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Fill in the blanks choosing from the variants given. 1. means having information when you need it

1. … means having information when you need it.

a) completeness; b) timeliness; c) relevance

2. If you don’t know who writes any material, you cannot be sure that the information is … .

a) reliable; b) timely; c) concise

3. Information should be in a form that is … enough to allow for its examination and use.

a) long; b) up to date; c) short

4. A marketing report that includes graphs of statistics is … .

a) concise; b) timely; c) relevant

5. Information should be … to the purpose for which it is required.

a) concise; b) long; c) relevant

6. … means that information is provided in the most appropriate form.

a) currency; b) presentation; c) accuracy

Give the English equivalents.

1) измерение информации; 2) последняя (новейшая) информация; 3) обрабатывать без ошибок; 4) соответствующий задаче; 5) представлять в наиболее подходящей форме; 6) резюмировать или подробно описывать информацию

Find the answers to the questions.

1. What are the dimensions of information?

2. What is the «when» aspect of information?

3. What are content characteristics?

4. What does «accurate information» mean?

5. What does «presentation» mean?

Text C: Information technology

Information Technology, or IT, has only been a part of business and industry for about 50 years. But if we look back into the 1960s, the term Information Technology was only used to describe the process of storing information. Now IT is one of the most important resources in today’s business and successful companies invest a lot of money in IT.

Formally, Information Technology could be defined as any computer-based tool that people use to work with information and support the information and information-processing needs for an organization. IT includes keyboard, screen, mouse, modem, printer, word processing software and operating system software.

There is a separate IT department in almost all big organizations. They use IT in three ways:

1. To support information-processing task such as creating presentations, Web sites.

2. To enable innovations: IT gives the possibility to develop a more efficient way to handle the information-processing task related to delivering packages.

3. To reduce time and space: IT allows organizations to store huge amount of information in one small space and to use less time to process and send it.

But it should be mentioned that IT plays a major role not only in business but also in the personal life of millions of people. We can now connect to our friends and relatives in just a few minutes. All this has become possible because of the amazing features of IT.

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