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Security and Hardware Problems

Handling Operations
In some ways, the main benefit of a transaction processing system can also be a disadvantage: the handling of several thousand operations at once. The transaction processing system must simultaneously coordinate thousands, even millions, of purchases, debit consumers’ bank accounts, hold each person’s private banking and address information and ship out or process the order to the consumer. This system is helpful for any business that wants to make selling goods and services easier for consumers. However, this complex system can be difficult to handle if the business is not large enough to utilize a transaction processing system.

Security and Hardware Problems
Transaction processing systems are a combination of software and hardware used to handle immense quantities of consumer and business data. Because of this, viral security breaches may occur in this system, especially because consumers’ private information is held within the database. Also, any hardware malfunction, such as an electrical outage, could damage a well integrated system that serves millions of consumers. If a business has the resources, the business can invest in high-quality computer security to ensure consumer protection and have hardware to back up data or generators for electricity.