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application of number

application of number  

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One of the original six key skills which General National Vocational Qualification students were required to demonstrate, and one of the three which were formally assessed, the other two being ...
business process re-engineering

business process re-engineering  

(BPR);An approach to the restructuring of organizations that seeks to introduce a fundamental and radical reassessment of the organizational processes. Rather than adjusting or improving on existing ...
currency

currency  

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1 A qualification, or credits towards a qualification, are said to have currency if they are generally recognized and accepted.2 In assessment, and particularly the assessment of skills, the currency ...
customer processing technology

customer processing technology  

The technology that either provides the immediate interface between an organization and its customers (e.g. a bank automated teller machine) or facilitates human interaction with customers. Direct ...
delayering

delayering  

The removal of layers of middle management (usually) from organizational structures, in order to bring an organization closer to the customer and generally to be more flexible and responsive. The ...
Economic Commission for Africa

Economic Commission for Africa  

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Created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1958, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) currently serves fifty-three countries. As with its European, Asian, and Latin American counterparts, ...
e-learning

e-learning  

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Is the acquisition of competencies, knowledge, and skills through electronic media, such as the Internet or a company Intranet. [See computer-assisted instruction, learndirect, online learning, and ...
Electronics Industry

Electronics Industry  

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The electronics industry consists of two main sectors: components (vacuum tubes, semiconductors, connectors, and so on) and equipment (computers, audio and video, television, and the like). The ...
Individual Learning Account

Individual Learning Account  

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(ILA)Under the terms of the Education and Training (Scotland) Bill, ILAs were presented as a strategy to promote lifelong learning. Introduced in October 2000, they were designed to encourage people ...
infopreneurial industry

infopreneurial industry  

The manufacture and sale of electronic office and factory equipment for the distribution of information. See information technology.
information and communication technology

information and communication technology  

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An umbrella term for all of the various media employed in communicating information: for example, in an educational context ICT may include computers, the internet, television broadcasts, and even ...
information society

information society  

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A concept that responds to the expansion and ubiquity of information. The term has been in use since the 1970s, but has gained in popularity and is now widely used in social and political policy. ...
Information Technology and Peace Activism

Information Technology and Peace Activism  

Since the late 1980s, the Internet has played an ever-increasing role in political activity. Protesters use the Internet in two main ways: as a tool for information and communication and as a medium ...
inventory

inventory  

Stocks of goods held by businesses. These may be fuel, materials, or components awaiting use in production, goods in process, for example cars on assembly lines, or stocks of finished products ...
IT

IT  

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1. Abbreviation for income tax. 2. Abbreviation for information technology.1. Abbreviation for income tax. 2. Abbreviation for information technology.
Japan-U.S. Relations

Japan-U.S. Relations  

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Historically, Japan-U.S. relations have followed a regular fifty-year cycle, alternating between cooperative and antagonistic phases. The first antagonistic phase occurred when U.S. foreign policy ...
Launchpad schools

Launchpad schools  

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An initiative announced in 2002 in which 30 schools drawn from the primary and secondary sectors were chosen to pioneer government strategies to reduce the workload of teachers. The initiative ...
Malaysia and Conflict Avoidance

Malaysia and Conflict Avoidance  

The riots that took place on 13 May 1969 are memorialized as the culmination of ethnic violence, concern over which remains an underlying fear in the country. Conflicting versions of ...
management information system

management information system  

(MIS)An information system designed to provide financial and quantitative information to all the levels of management in an organization. Modern management information systems provide the data from ...
managerial capitalism

managerial capitalism  

The prevailing form of capitalism for most of the 20th century, in which markets were dominated by large bureaucratic organizations led by teams of salaried executives. This differed from earlier ...

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