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Business Enterprises

An organization engaged in the production, distribution and/or sale of goods or services in order to satisfy customer requirements and make a profit.


The complex of climatic, soil and biotic factors that act upon an organism or ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival. [NALT]


A statement or other indication of policy or procedure by which to determine a course of action


Data in a context which gives it meaning; any statement or estimate of fact or opinion, regardless of form or format ... includes data, text, spreadsheets, graphics, pictures, voice and video. [NALT]

The aggregation of data to make coherent observations about the world, meaningful data, or data arranged or interpreted in a way to provide meaning.[AGROVOC]


The rules and organizing principles gleaned from aggregated data. The internalized or understood information that can be used to make decisions

Laws and Regulations

Regulations: A law, rule, or other order prescribed by authority, esp. to regulate conduct.


A representation of the relationships that define a situation under study. A model may be a set of mathematical equations, a computer program, or any other type of representation, ranging from verbal statements to physical objects.


A network is a collection of actors or nodes and the links or relationships between them.


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