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. The longer it takes them to process payments, the longer before they know which bills have been paid," he said.
That's because a wireless strategy eliminates the "information float" created by traditional methods of data collection.
The advent of computers, especially personal computers, collapsed the "information float," or the time that information spends in the communication channel.
"The new language will reduce the information float in the marketplace.
With direct communication from the gage to the process, there is no longer an "information float."
In summary, I think we can look forward to the pace of change accelerating even more, as communications technology colapses the information float. We have an awful lot of information that's out there that needs to be moved from one location to another.
3 July 2014 - German retail major Metro AG (ETR:MEO) is not mulling over an offload of its 78% interest in domestic consumer electronics stores operator Media-Saturn Holding GmbH, a spokesman for the company said, as quoted by Reuters, thus denying information floated by local media.
A wireless cloud of information floated over an exclusive Tyneside housing scheme created by fashion designers Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway for the first time yesterday.
"The more this information floats around to different people, every link in the chain becomes its own security risk.
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