Data and Information

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  • Created on: 02-05-18 10:54

Definitions

Data -

Raw facts and figures that have not been processed, therefore, they have no meaning. For example, 15000 is just a sequence of numbers.

Information -

Facts and figures that have been processed, therefore, they now have a meaning. For example, 15000 is the sales(£) for a shop.

Knowledge -

Appliaction of rules to information to make a decision. For example, the shop has not met its target sales so extra advertising is needed.

Quality of Information

Accuracy -

To ensure information stays accurate thorough errer checking must take place and regular updates

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