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05/05/10
Watch-outs 20. Cloud computing and ETFs
Filed under: Networking, Mentoring, Mature professionals
Posted by: BlogMaster @ 6:40 pm


Cloud computing is becoming more mainstream
in fields other than business and entertaining. 
The long tail impact is expanding in many fields
and new tools are available for professionals to
benefit from the Internet.  ETFs’ profits can be
eaten up by larger tax bites.

GOOGLE DOCS USED TO BRING
COURSE MATERIAL TO STUDENTS
Source:  C. Eustace (Look at his blog.).

Chris was right. 
Migrate to the cloud for documents for
the Professional Development course and make sure
the grad students knew of the importance of a
personal web presence and twitter.

My powerpoints and the students’ assignments were
uploaded to a course folder in Google-docs and
available for all.

Reasonable documentation
and examples in a help-site.
Know about file size limits on uploads.



TURNING A WEBPAGE INTO A KEEPER

Source:  K. Boerhet, WSJ 4-21-10;  Turning a
WebPage into a Keeper

As more and more activity gets coordinated via the
web, smart resources that do multiple tasks for us
are developed.  How do you “bookmark pages or
documents” for
later reading?  Author Boerhet talked about
this in her 4-21-10 column about icyte.com

 

HIDDEN TAX TRAPS IN ETFs
Source:  J. Zweig, WSJ 4-17-10 Hidden tax traps
in ETFs

 ETFs are taxed higher, especially those involving
alternative assets like commodities and
currencies.  With taxes likely to change, it is
important to explore and be aware of tax
implications to assess holding or buying more.

 

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