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What Are Data Systems?


Data systems convert raw data into useful information for a wide range of industries and applications. They include all the technologies used in collecting, processing, sending and storing data. Hardware software, switches storage devices, and interconnection mechanisms are all a part of data systems. Data systems are comprised of middleware software, which lets different operating systems and administrative systems communicate with one another.

The Pandemic-Ready Data Modernization Initiative of the CDC For instance, it seeks to improve the system of data within state and local departments of health, allowing them to better respond to public health emergencies such as COVID-19. This initiative is a major component of President Biden’s strategy to prepare the nation for a new pandemic. Colleges are essential in this endeavor because they play a significant role in defining and testing the fundamental data system elements.

In essence, any organized collection of symbols and symbol-manipulating operations can be considered an information system. Human-speech analysis at the level of phonemes is a good instance, as is an Incan artifact known as the khipu or an image stored in pixels.

Spacecrafts in space produce an incessant flow of data which needs to be processed, stored and sent back to Earth. The data handling onboard is a computer, but not the type we use on our desktops. Spacecraft onboard data systems are specifically designed and constructed to meet the unique requirements of space. Radiation in space can cause irreparable damage to microprocessors that are not protected. The onboard data handling systems also will handle telecommands to the spacecraft to control it and collect housekeeping telemetry which is required for downlinking to Earth.

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