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The Road to 4G: WiMax Leads the Way

Gathering momentum and now moving swiftly, a host of companies are progressing with efforts to develop and prove so-called fourth generation, or 4G, wireless technologies ...

HIPAA Revisited, Part 1: Privacy vs. Portability

Responding to heightened concerns about the privacy of individuals' medical and healthcare information, the federal government in 1996 introduced HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It empowered the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and manage the methods governing the collection and sharing of personal health information and the mechanisms with which all U.S. healthcare organizations covered under the Act must comply...

Broadband WiFi Spreads in Latin America

Since emerging from the fringe "Free Network Movement" early in the new millennium, WiFi wireless networking technology, also known as 802.11, has moved rapidly into the mainstream. The technology has gathered many adherents involved in one aspect or another of e-commerce, from network equipment suppliers and e-payment service providers to traditional online merchants...

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Promise and Peril in the Latin American Markets

Since the 1970s, Latin American currency markets have been almost synonymous with high risk. But sparked by the spread of free-trade agreements and regional trading blocs -- such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), its pending successor the Free Trade Association of the Americas (FTAA) and Mercosur -- online trading, investing and speculating in Latin American stock, bond and foreign exchange markets is on a growth trajectory.

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Se Habla E-Business? Latin America Rising

Latin America, as commonly defined, extends from the U.S.-Mexico border in the north to Argentina's remote Tierra del Fuego peninsula in the south. Yet, although many Latin American countries share similar languages and cultural heritage, it would be a mistake to consider the region as a homogenous market. Latin America is characterized by great diversity and strong, pervasive feelings of national, cultural and ethnic identity. This is no less true when it comes to development of e-businesses and applications in the region...

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