard maker : Lily Taylor
The software that a company’s IT department makes, builds, and develops is called ____ software.
Outsourcing a basic business process is often called ____.
____ is an example of a nonprofit organization that publishes standards and reports for its members and the general public.
Typically, companies choose in-house software development for all of the following reasons EXCEPT to ____.
obtain input from other companies who already have implemented the software
Building an application in a ____ environment can offer greater benefits, and sometimes greater risks, compared to a traditional environment.
The choice between developing versus purchasing software often is called a ____ decision.
build or buy
Many IT ____ offer specialized services that help companies select software packages.
When planning a slide presentation to management at the end of the systems analysis phase, systems analysts should keep all of the following suggestions in mind EXCEPT ____.
ignore time for discussion and questions and answers
A(n) ____ model is an outsourcing fee model that charges a variable fee based on the volume of transactions or operations performed by the application.
Some ____ providers concentrate on specific software applications; others offer resources like order processing and customer billing.
A software ____ is software that is obtained from a vendor or application service provider.
____ is the transfer of information systems development, operation, or maintenance to an outside firm that provides these services, for a fee, on a temporary or long-term basis.
Web-based software usually requires additional layers, called ____, to communicate with existing software and legacy systems.
A ____ is a document that describes a company, lists the IT services or products needed, and specifies the features required.
request for proposal (RFP)
When companies acquire Web-based software as a(n) ____, they can limit in-house involvement to a minimum.
The ____ team must include users, who will participate in the selection process and feel a sense of ownership in the new system.
evaluation and selection
A firm that enhances a commercial package by adding custom features and configuring it for a particular industry is called a(n) ____.
Buyers can customize a software package by ____.
all of the above
____ promotes a broader vision of Software + Services, which refers to the company’s strategy for cloud computing — integrating software applications, platforms, and infrastructure.
Although the traditional model of software acquisition still accounts for more software acquisition, a new model, called ____, is changing the picture dramatically.
Software as a Service
In the Chapter 7 Video your professor states that the two goals for Netflix was
A __________ uses a set fee based on a specified level of service and user support. An example of a fixed fee model is Oracle’s On Demand service.
fixed fee model
A ___________has a variable fee based on the number of users or workstations that have access to the application.
Some data files should be hidden totally from view, while others should have ____ so users can view, but not change, the data.
Software vendors regularly upgrade software packages by adding improvements and enhancements to create a new version or release.
A ____ measures the time a package takes to process a certain number of transactions.
Microsoft’s ____ is one of the major Web-based development environments.
Which of the following is a path that development can follow?
construct a legacy system
A user ____ utilizes standard business software, such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, which has been configured in a specific manner to enhance user productivity.
In addition to configuring software, the IT staff can create a user ____, which includes screens, commands, controls, and features that enable users to interact more effectively with the application.
Oracle Corporation offers a service called ____, which provides e-business applications on a fixed fee basis.
Oracle On Demand
When determining outsourcing fees, a ____ has a variable fee based on the number of users or workstations that have access to the application.
When determining outsourcing fees, a ____ uses a set fee based on a specified level of service and user support.
fixed fee model
Some industry leaders predict that ____ computing will offer an overall online software and data environment supported by supercomputer technology.
Some firms offer ____, which provide powerful Web-based support for transactions such as order processing, billing, and customer relationship management.