Posted by: wasaa | June 1, 2008

Characteristics of Information

An item of information  has following characteristics.

 

Accuracy

Information is true or false ;  accurate or inaccurate

Form

This is described in terms of  qualitative and quantitative, numerical and graphic, summary and detailed.

Frequency

This is a measure of how often information is needed, collected or produced.

Breadth

This defines the scope of information

Origin

Information may origin from sources inside the organization or outside.

Time horizon

Information may be oriented toward the past, toward current event or toward future activities and events.

 

A set of information has following

characteristics

 

Relevance

Information is relevant if it is needed for a practical situation.

Completeness

Complete information provides the user with all that needs to be known about a particular situation.

Timeliness

Timely information is something that is available when it is needed. Further it has not become outdated through delay.

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