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			Data Dictionary - 




A repository of information about data, such as its meaning, relationships to other data, origin, usage and format. The dictionary assists company management, database administrators, systems analysts and application programmers in effectively planning, controlling and evaluating the collection, storage and use of data. A data dictionary manages data categories such                            




 Acronym: DD





 Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993}





	
	
Related Terms: Data Dictionary - data | data base | information management | management | software | system |

Data Modeling - A structured method for representing and describing the data used in a business function automated system. Data modeling is used in combination with two other structured methods, data flow analysis and functional decomposition, to define the high-level structure of business and information systems. Its primary function is to define the Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993

Related Terms: Data Modeling - data | data model | design | information management | modeling | software |

Enterprise Integration - Is the removal of organizational, process, and informational barriers to the smooth and effective flow of material and products between the activities of an enterprise. Acronym: EI Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency IDA (Institute for Defense Analysis)

Related Terms: Enterprise Integration - business | integration | management | operations management | organization | quality | systems management |

IDEF1 - A graphical method which extends the process model by modeling the information flows and the entity relationships. IDEF1X provides extensions to IDEF1 with different graphical representation. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: IDEF1 - IDEF0 | manufacturing | model | modeling | process |

Information Infrastructure - A structured collection of information system components and organization processes that enable the flow of necessary information to effect enterprise integration. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Source: IDA (Institute for Defense Analysis)

Related Terms: Information Infrastructure - business | component | data | design | enterprise | information engineering | information management | information superhighway | management | system |

Material Flow - The way in which material is moved from one location to another during a process.

Related Terms: Material Flow - ergonomics | flow | material | material handling | process |

MIRIAM - Model Scheme for Information on Rural Development Initiatives and Agree Markets, a 1990 initiative on information flows in rural areas. relating to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Acronym: MIRIAM Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: MIRIAM - international | trade |

Movement - Action, activity, flow, or the physical displacement of a body from one point to another.

Related Terms: Movement - transport | transportation |

Volume - The rate of movement or flow of goods, services, money, or people.

Related Terms: Volume - movement | services |

Workflow - The automation of work among users where the system is intelligent enough to act based on definition of work types, users, tasks and the recognition of dynamic processing conditions. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993

Related Terms: Workflow - business | computer | design | engineering | industry | management | manufacturing | network | operations management | production | software | system | workflow management |

Workflow Management - A software application that controls the order and monitors the execution of a series of processes (worksteps) in which people act upon work items (documents, forms, folders and images). Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993

Related Terms: Workflow Management - business | computer | design | engineering | industry | management | manufacturing | network | operations management | production | software | system | workflow |


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