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Data mining is past the hype stage and has proven that it can produce significant bottom-line results. This paper discusses the 
many measurable benefits that data mining delivers, including solving complex needle in the haystack problems, eliminating the bad 
(such as fraud), pinpointing the good (opportunities), and streamlining decision processes. Learn how organizations are using data 
mining to solve their problems. http://www.teleparallelism.com/Brainstorm/DMPTS.htm