Category:Data systems

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Topics dealing with systems that process data


  • Data acquisition - the process of sampling signals that measure real world physical conditions and converting those samples into digital numeric values that can be used by a computer
  • Data compression- the process of encoding information using fewer bits than the original data would use
  • Data encryption - the translation of data into a code that allows secure storage or transmission
  • Data engineering - the process of engineering the storage, transmission and processing of data to minimize cost or maximize performance
  • Data handling - the process of ensuring that data is stored or disposed of in a secure manner after use
  • Data processing - any computer process that summarizes, analyzes or converts data into usable information
  • Data storage systems - the retention of data in forms not immediately accessible by a CPU, such as hard drives and other devices slower but more permanent than RAM