Data, information and knowledge - Information System
The nature of information can most easily be defined in the context of its relationship to data and knowledge. Bohn (1994) describes this relationship as follows:
Therefore in summary, empirical data given structure and meaning becomes information. Thinking skills are then applied to the information so converting this information into knowledge. A detailed and up to date study of the place of information within the organisation can be found in Boiset and Canals (2004).