REAL-TIME: A REAL NEED?

Real-time processing -- the ability to gain instantaneous access to key information from virtually any system within a company -- is emerging as a topic of hot debate within many segments of the industry.ols.In areas such as electronic payment systems, real-time processing to access on-line debit, credit and check authorization programs is crucial. In other areas, however, the rallying cry may focus

Real-time processing -- the ability to gain instantaneous access to key information from virtually any system within a company -- is emerging as a topic of hot debate within many segments of the industry.

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In areas such as electronic payment systems, real-time processing to access on-line debit, credit and check authorization programs is crucial. In other areas, however, the rallying cry may focus more on quicker rather than immediate access to data. The issue of how fas

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