ICT AS revision - Topic 1

Data, information, knowledge and processing.

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Data

Definition:

Data is raw facts and figures before they have been processed

'Raw facts and figures' means that the figures that you see have no actual meaning until they have been processed. For example

BAT46&&7 and 478GH89

Key facts -

  • data can be alphanumeric characters, sound or graphics
  • data is raw facts before it has been processed
  • data has no meaning


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