Computers have conditioned us to believe that up-to-the-second data should be accessible. We have ATM machines that serve our needs for cash in a very timely manner, airline reservation systems that provide very fast response times and bank teller systems that instantly tell us the status of our accounts. And behind the scenes, we have thousands of back office support systems that give two- to three-second response times.In fact, computers that are up-to-the-second accurate and fast are so ubiquitous that there is the appearance that all computers should provide up-to-the-second response times.

What is the business reason for up-to-the-second response times?

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