Posted by: wasaa | June 1, 2008

Data Vs Information

         meaningless data becomes information when it is processed and presented to the decision maker in a meaningful way.

         Only when the the input (data) is accurate,timely, and reliable will the output (information be useful) and reliable



Data: (ISO) A representation of facts, concepts or instructions in a formalised manner suitable for communication, interpretation or processing by human beings or by automatic means.Letters, numbers, colours, symbols, shapes, temperatures, sound or other facts and figures are data suitable for processing.


Information: (ISO) The meaning that is applied to data by means of the conversions applied to that data. I.E. processed data.


ISO – International Standard organisation 


Information processing

The acquisition, recording, organization, retrieval, display, and dissemination of information is called the Information Processing.



  1. thanks

  2. what is IE?

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