Chapter 5

Explain the Value of Data and Information

In this chapter, we explore CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Objective 1.4: Explain the value of data and information. You’ll learn about data and information as assets, the importance of investing in security, relationship of data to creating information, intellectual property (trademarks, copyright, and patents), digital products, and data-driven business decisions (data capture and collection, data correlation, and meaningful reporting).

Foundation Topics

Data and Information as Assets

At one time, an organization’s assets were primarily physical: land, buildings, machinery, and raw materials. Today, although these asset categories are still important, data and the information that can be derived ...

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