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  Information Age - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Information Age is a term applied to the period where movement of information became faster than physical movement, more narrowly applying to the 1980s onward.
Information technology is the use of technology to enhance the speed and the efficiency of the transfer of information.
The information age continues to this day, and technological advances such as mobile phones, high speed connections, Voice Over IP have changed lifestyles around the world and spawned new industries around controlling and providing information.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Information_age   (1183 words)

 Too much information - theage.com.au
Information literacy is viewed as a "prerequisite for participating effectively in the information society", according to the United Nations' Prague Declaration issued at the end of September.
Information illiterate doctors are "literally a disaster area" because health is "a matter of life and death", Webber says, and quality health care relies on stores of reliable information.
Information literacy : an understanding and set of abilities enabling individuals to recognise when information is needed and have the capacity to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/11/10/1068329472603.html   (2362 words)

 MISQ: Four Ethical Issues of the Information Age)
Information is the means through which the minds expands and increases its capacity to achieve its goals, often as the result of an input from another mind.
For example, people's intellectual capital is impaired whenever they lose their personal information without being compensated for it, when they are precluded access to information which is of value to them, when they have revealed information they hold intimate, or when they find out that the information upon which their living depends is in error.
Information systems should protect the viabilit of the fixed conduit resource through which it is transmitted to avoid noise and jamming pollution and the indignitties of "The Tragedy of the Commons".
www.misq.org /archivist/vol/no10/issue1/vol10no1mason.html   (4672 words)

 Information Age: People, Information & Technology
These photographs are from the exhibition, Information Age: People, Information and Technology in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
The advent of the telegraph led to a flood of inventions for communicating information in electrical form.
New techniques of encoding and distributing digital information are pacing the spread of the information age throughout society.
photo2.si.edu /infoage/infoage.html   (1147 words)

In light of these conclusions, the best method to counter information age terrorism is a joint government/industry program of defensive measures that will increase the effort required for computer disruption while simultaneously diminishing the potential returns offered by this new form of terrorism.
Despite the inevitable warnings that "the sky is falling," the utility of information warfare attacks may actually be lowest in the "terrorist" portion of the conflict continuum.
The ongoing information revolution, coupled with the sensitive nature of computer systems for both business and defense, ensure that this is not a comprehensive examination of all computer related incidents but it is sufficiently broad to cover the entire "low intensity" spectrum of conflict.
www.fas.org /irp/threat/cyber/docs/npgs/terror.htm   (1703 words)

 Information Age
In the Agrarian Age, society was basically divided into two classes: the landowners and the people who worked on the land (the serfs).
As we moved from the Agrarian Age through the Industrial Age to the Information Age, there's been a steady collapse of the barriers that kept one section of society wealthy and the other section poor.
The skills necessary to succeed in the Information Age are not being learnt from our parents (as in the Agrarian Age), nor are they being learnt in schools and colleges (as in the Industrial Age).
www.sportsbetting.com /affiliates/tips/information-age.html   (926 words)

 Age Discrimination
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age.
Age limitations in apprenticeship programs are valid only if they fall within certain specific exceptions under the ADEA or if the EEOC grants a specific exemption.
However, because such inquiries may deter older workers from applying for employment or may otherwise indicate possible intent to discriminate based on age, requests for age information will be closely scrutinized to make sure that the inquiry was made for a lawful purpose, rather than for a purpose prohibited by the ADEA.
www.eeoc.gov /types/age.html   (699 words)

 Information society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An information society is a society in which the creation, distribution and manipulation of information is a significant economic and cultural activity.
Information society is seen as the successor to industrial society.
Technically because copy protection is often easily circumvented and socially because the users and citizens of the information society can prove to be unwilling to accept such absolute commodification of the facts and information that compose their environment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Information_society   (750 words)

 National Forum on Information Literacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
- Information Literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.
Information is expanding at an unprecedented rate, and enormously rapid strides are being made in technology for storing, organizing, and accessing the ever-growing tidal wave of information.
The combined effect of these factors is an increasingly fragmented information base, a large component of which are available only to people with money and/or acceptable institutional affiliations.
www.infolit.org   (159 words)

