“Information is data that has been processed in such a way as to be meaningful to the person who receives it.”
Quality information supports effective decision-making. Data by itself, however, is not information.
Organizations are frequently data rich and information poor. Without proper contextual interpretation, data remains as sets of discrete points and offers little value to the complex decision-making necessary for organizational success. Therefore it is necessary to identify data interrelationships and to consider these when interpreting the data so to produce accurate, useful information.
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