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There's an old computer adage that says, "Garbage in, garbage out." From a systems development perspective, this relates to the importance of the information and knowledge gleaned during the analysis stage that ultimately is translated into the functionality of a system. Think about what would happen if misinformation, or erroneous or incomplete knowledge, were used to specify a system. How could these mistakes ultimately impact a company in terms of costs, efficiency, productivity, and competitive advantage?

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Even though computers are considered very reliable and accurate, their ultimate productivity, accuracy and reliability depends on the accuracy and reliability of their usage by humans. Thus, computers, being ultimately reliable on humans, are also prone to errors if not handled accurate by humans who are always prone to such mistakes.

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There's an old computer adage that says, "Garbage in, garbage out." From a systems development perspective, this relates to the importance of the information and knowledge gleaned during the analysis stage that ultimately is translated into the functionality of a system. Think about what would happen if misinformation, or erroneous or incomplete knowledge, were used to specify a system. How could these mistakes ultimately impact a company in terms of costs, efficiency, productivity, and competitive advantage?

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