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Portability

The character of benefits that may be carried from a previous job to the next.
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Portability

The ability to take one's benefits, particularly health insurance, from one job to another. Some U.S. states require health insurance companies to offer portability. It exists to protect people from the possibility that they will lose their health insurance and be unable to acquire a new policy because of a pre-existing condition that develops between acquiring the first policy and looking for a second.
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Should transferring companies limit data portability in those cases?
Tanguy Van Overstraeten of Linklaters said the data portability right could raise issues of intellectual property.
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One of the issues that are most frequently cited as creating obstacles to a rapid uptake of cloud computing among businesses and individuals is the lack of data portability and cloud interoperability, which might generate the problem of user lock-in: in other words, since it would be very difficult and costly to port personal and business data from a cloud to another cloud, users might end up locked into an unsatisfactory contractual relationship, with no real possibility to switch to competing offers.
This translates into complete data portability. In fact, I am writing this article on the Mac at home but saving it to the "sync folder" I use in the cloud.
The major goal achieved by the presented model is data portability. Even if performance is much lower than commercial homogenous database systems, the ability to share, compare and summarize live information from various data sources with minimal configuration is very useful.
Others, such as Amazon's E3 cloud storage, will require some inquiry into security and privacy but less into the data portability and stability issues.
Facebook is extending its Connect data portability technology to developers of mobile sites and applications, following its launch six months ago for iPhone developers, the company announced in an official blog.
With more than 12.5 million user visits per month across its client network, Madgex anticipates benefits of the structured industry-standard data format and the use of open protocols to increase data portability and secure transfer and aid job seeker acquisition, matching and profile freshness.
He added, "This partnership is also in-line with Microsoft's aspirations for ensuring open connections, enhancing data portability, support for industry standards and open engagement with the industry - the four pillars of the Interoperability initiative.
Microsoft said its new principles include ensuring open connections, promoting data portability, increasing support for open connections, and fostering closer ties with the "open-source community."
* Data portability: Will data files be transferable and run as is on all platforms?