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Data Management

Example: "The systems administrator has been put in charge of the company's data management."

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Data management refers to the way individuals, companies, and organizations manage computer data. It includes micro applications, such as data architecture and design, as well as macro applications, including data storage, access, and security.

While computer data may be intangible, it can also be valuable. Therefore, it is important for all users to consider how they manage their data. This may involve taking steps such as backing up important files and encrypting personal information.

First Published: 2009
Last Updated: September 23, 2009

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