CIO Symmetry

Dec 5 2011   7:41PM GMT

Can you use the Kindle Fire for business?

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

Each week, we mine the Web for the jewels of knowledge that appeal to CIOs. This week, we’re looking at the trend of using the Kindle Fire in business, what compels women to quit their IT teams and the expanding reach of the Data.gov website.

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 With the holiday tech season in full swing, this year’s big mover and shaker is Amazon.com’s Kindle Fire tablet. The company plans to ship almost 4 million Kindle Fire units in Q4 2011. But can you use it for business?

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