fact finding Formal process of using research,interviews, observation and examining documents to find out how a system works.
fax Short for facsimile machine; used to send pages of text over the telephone network.
feasibility study Used to determine whether or not it is possible to proceed with a new system based on a number of arguments such as cost, constraints, etc.
field A place used to hold a single data item within a database.
file A logically organised collection of records,usually where all the records are organised so that they can be stored together within a database.
file server A computer that provides network computers/workstations with controlled access to shared resources.