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September 24, 2009  11:17 AM

Pricing — is it competitive, aggressive or predatory?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, jargon, marketing terms, Quiz

Which is correct? We will be pricing the system ________ to get a jump on the market. a. competitively b. aggressively

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September 23, 2009  12:47 PM

“Composed of” or “comprised of”?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misused words, compose / comprise, grammar, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? An ODS may be ___________ various types of data that must connect to different components of an information system. a. composed of b. comprised of

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September 22, 2009  1:30 PM

If a deadline’s moved forward is it earlier or later?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misunderstood terms, deadlines, forward / back, grammar, Quiz, word meanings

Which is correct? The compliance deadline has been moved forward, so all reporting is due two months _____ than the original date. a. later b. earlier


September 21, 2009  2:42 PM

Titles and capitalization



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, titles and capitalization

Which is correct? According to James Campbell, _______________, deploying an SIM system probably means you'll also need to hire someone to manage it. a. Vice President of Security b. vice president of security


September 18, 2009  1:57 PM

It’s or its?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, it's or its, personal pronouns, possessives, Quiz

Which is correct? Augmented reality seems futuristic but ____ potential has already begun to be realized. a. its b. it's Continued »


September 17, 2009  3:12 PM

If only I knew where to put “only”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, hard skills, interviewing, misplaced modifiers, only, Quiz, soft skills

typing Which is correct? The hiring manager said she was _______________________ who had the hard skills specified in...


September 16, 2009  4:53 PM

Important tenets vs. important tenants



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, Quiz, tenet / tenant

Which is correct? An important ______ in security is that users should not have privileges they don't need to do their jobs. a. tenet b. tenant

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September 15, 2009  7:23 PM

Acronyms and initialisms — a MDM or an MDM?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
a or an, acronyms and initialisms, articles, Business writing, CIO, MDM, Quiz

typing Which is correct? ___________ should be portable across all major mobile platforms. a. A MDM product b....


September 10, 2009  1:17 PM

All right or alright?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
all right or alright, Business writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? I had a lot of success with distance learning, so I felt _______ about missing out on the social aspects of school. a. alright b. all right Answer: b Explanation: Alright is not a word -- which is a little...


September 9, 2009  4:51 PM

Does a question mark go inside or outside of quotation marks?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, punctuation, question marks, Quiz, quotation marks, quotation marks and punctuation

Which is correct? The system administrator's question was "Will the cost savings of a multi-user environment make up for the difficulty of deploying ____ a. it?" b. it"? Answer:...


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