CA PCC Question Papers Group II Information Technology and Strategic Management November 2011

 

CA PCC/PCE Question Papers  Group II

Information Technology and Strategic Management

November 2011

This Paper has 49 answerable questions with 0 answered.

 [Total No. of Printed Pages — 8
Time Allowed : 3 Hours

Maximum Marks : 100
Answers to questions are to be given only in English except in the case of candidates who
have opted for Hindi Medium. If a candidate has not opted for Hindi medium, his/her answers
in Hindi will not be valued.
Answer to Sections A and B should be given in separate sets of answer–books.
SECTION — A
Question No. 1 is compulsory.
Answer any five questions from the rest.
Marks
1. (a) Convert the following from one number system to another number system along with the working notes: 2×2=4
(i) (246.125)10= ( )2 (0)
(ii) (l0l11011.101)2= ( )10 (0)
(b) Answer the following questions in brief: 3×2=6
(i) Explain ‘Smart Cards’. (0)
(ii) Define VDSL connection (0)
(iii) Differentiate between Parallel Port and Serial Port. (0)
2. (a) What is Database? What are the benefits of Database Management Solution? 4 (0)
(b) Discuss the intrinsic benefits of internet. 4 (0)
3. (a) Discuss in brief various data transmission modes. 4 (0)
(b) What is language translator? 4 (0)
4. (a) Describe briefly salient features of Data Centres. 4 (0)
(b) Discuss the various reporting tools available in Data Warehouse. 4 (0)
5. (a) Define Expert System. Discuss various advantages of an Expert System. 4 (0)
(b) Describe the advantages of Optical Character Reading. (OCR) 4 (0)
6. A housing society having 400 members pay electricity bills at the following rates:
No. of units consumed Charges/unit
(Rs.)
For the first 200 units
For the next 300 units
Over 500 units 2.65
3.90
4.75
Surcharge @ 5% of the bill is to be added to the charges
Draw a flow chart which will read the house number and the number of units consumed. Print the total charges with the house number and the units consumed.

8 (0)
7. Describe briefly any four terms: 4×2=8
(a) Dependent Data Mart (0)
(b) Multiplexer (0)
(c) Virtual Private Network (VPN) (0)
(d) Electronic Fund Transfer (0)
(e) Blu Ray Disc (0)
SECTION — B
Question number 8 is compulsory.
Attempt any five questions from the rest.
Marks
8. (a) Elaborate the characteristics of Business Environment with reference to Decision Making. 3 (0)
(b) Industry is a composite of competitive pressures In five areas of the overall market. Briefly explain the competitive pressures. 3 (0)
(c) You are appointed as a Strategic Manager by XYZ Co. Ltd. Being a Strategic Manager what should be your tasks to perfoffi1? 3 (0)
(d) Successful implementation of any project needs additional funds. What are the different sources of raising funds and their impact on the financial strategy which you as a Financial Manager will consider? 3 (0)
(e) Describe briefly the use of Strategic Management techniques in Educational Institutions. 3 (0)
9. (a) State with reasons which of the following statements is correct or incorrect. 2×2=4
(i) The process of strategy avoids matching potential of the organization with the environment opportunities. (0)
(ii) The role of human resource manager is significant in building up core competency of the firm. (0)
(b) Fill in the blanks in the following statements with the most appropriate word: 3×1=3
(i) Strategic Management is not a box of tricks or a bundle of techniques. It is analytical thinking and __________ of resources to action. (0)
(ii) Benchmarking is a process of continuous improvement in search for __________ advantage. (0)
(iii) Divestment is a part of rehabilitation and is adopted when a __________ has been attempted but has proved to be unsuccessful. (0)
10. Explain the meaning of the following concepts: 7×1=7
(i) Joint Venture (0)
(ii) Service Marketing (0)
(iii) Value Chain Analysis (0)
(iv) Enlightened Marketing (0)
(v) Strategic Vision (0)
(vi) Person Marketing (0)
(vii) Logistic Strategic. (0)
11. (a) In the light of BCG Growth Matrix state the situation Under which the following strategic options are suitable: 4×1=4
(i) Build (0)
(ii) Hold (0)
(iii) Harvest (0)
(iv) Divest (0)
(b) Explain the strategic role of Human Resources Management in the following areas: 3×1=3
(i) Facilitation of Change (0)
(ii) Building Core Competency (0)
(iii) Development of Work Ethics and Culture. (0)
12. (a) What is Strategic Decision Making? Briefly explain the major dimensions of strategic decisions. 1+3=4 (0)
(b) What are the requirements for the successful implementation of supply chain management system? Discuss. 3 (0)
13. Distinguish between the following:
(a) Micro Environment and Macro Environment. 4 (0)
(b) Concentric Diversification and Conglomerate Diversification. 3 (0)
14. Write short notes on the following: 4+3=7
(a) Role of IT in Business Process Reengineering. (0)
(b) Importance of Corporate Culture. (0)

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