Definition: Data is the raw facts and figures before they have been processed. "Raw facts and figures" = without meaning.
- Data can be alphanumeric characters (letters and numbers).
- Data is raw facts before it has been processed
- Data has no meaning
Example:- BAT457 = NO Meaning
Definition: Information is made by taking the data and processing it.
How data becomes Information:
Information = Data + [Structure] + [Context] + Meaning
Definition: Processing is performing some action on the data. This could be:
It gives the DATA meaning.