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eBusiness Technology Building Blocks - Quiz

1. Which of the following statements are true?
Please select all the correct answers.
  A. Carrier services, connectivity hardware, Network Operating Systems, applications software, and Network Management Systems are all examples of foundation technologies.
  B. CORBA, DCOM, and RMI are all standards that allow objects to communicate with each other or with applications to access objects.
  C. The architect must ensure that the server is configured with enough RAM to be fully scalable.
  D. In B2C applications, it is generally easier to predict what hardware a client is likely to use to connect to the application than it is with B2B applications.
  E. It is possible and desirable to have a Web site that can adapt its presentation of content "on-the-fly" based on the client device used.

2. You are the architect for a new eBusiness application. The company for which the application is to be designed has an existing computer system written in COBOL that runs on proprietary mainframe hardware. The enterprise has an IT department including several staff members with excellent COBOL programming and mainframe support skills, but no skills with newer eBusiness technologies. There is a very limited budget to implement the eBusiness solution, which must be implemented within three months. The new system must interface with the existing systems. Which of the following options would be the most likely options for you to pursue?
Please select all the correct answers.
  A. Use the internal team to develop and support the application that can be run in-house.
  B. Consider the use of CORBA to wrap the existing application and allow the new eBusiness application to communicate with it.
  C. Use an ASP (Applications Service Provider) to implement the solution.
  D. Use DCOM to enable the new eBusiness application to communicate with the existing system.
  E. Use a combination of the internal team and an ASP to develop and implement the solution

3. A company that manufactures and sells a small range of toys made from wood has a head office in San Francisco with a mainframe computer and 200 PCs connected on a network. The company has an ISDN (64 kbps) connection to its ISP. A second company has a retail office in Durban, South Africa that has 20 computers, a small server, and connects to its ISP by leased-line connection. They use PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol) to connect the offices of the two companies, and to communicate stock transfer information. The above is an example of:
Please select all the correct answers.
  A. A B2C business model
  B. A Virtual Private Network
  C. A Wide Area Network
  D. An Intranet
  E. A Vortal