Online retailer Amazon will no longer be Arizona's duty-free store. Amazon noted in its latest FEC filing that it's going to start collecting Arizona sales tax on purchases in the state, which currently stands at 6.6 percent. This change comes after quite a bit of complaining from state-level authorities about Amazon skirting the sales-tax in Arizona. Amazon's SEC filing says the state sent the company a bill for $53 million last year "alleg[ing] that we should have collected a transaction tax that is similar to a sales tax on applicable transactions" from March 2006, through the end of 2010....
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From Chet Dalzell
The emergence of "big data" as an enterprise concern for many businesses and organizations is, as with most trends, both an opportunity and a concern. I recently was involved in reviewing new and recent Aberdeen Research on "Big Data"—how it is defined, how it is changing information volume (astounding in quantity), variety (both structured and unstructured, with tremendous pressure to integrate and make sense of it), and velocity (pushing the insight, analytics and business rules that flow from such data to lines of business that can best profit from it).