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Meaning of systems analysis

sys'tems anal"ysis

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the evaluation of an activity to identify its desired objectives and determine procedures for efficiently attaining them.
  2. the methodical study of the data-processing needs of a business or department, together with recommendations for specific hardware and software installations.
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