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       Subject Code: MC308

             MCA III Semester [R06] Regular/Supplementary Examinations, January 2010

                               MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
       Time: 3 Hours                                                                     Max Marks: 60

                      Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry EQUAL marks

       1. a) Define Information system. Briefly explain various types of information Systems.
          b) Give classical and system’s approach to organization and information flow.

       2. a) Briefly describe behavioral theory of Mayo and decision theory of Simon.
          b) List various components of classical theory. Explain in detail.

       3. a) Define programmed and non-programmed decisions.
          b) Explain how MIS is used as a technique for making programmed decisions.

       4. a) What is meant by piece meal approach? Why there is a need to acquire this approach?
          b) MIS planning is a cyclic activity. Justify.

       5. a) What is Conceptual design? Discuss the key tasks performed during feasibility design.
          b) Define Master Program Schedule. Explain its role in MIS.

       6. a) What are dominant criteria and trade-off criteria? Explain their importance in MIS

          b) How activities play a vital role in preparing subsystem? Give the format of activity
             design form.

       7. a) Briefly explain various ways of implementing MIS.
          b) Planning is essential for any development process. Justify. List soft spots in MIS planning.

       8. Write short note son following
              - applications of Information systems to business
              - computer related acquisition
              - MIS evaluation

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Subject Code: MCA34

           MCA III Semester [NR] Supplementary Examinations, January 2010

Time: 3 Hours                                                                   Max Marks: 60

              Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry EQUAL marks

1. a) Why are information systems essential in business today? Describe the trends in global
      business environment that have made it so important.
   b) What activities convert raw data to usable information in Information Systems? What is the
      relationship to feedback?

2. a) Briefly describe the major types of systems in an Organization.
   b) What are the characteristics of DSS? How do they differ from those of ESS?

3. a) Describe the role played by Programmer, System Analyst, Information System Manager
      and CIO?
   b) Describe the major behavioral theories that help explain how Information System affects

4. a) Describe the major application programming languages for business. How do they differ
       from Fourth Generation Languages?
   b) Explain the capabilities of Online Analytical Processing and Data Mining.

5. a) How can a Decision Support System support unstructured or semi structured decision
   b) What is AI? Why is it of interest to business?

6. a) What is the difference between system analysis and system design? What activities do they
   b) Why is the testing stage of system development so important? Describe various stages of
       testing for an Information System?

7. a) What are the principal reasons for system failure? Explain them.
   b) Describe the role of fire wall, intrusion detection system and encryption system in privacy
      and security.
Subject Code: MCA34

8.Write short notes on the following
        common features of organization
        Artificial Intelligence Vs Human Intelligence
        Challenges in the development of global systems