VirtualMV/Digital Learning Technologies/In Organisations/Data
|Digital Learning Technologies|
|DLT in organisations||Hardware | Software | Data and information | Procedures | People | Issues|
"Raw - unprocessed facts"
That which makes the computer useful to us as individuals,
- Distinguishes our computer from others.
- Is the prime reason WHY we have a computer.
- Cannot be used to make a decision.
Data and the storage of is a fundamental component of an information system. The data storage may be manual or automated. Traditional file structures are rapidly being replaced by database management systems.
Data may be classified as; Input, Output, Processed and Stored
Information is useful processed data
- Data that has meaning
- Knowledge derived from data
- Data placed in context
- Information is;
- Reduces uncertainty