Information processing is a process in which information is captured, processed and stored and fed into other processes. It stands for electronic data processing in computer science.
Information processing is about preparing information so that it can be processed in the central processing units of computer systems, stored in working memories and storage systems, and output by output devices and used in other processes. The prerequisites for this are provided by digital technology, which creates a uniform data structure for information processing.
Information processing has found its way into many areas of life and science. For example, in social and health care, art, physics, biology, information and computer sciences, electronics and communications technology. Furthermore, in production engineering, construction, traffic, logistics, automotive engineering, energy supply, urban planning, etc., etc. In companies, IT services are used for software development, optimization of production processes, warehouse logistics and building websites for e-business.