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What Good Is Information If Nobody Sees It?
Keeping detailed historical information is a great idea in theory, but how can it be merged with current data to enable split-second decisions? Two companies

what is piece  industry is still discovering what is of interest within the data. In the third phase users will see not raw or aggregated data but higher-level tactical (and ultimately strategic) conclusions culled from the data. Reaching this point will require accumulating years of research and experience, as well as new technologies for modeling business processes. The partnership between Smith-Gardner and nQuire is a necessary and productive step towards a more mature Phase 2 capability. Without some way to

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