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data

noun back-up, documents, evidence, facts, grounds, information, logic, papers, proof, specifics
See also: citation, clue, documentation, dossier, ground, information, intelligence, news, proof, reference, science, study

data

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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Imagine the chief executive of a bank, or insurance company, that does not spend considerable time studying how to procure and deploy the best information processing technologies.
It is also a leader in financial planning, securities brokerage, asset management, international banking, investment banking and information processing and communications services.
Paul Baszucki, Norstan's chief executive officer said, "Norstan is extremely pleased to become a distributor of Octel Communications' voice information processing equipment.
The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2, called "Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules," is a United States security standard used to certify cryptographic modules as a prerequisite for use by government agencies.
Quantum information processing is rapidly maturing, and devices such as MagiQ's QPN 7505 are compelling commercial examples of the emerging applications of quantum mechanics in data security," said Burt Kaliski, chief scientist of RSA Laboratories.
the quantum information processing (QIP) company, recently discovered in testing with AT&T Labs (NYSE: T) that the Earth's magnetic field can introduce errors in quantum cryptography setups when running long spans parallel to the Earth's magnetic field.
In the past, researchers have been constrained in their efforts to help people to improve their analytical/ information processing skills because of a belief that the brain was hard-wired to function in predetermined ways and could not be changed.
OKI Data Corporation, an OKI Group company specializing in the printer business, today announced they have been awarded an "Information Processing Technology Heritage" certification from the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) for their Teletype Model 55.
The topics include bioelectronic devices controlled by enzyme-based information processing systems, some experiments and models in molecular computing and robotics, in vivo information processing using RNA interference, the logic of decision making in environmental bacteria, and qualitative and quantitative aspects of a model for processes inspired by the functioning of the living cell.
These papers are the outcome of the Quantifying Human Information Processing Capabilities project, which sought to quantify information flow in the nervous system, the limits of that flow and its response to emotions.
Dunn and Dunn's theory also proposed that most everyone possesses all the possibilities in terms of perceptual strengths and information processing techniques.
Following a comprehensive evaluation of the leading outsourcing providers, Peoples Community Bank, which has assets of approximately $738 million as of September 30, 2003, selected BISYS to provide enterprise-wide information processing services and technology.

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