Digital Oilfield

Making New IT Work for the Business

When trying to connect technology innovation with business, an intelligent interface between the two is required. It must be able to translate business opportunity into technical requirements; innovate, test and evaluate; and seamlessly implement new technology into the business. […]

Information Systems

The Data-Information Hierarchy, Part 3

The Data-Information Hierarchy is frequently represented as
Data –> Information –> Knowledge –> Understanding –> Wisdom.

Or it is sometimes shortened to 4 steps, omitting¬†Understanding. But, in fact, there are two predecessor steps: chaos and symbol. … (3-part series) […]

Information Systems

The Data-Information Hierarchy, Part 2

Data, as has been established is the organic, elemental source quantities. Data, by itself, does not produce cognitive information and decision-making ability. But without it, the chain Data –> Information –> Knowledge –> Understanding –> Wisdom is broken before it starts. … (3-part series) […]

Information Systems

The Data-Information Hierarchy, Part 1

originally posted on blogspot January 29, 2010)

I see much internet attention given to the data –> information –> knowledge –> understanding –> wisdom tree. Most will omit the step of understanding. Many will overlook data or wisdom. But all five stages are required … (3-part series) […]