Doucment Essay

1578 Words Apr 19th, 2010 7 Pages
The Importance of Data Accuracy
Lisa Simpson
University of Phoenix
CIS 319: Computers and Information Processing
August 18, 2008

The accuracy of data input is an important function of our daily lives. We rely heavily on data accuracy for everyday tasks and trust that this data is accurate so we can maintain our personal, educational, and professional lives. Before the technology age, we simply entered all data manually or had the benefit of limited uses of typewriters, calculators, or faxing documents to others. Now most of us have access to a number of computers, a cell phone, and email. There are various ways of imputing data and which provide various output methods. In addition, there are several storage tools that we
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