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For a real-time system, a computer may be too slow, so dedicated hardware solutions for performing a task may be employed, rather than a pure software solution. This hardware might be a digital, or an analog circuit, or a hybrid of many technologies.

For many commercial businesses, a person may be an integral part of the solution. In this case, the entire 'person(s) + (hardware/software) system' serve as the agent of the task which is being performed.