information float

information float

[‚in·fər′mā·shən ‚flōt]
(computer science)
Information that is not located in a file or data base but is traveling between systems or is not assigned to a particular computer system.

information float

The time it takes to make information available to employees or to the public after it has been captured.
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Streams of information float from desk-to-satellite-to-home-and-office, and right now it's impossible to know what's fact and what's fiction.
Alerts, calls, messages, and other simple information float at a readable distance.
However, "companies are also very sensitive to information float.
Thus, information float has "collapsed" from several days to less than 60 seconds.
The new language will reduce the information float in the marketplace.
The more this information floats around to different people, every link in the chain becomes its own security risk.
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