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business process

An action taken in the course of conducting business. Whether manual or automated, all processes require input and generate output. Depending on the level of viewing and modeling, a process can be a single task or a complicated procedure such as building a product.

A business information system process typically means updating a database from a transaction such as an order or application form (transaction vs. master). See transaction, business process modeling, business processing and information system.
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The estimated time--effort required to "bring back to life" a vital IT business function, is utilized as the key indicator for applying the ideal recovery testing approach for a specific IT business function.
This will strengthen and integrate our core business function, enabling us to support our expanding business operations, integrate our core business functions and provide better business insights."
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"What is the one business function that brings in the money for the business to use?
In a disaster, every business function that's directly related to the mission statement I've described becomes critical.
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Yet put him in front of a microphone at a boring business function and he turns into the incredible hulk.
Interim management is an employment model that uses senior-level executives to manage a specific business function or special project on a temporary basis, particularly during critical change initiatives such as mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, and downsizing.
The staff at National Repo Center (NRC) view them-selves as performing a critical business function in Northern Ontario by taking valuable commercial assets from troubled or restructuring companies and moving them where it's needed most.
Having identified the 17 business functions that are common to all correctional systems, the project team documented each business function and the associated system requirements in more detail, an important first step in the system development process.
IT security is more a business function than ever, and it's urgent that it be addressed "at the highest levels" of an organization, rather than being treated as a "technical specialty relegated to the IT department," says the IT Governance Institute.

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