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A7 COMMERCIAL DATA PROCESSING (DP)

Other concepts related to the design and implementation of systems to carry out commercial data processing are found in several later sections, especially Section A11 Internet, Section C1 Systems design and life cycle, Section C2 Describing systems and Section C12 Managing data files.

Data processing covers those particular computing applications and activities concerned with business and commerce. Examples include:

  • interfaces with retail customers and stock management;
  • financial transactions and maintenance of customer bank accounts;
  • the provision of booking and ticketing for travel and the leisure industry.

The public service and government sectors have become much more automated and have harnessed the ...

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