 Education in the Information Age
These ages are defined by the primary activity that humans engaged in during the respective age.
The Information Age is characterized by the value of information, rather than raw materials and physical labor.
It should be noted that, given the increasing necessity of lifelong learning (and the concomitant increase in the total number of potential learners) in the Information Age, this plan will not result in a reduction in the total number of teachers in our workforce.
people.coe.ilstu.edu /rpriegle/wwwdocs/educationinfoage.htm   (1796 words)

 participation - information age
This is because the design of information systems is an activity that converges to a specific functionality, whereas the design of social affairs employs the functionality to serve divergent human values, and resulting in divergent, different, human activity systems.
In the age of information society, modern information technology, including AI, should be used to support regional planning processes not only as a tool of accumulating or presenting knowledge but also as a tool for stimulating creative ideas.
But often he or she cannot identify the problem, not merely because of shortage or overflow of data, but in general because he or she cannot make sure what the context itself is. In this case the decision maker or the planner cannot use the database system appropriately because its data structure is context free.
www.gotzespace.dk /phd/masao.html   (6539 words)

 Infoconomy | Research
"Information Age is for all executives involved in the application of technology for strategic, competitive advantage and improved efficiency.
The cornerstone that underpins Information Age’s research is the continual programme of surveys that the editorial team conducts at its web site, www.information-age.com.
Information Age editors will incorporate the results into a 2/3 page feature revolving around the survey topic.
www.infoconomy.com /information_age/research   (582 words)

 Digital Web Magazine - The Age of Information Architecture
Not all information architects came out of the "falling between the cracks of design and programming." Library science was the foundation for Argus Inc., who didn't coin the term but put it in perspective for the web era and are to thank (or blame, depending on your view) for the current definition and emphasis.
While the role of "information architect" has drawn much attention, the power is in the idea of information architecture and the application of its principles by everyone on a project.
While having a dedicated information architect is nice, a situation where one or more information architects are working on a project and incorporating IA concepts throughout the project with the help of everyone involved can magnify their positive impact on the final results.
www.digital-web.com /columns/ianythinggoes/ianythinggoes_2002-08.shtml   (1392 words)

 Age Search Information
Minor children - Information regarding a child who has not yet reached the legal age of 18 may be obtained by written request of either parent or guardian.
Mentally incompetent persons - Information regarding these persons may be obtained upon the written request of the legal representative, supported by a copy of the court order naming such legal representation.
Deceased persons - the application must be signed by (1) a blood relative in the immediate family (parent, child, brother, sister, grandparent), (2) the surviving wife or husband, (3) the administrator or executor of the estate, or (4) a beneficiary by will or insurance.
www.census.gov /genealogy/www/agesearch.html   (567 words)

 Information Anxiety2: A Guidebook for the Information Age.
Information Anxiety2: A Guidebook for the Information Age.
Instead of harnessing the power of all of this information as we have intended, we are getting buried by it.
Wurman, who coined the phrase Information Architect in 1975, examines our love-hate relationship with information and gives some practical strategies to control it as both consumers and producers.
www.webreference.com /authoring/design/information/anxiety2   (536 words)

 Ice Age Park & Trail Foundation
The Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation (IAPTF) is a non-profit, volunteer- and member-based organization headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The purpose of the Trail is to tell the story of the Ice Age and continental glaciation along a scenic footpath.
Most of the Trail and volunteer chapter information is organized by county.
www.iceagetrail.org   (228 words)

 Whistler's List, "go ahead and organize your day!" -- a productivity enhancing tool by Whistling Cow
KronoLog, launched in April, 2005, is widely acclaimed as "the information manager for the information age." It has garnered dozens of top software awards.
KronoLog is designed from the ground up as a minimum-keystroke information management tool for the professional who must depend on complete and instantaneous access to any information he or she has recorded.
This type of information is generally clustered with the attributes of beginning time, ending time, notes, employee, customer, project, activities and an invoice summary line.
www.whistlingcow.com   (561 words)

 Amazon.com: Information Ages: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution: Books: Michael E. Hobart,Zachary S. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hobart and Schiffman see what we call the "information age" as actually the third such "age." The first began with the invention of writing and the second with the development of the printing press.
It is the first they find most dramatic, since "information" as we know it today is intimately tied to the invention of writing.
By their definition, information is a human concept rather than something that exists in and of itself; information came into existence when knowledge could be stored outside an individual human's memory.
amazon.com /Information-Ages-Literacy-Computer-Revolution/dp/0801864127   (878 words)

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Computers at Risk: Safe Computing in the Information Age functions are two examples of this phenomenon.
Retailers in a variety of industries are using advanced computer systems to enhance their ability to understand, communicate with and evaluate their marketplaces, and to anticipate and respond to their customers' needs.
Information Age (IA): When two companies merge, the implications of the deal for IT systems are frequently overlooked.
www.lycos.com /info/information-age--systems.html   (294 words)

 information age - word definition and usage examples | Antimoon.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When we say that we live in the information age, we mean that we live in a time when information is very important and easy to get.
Our company provides tools for the information age.
In the information age, information is more valuable than money and natural resources.
www.antimoon.com /words/information_age-n.htm   (66 words)

