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Comment Re: How much you got? (Score 1) 184

But support. If you are a medium business you need support... Because your IT department is no where near big enough for super detailed debugging when production is stopped and bills aren't being mailed out. My $200k support contract buys me a person on the line that will stay till the problem is fixed most of the time. The smaller players just can't do that reliably.

Comment Re: Justice Department obtained records of Fox New (Score 0, Offtopic) 162

Yeah! Fox News needs to be investigated... I'm sure the DOJ will give Fox the proper consideration Fox News gives when "investigating" for its programs.

Turnabout is fair play... Fox didn't complain when Bush was singeling out individual reporters from other agencies and sending them home if Bush didn't like their stories.... That started BEFORE 9/11. Not to mention Bush took out 30+ year vets (with character assination) Rather and Brokow because they READ news (another editor approved) the White House didn't want read.

Comment Re:Not about the 80% (Score 0) 365

THAT is the exact problem here, more than some flimsy 4th amendment claim. The IRS is "seorn to privacy" about as much as your cleaning lady... Unless an agent dumped a bunch of F500 financial statements its probably not even an of fence that gets past reprimanded and wrist smacked.

HIPAA is a YOU MUST ENSURE PRIVACY, under pain of financial damages and civil lawsuits. You must ensure with "good faith" that ANY AGENCY you give protected documents to ALSO FOLLOWS HIPAA to your agencies standards. An average IRS agent has ZERO meeting of that standard.. If they were t the IRS the company could get in trouble for letting them access the files at all.

The 4th amendment issue is that IRS documents (and evidence gathered) have very flimsy "privacy" protections... The ITS has no obligation to redact information of other patties nor do they even have to prove they disposed of the information in a HIPAA approved manner, or ANY secure manner. So seven years from now, this information is "free as in Wikileaks" to anybody clever enough to wait for it.

Comment Re:Icahn is bluffing (Score 1) 59

Sure he can. Stockholders only care about the NEXT paycheck so they can cash out. Mr Dell wants to pull an Apple and pool his resources for a big new direction. That means he needs a few quarters off the hamster wheel. He wants to not worry about sales and take the company in for an overhaul. You simply can't do that with guys like Ichan constantly meddeling in what's not their job.

It's the same problem JC Penny CEO had .. It didn't start making money in 3 quarters with the changes only half done. That's why you take the company private, so everybody at the board table agrees with the risks ands some minority player cannot disrupt the works.

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