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  1. A process, in business terms, refers to a series of linked tasks, which together, result in a specified objective. One can identify the Sales process which could start with the identification of markets, through to prospecting, to making the sale and to the receipt of payment.
  2. In computer terms, a process refers to one of dozens of programs which are running to keep the computer running. When you run a software program, a number of processes may be started. Take a look at the Windows Task Manager in Windows ® NT or 2000® and select the 'Processes' tab. You may be surprised to see the number of processes running, each with its own Process ID number so that the operating system can track each one.

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