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Brief Description Edit

Collecting is the process by which data is entered into a computer system. It includes deciding what data is required, how it is sourced and how it is encoded for entry into the system. It can be classified as an input process.

Hardware Example Edit

An example of a hardware device that uses the Collection process is a video camera. It records video and then saves it in a way that allows it to be accesses later on, such as a VLC or .avi format. This is how it decides what data is required, how the data is sourced and how it is encoded to be entered into a system.

Software Example Edit

An example of a software device that utilises the Collection process is a device driver. A device driver allows hardware such as a keyboard or mouse to interface with an operating system. This is how hardware can be used for the Collecting Information Process.