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for the puposes of data protection legislation, data is information which is being processed by means of equipment operating automatically in response to instructions given for that purpose, is recorded with the intention that it should be processed by means of such equipment, or is recorded as part of a relevant filing system or with the intention that it should form part of a relevant filing system. It need not be held on a computer.
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When the story moves to Perot's later years at EDS, we catch the first hints of his darker side, with a brief account of his vicious "scorched earth" campaign to discredit a competitor who had outbid EDS for a $2 billion Texas data-processing contract.
CompuSearch Sees Slow Data-Processing Job Market for the Second Half of 1987 CompuSearch, a division of Management Recruiters International, Inc., said planned staff increases for data-processing professionals will level off in the latter half of 1987, reflecting industry readjustments.
announced that it has developed a technology that offers both high speed data-processing and high-capacity storage in distributed storage systems, in order to speed up the processing of ever-increasing volumes of data.