information flow


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information flow

[‚in·fər′mā·shən ‚flō]
(computer science)
The graphic representation of data collection, data processing, and report distribution throughout an organization.
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Think of a robust business information flow program as a test or a winnowing tool.
On the development side, the relational nature allows for an exemplary level of quality control on information flow.
Nevertheless, the low increase does not allow the claim to be made that the addition of information flow and information technology is not informative.
While many information professionals faced with the task would no doubt disagree with her assessment of the time involved, they consider mapping information flows important as a framework for analyzing how information moves within an organization and for understanding the services necessary to match the true needs of their clients.

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