 U.S. Department of Labor - Find It By Topic - Equal Employment Opportunity - Age Discrimination
The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
The Act, which applies to all ages, permits the use of certain age distinctions and factors other than age that meet the Act's requirements.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects certain applicants and employees 40 years of age and older from discrimination on the basis of age in hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, or terms, conditions or privileges of employment.
www.dol.gov /dol/topic/discrimination/agedisc.htm   (226 words)

 Information Age Diplomacy Symposium
The National War College (NWC) and Northwestern University cosponsored a symposium on Information Age Diplomacy in Roosevelt Hall at Fort McNair in Washington, DC on April 5-6, 2001.
The purpose was to examine forces in information technology, global media, and communications that are changing the conduct of diplomacy; and to consider recent studies by scholars and research organizations that have addressed the mission of diplomacy and structure of the Department of State.
By examining forces driving change in Information Age Diplomacy and drawing on the thinking of research organizations engaged in relevant projects, the symposium sought to broaden faculty expertise, challenge the curriculum in both institutions, and foster outreach and dialogue with scholars and research professionals.
www.ndu.edu /nwc/activities/public/SymposiumWebsite/symposium_main.htm   (677 words)

 Information Warfare on the Web
Information warfare: The term conjures up a vision of unseen enemies, armed only with laptop personal computers connected to the global computer network, launching untraceable electronic attacks against the United States.
Information warfare may be, for many, the hip topic of the moment, but a factually solid knowledge of it remains elusive.
Information warfare, also known as I-War, IW, C4I, or Cyberwar, has recently become of increasing importance to the military, the intelligence community, and the business world.
www.fas.org /irp/wwwinfo.html   (673 words)

 How to Succeed in the Information Age
We are in the Information Revolution, the transition to the Information Age from the Industrial Age.
As we move from the Industrial Age to the Information Age, we are adopting new metaphors.
The most profound contrast between the of the Industrial Age and the Information Age is the contrast between the assembly line and the network.
www.strackbein.com   (475 words)

 Home | Information Age - News, Analysis and Insight for IT and Business Leaders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Information Age would like to know how your organisation is coping with the challgenges of modern data centre management.
Technical innovations, competitive pressures and legislative requirements are forcing businesses to plan how they manage their information much more strategically.
Information Age has the latest research, case studies and implementation advice.
www.information-age.com   (348 words)

 Information Age - Home
At Information Age Computer Service, we believe in supporting cutting edge computer and network technology with old fashioned hard work.
Information Age is dedicated to providing the highest quality computer and network hardware in combination with a level of customer service that is unmatched in the industry.
At Information Age, we strive for excellence, starting with attention to detail and the customer service that is needed by today’s enterprise.
informationage.ca   (173 words)

 Europa - Information Society -
This book provides a snapshot of recent successes in Information Society Technologies (IST) research and also reviews the current research priorities addressed by projects funded under the IST programme.
IANIS+ (Innovative Actions Network for the Information Society) is an Innovative Action project coordinated by eris@ (The European Regional Information Society Association).
Developing a successful European Information Society is at the very heart of the EU's "Lisbon Goal" of becoming the world's most dynamic and competitive economy by 2010.
europa.eu.int /information_society/text_en.htm   (1298 words)

 GISP: Program on Law Enforcement and National Security in the Information Age
New information technologies have the potential to significantly affect how information is collected, shared, analyzed, used, or manipulated by law enforcement and national security agencies in response to certain perceived threats posed by transnational terrorism, international organized crime, cross-border criminal gangs, cybercrime, or hostile information operations directed against national or global interests.
PLENSIA Director Kim Taipale presented paper on "Information as Warfare: Disrupting Terrorist Networks" at the Yale Information Society Project 2005 conference, "The Global Flow of Information," at the Yale Law School on Apr. 1-3, 2005.
The Program on Law Enforcement and National Security in the Information Age, the Program on Information Operations, Information Assurance, and Recovery/Resilience (www.information-warfare.info), and the Program on Telecommunications and Cybersecurity (www.telecom-program.org) are focused on understanding these cyber-attack and cybercrime threats and developing policies to help prevent, mitigate, or respond to attacks.
www.plensia.org   (1537 words)

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