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Knowledge; a collection of facts or data.
[L. informo, to shape or fashion]
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(in″fŏr-mā′shŏn) [L. informatio, idea, conception]
1. Data that are interpreted, organized, structured, and given meaning.
2. A message from a sender to one or more receivers.
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"Based on new pricing initiatives, many carriers have multivariate pricking models that look at a host of things, including credit or insurance scores, driving records, vehicle usage and prior carrier information. Some third-party vendor products offer a snapshot of what an insured's deck page looked like with their prior carrier, providing relevant information with the highest degree of accuracy," said Dave Freeman, vice president and personal lines underwriting department manager for Erie Insurance Group.
He said ChoicePoint works with the industry to maximize carriers' information dollars through the use of rule-based processing in conjunction with other underwriting data sets.
The plan identified ten discipline areas and two competency areas, including information management (which includes both information literacy and computer competencies), that would be assessed system-wide.
While this suggestion makes sense for discipline areas, how is assessment for a multi-disciplinary skill such as information management "bought into" by teaching faculty?
Any reasonable written document that acknowledges the client is aware that the information may be disclosed and confirms in writing the client's permission for the disclosure.
If software, such as tax or accounting software, is typically used wholly within the CPA firm's office, but confidential client information needs to be disclosed to an external technician or software vendor to resolve software problems, will written permission from the client be required?
Information: Amy Klaus, Technical Program Coordinator, One Gateway Center, 3rd Floor, 420 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburg, PA 15232 USA, 412-232-3444, ext.
Information: Alina Martin, Science Applications International Corporation, 11251 Roger Bacon Drive, Reston, VA 20190 USA, 703-318-4678, fax: 703-318-4755, e-mail:, Internet:
We are the only organization that broadly collects DoD-wide scientific and technical information; therefore, we frequently considered that we ought to be a stand-alone organization.
Researchers in the fields of information studies and information science (Agosto, 2002; Dresang, 1999a) have noted that information seeking in a digital environment influenced by digital age principles may call for new perspectives.
In a February 2003 Harris poll, 69 percent of those surveyed agreed that "consumers have lost all control over how personal information is collected and used by companies." That view was summed up with cynical certitude by Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy.

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