Explain management of data processing systems in business organizations?

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Data processing systems comprise the interaction of people, processes, and equipment to generate usable information from raw data. Thus, data processing system management involves the administration of the people and equipment aspects of the system including all the processes outlined as follows:

Data conversion—changing the data into the required format that can be processed.

Data cleanup—removing irregularities in the data before processing.

Organizing—categorizing the data into sets/groups.

Analysis—discovering and generating valuable information from the data.

Reporting—presenting the information.

Management of the different aspects of the data processing system involves planning where resources necessary in the system are allocated to the different functions. Management also includes the process of organizing all the functions to ensure seamless operation of the system. Control is an oversight role of management and ensures that the data processing system works as expected and delivers the output required. Control also ensures that any issues affecting the system are realized and addressed.

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A data processing system is a combination of processes that, for any given amount of inputted data, produces a corresponding amount of outputted data. This processing can be manual, automatic, or electronic, though most modern data processing is done through the use of computers. As such, the management of data usually entails highly specific and specialized knowledge concerning the programs that collect and organize data sets. This is especially true in the age of "Big Data," a term that refers to the modern introduction of data sets that are so large and complex that traditional methods of storing and analyzing data are rendered obsolete. In these cases, the data is usually organized into individualized components that are more easily decipherable by data analysts, specialists who are employed by businesses for the purpose of data management. 

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