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Give the difference between data and information along with an example. - Accounts

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Give the difference between data and information along with an example.

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Data Information
Data is unorganised and unrefined facts Information comprises processed, organised data presented in a meaningful context
Data is an individual unit that contains raw materials which do not carry any specific meaning. Information is a group of data that collectively carries a logical meaning.
Data doesn’t depend on information. Information depends on data.
It is measured in bits and bytes. Information is measured in meaningful units like time, quantity, etc.
Raw data alone is insufficient for decision making Information is sufficient for decision making
An example of data is a student’s test score The average score of a class is the information derived from the given data.
Concept: DBMS in Business Application
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