Business Blog Roundup

businessblogroundup2.jpgDenmark has consolidated the back office functions of government computer systems for all 300 municipalities in the country. Hitachi Data Systems blogs that KMD accomplished this mammoth task in less than six years, setting “the benchmark for e-government.”

A Verizon Poliblogger, echoing insightful commentary by Esther Dyson and Dave Farber, criticizes the so-called “net neutrality” proposal for regulating the Internet. Instead of cumbersome government mandates, he says the solution to bandwidth scarcity is “to do everything possible to encourage more entry, including trying to free up more spectrum and ensuring broadband over power line networks are free of investment constraining regulation.”

If The Graduate had been filmed this year, “nano” might well replace “plastics” as the word of advice for Dustin Hoffman’s Benjamin. A Motorola blogger analyzes the Forbes.com list of nanotechnology highlights for 2006 — including nanowires linked to neurons, pharmaceutical nanotubes and DNA molecules assembled into a smiley face.

Novell’s Chief Marketing Officer reports that its SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 platform has now been downloaded by over one million customers in just six months.

Dell won the National Recycling Coalition‘s (NRC) ninth annual Recycling Works Award, for its global recycling policy, that at the end of a product’s useful life, any consumer should be able to return the product to the manufacturer at no charge and as conveniently as the purchase of a new product.

The Owens Corning Pink Panther Energy blog explains the importance of adequate home insulation for frost-bitten customers unfazed by global warming hysteria.

Blogging from the Strategic Product Management & Product Innovation conference in Shanghai, a prominent Internet guru reports on the ebullient mood of the Chinese business community. China expects this year to overtake the U.S. as the second-largest exporter and then displace Germany as the largest exporter in 2008. Brands of particular Chinese companies are soon to replace the “Made-In-China” label so common around the world.