Time-sharers are often unaware that others are getting computer time because of
the speed with which the CPU handles the users ______________ needs.
Processing and primary storage.
d. Secondary storage.
The overall purpose of data processing is to:
a. Convert information to data.
b. Retrieve data from storage and convert it into understandable form.
Manipulate data that may have possible future relevance.
d. Organize raw data into information meaningful for decision-making.
The three stages of data processing are: input, ______________,and output.
Compared to peripherals (input, output, and auxiliary storage devices), the central
processing unit is:
a. Less expensive.
b. Less efficient/more reliable.
Faster, totally electronic, and more miniaturized.
d. Slower, electromechanical, and less miniaturized.