In our rapidly changing economy, businesses face the challenges of increasing their responsiveness and resiliency to varying market forces while minimizing business costs. Decisions that involve these challenges may catapult a business to success in the marketplace or cause a business to fail. Many examples exist of even a single poor business decision having a devastating impact on a business. Naturally, businesses are using the vast computation power of modern computers to help make crucial decisions. This computational power helps businesses study a large number of scenarios and possibilities in order to reach favorable outcomes, given a particular set of circumstances.
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