Data, Information, Knowledge and Processing!

This Chapter covers the fundamental knowledge required to support all the chapters in this book. 

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  • Created on: 18-03-12 22:08


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

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Definition: Information is made by taking the data and processing it.

How data becomes Information:

Information = Data + [Structure] + [Context] + Meaning

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Definition: Processing is performing some action on the data. This could be:

- Sorting

- Searching

- Editing 

It gives the DATA meaning.

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These cards will hopefully help you and me in our IT exam!

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