What is a Computer?
A computer is an electronic device that operates information, or data. It can store, recover, and process data, according to instructions given to it in a program. You can use a computer to type documents, send email, and look through the internet.

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Four stage of a computer systems:


Input devices:

The hardware used to enter data.
Examples:
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Processor:

The hardware that produces results from entered data.
Examples:

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Output devices:

The hardware that display the results.
Examples:


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Auxiliary storage:

The hardware used to store this information for later retrieval.
Examples:
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Bibliographies:


Images: www.google.com.uy
Information: www.british.edu.uy


Data

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Data is a collection of facts, figures and statistics related to an object. Data can be processed to create useful information. Data is a valuable asset for an organization.

Information

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Information is obtained when data is assembled or processed in a meaningful and useful way.
Information is the summarization of data. Technically, data are raw facts and figures that are processed into information, such as summaries and totals. But since information can also be the raw data for the next job or person, the two terms cannot be precisely defined, and both are used interchangeably.
Data vs Information
Data
Information
Facts, statistics used for reference or analysis.
Knowledge derived from study, experience (by the senses), or instruction.
Numbers, characters, symbols, images etc., which can be processed by a computer.
Communication of intelligence.
Data must be interpreted, by a human or machine, to derive meaning
Information is any kind of knowledge that is exchangeable amongst people, about things, facts, concepts, etc., in some context." *
"Data is a representation of information" *
"Information is interpreted data" *








Sources
Information: http://computer.yourdictionary.com/information
Data: http://www.blurtit.com/q2897552.html
Data vs Information: http://jmcsweeney.co.uk/computing/m150/differences.php