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FEAC™ Certified Enterprise Architect CEA Study Guide by Beryl Bellman, Ann Reedy, Prakash Rao

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3.8 Data and Information Viewpoint

The Data and Information Viewpoint caters to all producers, consumers, and managers of the data that is generated and consumed by the operations, systems, and services.

What Is the Difference Between Data and Information?

Both data and information represent knowledge. Data is the lowest or rawest form in which that knowledge is stored and managed, such as in a database, in an electronic file, or even as text on a paper document. Information results from processing data to extract meaning and provides the level of knowledge needed to drive action. Information is modeled using semantic models, whereas data is modeled using structural models. One example of the latter is the use of a Logical Data Model to elevate ...

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