information island

information island

(jargon)
A body of information (i.e. electronic files) that needs to be shared but has no network connection.
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The information system of hospital human resource management involves HIS, finance, research and training, performance etc., the phenomenon of information island, no interoperability, no data sharing, directly affect the timeliness and accuracy of personnel decisions, restricts the overall development of the hospital.
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The September issue, for example, reports that Singapore is trying to become the world's first "information island" and gives a list of new words that future technophiles ought to know.
But I also think here in Colorado, what I call 'information islands' are a huge threat.
Widespread 5G connectivity will eliminate information islands, boost the prosperity of a digitalized sharing economy, and promote changes to existing production methods and lifestyles.
Historically, healthcare IT systems have operated like private information islands, withholding the transfer of patient medical records to providers using EHR systems built by competitors.
Equally, says Trampoline, they can expose information islands, bottlenecks and areas of duplication.
After passing through Orientation and Help islands, a user can be transported to one of SL's Information Islands. The most developed of these two is Info Island 1, which is the location of the Alliance Second Life Library (SLL).
We often describe information on Web sites as being stranded on "information islands," unsearchable beyond a single site.
"Information islands prevent many organizations from serving their customers and competing more effectively and that is where EAI comes in."
The data sources served by specific search engines were still a disconnected sea of information islands whose contents could not be discovered and retrieved by a single search tool.
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