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Control - definition(s)

Control - The mechanisms used to manage processes to maintain acceptable performance. 

[Category=Data Quality ]

Source: Larry English, External, 17-Jan-2009 13:05

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Control - A means of managing a risk or ensuring that an objective is achieved. Controls can be preventative, detective, or corrective and can be fully automated, procedural, or technology-assisted human-initiated activites. They can include actions, devices, procedures, techniques, or other measures.

[Category=Data Governance ]

Source: The Data Governance Institute, 22 November 2009 11:08:56, External

Control - An "in statistical control" process is one that is free of assignable/special causes of variation. Such a condition is most often evidence on a control chart which displays an absence of nonrandom variation.

A technical function in nature and a continuous process by which the expected results are measured againist a predetermined criteria or standards. In the case of variances, a disciplinary action will be undertaken or improvement actions will be pursued.

[Category=Data Quality ]

Source: iSixSigma, 10 January 2011 10:15:49, External

control - [computing] A basic element of a software application's GUI. Examples of controls include menus, buttons, tools, check boxes, slider bars, text input boxes, and combo boxes.

[Category=Geospatial ]

Source: esri, 06 March 2012 09:12:18, External 


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