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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Who Owns Your Documents?

This is important! Ask yourself this question . . .

When you create a Word document, an Excel spreadsheet or a Powerpoint presentation, do you own that document?

Maybe you wrote a letter. Or a presentation for a meeting. You did it on your computer with your own hands. It is your information you put into the document. But when you saved your document, the name of your file ends with .doc or .xls or .ppt.

You don't own .doc, .xls or .ppt

One company owns them. Microsoft.

So, it is your information you wrote, but do you own the document you created?

Who controls access to your information?

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