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1. Introduction Information systems are increasingly strategic, increasingly expensive, and increasingly critical to the operation of any enterprise. As IT budgets soar, careful understanding of the potential benefits of information systems investments becomes critical. Likewise, as information systems become increasingly critical to operations, and as(More)
Dynamic programming has long been recognized as a very powerful approach to optimization problems. However, its applicability has been somewhat limited because of the high computational requirements of the standard computational procedure. Fortunately, in recent years a number of new computational techniques have been developed for reducing the(More)
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