Characteristics of information in computer

Characteristics of information in computer

What is information?

The data represented in organized and structured format that can help in evaluating certain problems or making decision is termed as information in computer. In simple term, we can say, processed data is called information.

Example of information

  • Mark sheet of students
  • Time chart of train schedule
  • Pay slip of employees

Given below are five important characteristics of information:


Accuracy of data plays vital role in helping the decision making.

So as accurate the information will be, better will be decision making. Accuracy of information means the ratio of correct information to the total information gathered over certain time period.



Information should be generated with help of reliable and valid data to be helpful in contributing to effective decision making.



Incomplete information gathered and shared with decision maker is of no use as this will contribute to hindrance in decision making. Information must be complete to contribute in decision making.



An accurate information will always be centralized and to the point. It should not contain unnecessary details not related to the event on which decision making is in progress.



Information must be relevant to the topic. It should not be messed up with unwanted details to confuse decision makers.


All of the above features are important in terms of information.


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