I think the larger question would be why not allow that area to be customized? At the end of the day, it's the small things that keep users using our services. The end-user (business owner) doesn't care who made the software, but gee, wouldn't it be neat if "my employee's" could see our company logo? or company MOTD? or something meaningful to them.
It would be nice if the domain admin of each company could customize the area with their co. logo.
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