ANSWER THE QUIZ.
In the __________ stage of business-to-consumer electronic commerce, dissemination of promotional and marketing material, like providing electronic brochures, takes place.
With respect to typical revenue models for electronic commerce businesses, Symantec and Norton are using a(n) __________ revenue model.
A way to ensure that a company’s site is on the first page users see when looking for a specific term is using __________ advertising.
E-filing is an example of a __________ tool.
Which of the following is a disadvantage of e-tailing?
It requires additional time for products to be delivered.
It is limited by physical store and shelf space restrictions.
It complicates the process of comparison shopping.
It restricts companies to effectively compete on price.
In grid computing, the slowest computer creates a bottleneck and slows down the entire grid. A(n) __________ grid, consisting of a large number of computers, can help overcome these problems.
Which of the following statements is true about the platform as a service model?
The customer is provided with the basic capabilities of processing, storage, and networking.
Only the basic capabilities of processing, storage, and networking are provided.
The customer has no knowledge or control over the underlying infrastructure and has only limited ability to control or configure application-specific settings.
The customer can run his or her own applications that are typically designed using tools provided by the service provider.
The suffix “.org” is reserved for:
The protocol used by the Internet is called the:
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP).
Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP).
Which of the following is likely to have the suffix “.edu” after the domain name in its URL?
Harvard Business School
The Federal Reserve
EZBiz, the brainchild of three college friends, is a startup venture which plans to produce and market sports gear. They are currently trying to decide between a bricks-and-clicks strategy and a click-only strategy. Which of the following, if true, would most undermine the decision to adopt a click-only strategy?
The public is wary of sharing confidential information after a recent spate of credit card scandals.
Several companies who have switched from brick-and-mortar strategy to a click-only are experiencing severe channel conflicts.
The company has limited access to funds and is looking to keep its costs low.
A competitor is facing severe backlash after inadvertently releasing sensitive data into the public domain.
With regard to the World Wide Web, Web pages are stored on Web:
Under the __________ computing model, organizations “rent” resources such as processing, data storage, or networking from an external provider on an as-needed basis and pay only for the services used.
Which of the following statements is true about electronic commerce?
Business-to-business is by far the largest form of electronic commerce in terms of revenues.
All forms of electronic commerce involve business firms.
Electronic commerce is limited to transactions between businesses and consumers.
Electronic commerce between businesses and their employees is impossible.
Provoking bidders to leave a legitimate auction to buy the same item at a lower price outside the auction space, where return policies and buyer protection do not apply, is called:
Manufacturers of hardware and software often apply the concept of planned obsolescence, meaning that the:
product is designed to avoid obsolescence.
product is designed in such a way as to extend its life span.
product is designed to last only for a certain life span.
companies have already decided when to launch their next product.
Which of the following statements is true about servers?
They are optimized for visualization and rendering of three-dimensional models.
They are used to provide services to users within large organizations or to Web users.
They are used primarily to assist in solving massive scientific problems.
They are primarily used as the main, central computing system for major corporations.
Which of the following occurred in the 1946-1958 generation of computing?
The internetworking era ended.
The mainframe era began.
The mainframe era ended and the personal computer era began.
The interpersonal computing era ended and the internetworking era began.
Within the context of different types of e-auction fraud, bid shielding is sometimes called:
__________ is used to transmit voice and video communication over the Internet.