information utility

information utility

[‚in·fər′mā·shən yü‚til·əd·ē]
(computer science)
An information network that specializes in supplying information to businesses and other organizations.

information utility

(1) A service bureau that maintains up-to-date databases for public access.

(2) A central source of information for an organization or group.
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Tenders are invited to provide Bill Print and Mail Services for the City s Customer Information Utility Billing System for Pensacola Energy, the wholly owned natural gas utility of the City of Pensacola.
San Diego Health Connect (SDHC) is the health information utility that integrates the San Diego health care ecosystem.
Building Dubai's information utility is paramount to smart systems deployed on the fields of logistics and transportation, new paths to economic development and lasting sources of energy and water.
Mukherjee said that the structure of GST Network (GSTN) has been approved by the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers, GSTN will be set up as a National Information Utility and will become operational by August 2012.
of Illinois-Chicago) explain the fundamentals of data publishing that preserves privacy, and anonymization methods for preserving information utility for some specific data mining tasks.
Storage Networking requires successfully integrating many components that are evolving at different speeds but are all aiming at delivering the information utility class levels of service when they come together.
I know lots of companies that are trying to figure out who can build what amounts to an information utility, because they are sick to death of buying servers and software from any vendor, they are sick of having to buy three times the normal capacity, to cope with peaks, and then have it sit there idle most of the time, and they are sick of having IT be a fixed cost, rather than a variable one, that rises and falls with use (like electricity, water, telecom, and other utilities).
For (the DSL providers), that is a very good thing, since it will help them become long-term information utility players.
The Microsoft System Information Utility lists not only the installed drivers for every device, but the dates of those drivers as well.
Whois - a useful network information utility that allows to find out all the available information about IP addresses, host names, location, NSP name, administrator and technical support contact information of any Internet address.
While the Internet will be central to every organization, Elliott says, "it's especially essential to ours because it's an information utility and we're the information people.
Opportunities for growth, such as they are, probably lie with the emerging markets for internet appliance servers, Linux and the development of information utility businesses says IDC.

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