VirtualMV/Digital Learning Technologies/In Organisations/Data

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"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;
    • Pertinent
    • Timely
    • Accurate
    • Reduces uncertainty

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