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4. Information

posted Oct 30, 2014, 10:55 AM by Maurice Nyamoti   [ updated Oct 30, 2014, 11:51 PM ]

Information:

  • Information is the data which has been refined, summarized & manipulated in the way you want it, or into a more meaningful form for decision-making.
  • The information must be accurate, timely, complete and relevant.

Comparison between Data and Information.

Data

Information

1.      Unprocessed (raw) facts or figures.

2.      Not arranged.

3.      Does not have much meaning to the user.

4.      Cannot be used for decision-making.

1.      It is the end-product of data processing (processed data)

2.      Arranged into a meaningful format.

3.      More meaningful to the user.

4.      Can be used to make decisions.

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