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Staying In Touch With Loved Ones With Technology

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Technology these days can sometimes be considered a bad thing, using up natural resources to function and making things a little too easy. There is one thing that can be said for it, though –it makes communicating with the ones you love easy. If you're an exchange student from China in the United States, you can still talk to you parents every day, face to face with audio/video technologies. If you're simply greeting a grandparent or loved one a few hours away, sending off a quick email works well too, and it's less time-consuming. Really, there is an option for every situation. You can even chat with a friend throughout the day while you're at work, in school or whatever else.

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The advantages of using technology for business communication

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More and more business owners are finding out there is significant advantages when it comes to using technology for business communication. The proliferation of technology especially when it comes to communication has literally changed the way that the business world operates. While a few years ago only a few businesses used cell phones, webcams, and even the internet, today this type of communication technology is commonplace in a majority of businesses. If you are a business owner who has not seen and understood what this type of technology can do for your business then it is important to learn that right away. Here are the advantages of using technology for business communication-

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Picking a good VoIP provider

bluetooth33032969.jpgThe rising cost of traditional phone lines has forced many people to switch to VoIP phones. VoIP stands for voice over internet protocol. This means you need high-speed internet in order to make and receive phone calls. Choosing the right VoIP provider can be a difficult task. Vonage is one of the most-popular VoIP providers out there, along with hundreds of others.

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Using pod casting to stay ahead

dotcominbriefcase19157840.jpgTechnology is always going to open new doors for small business owners. One of the things that has come up in the recent past is pod casting. Pod casts are simply audio blogs. They use RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feeds to transmit the data. Normally you will record a presentation with a pod cast and then mix it with other things and upload it to a web site where your customers can download it.

This is a great way to make some money because you can upload training seminars that your customers can download and use on MP3 players and other portable devices. This helps the customer gain the information they need on-demand and it helps to increase customer loyalty with your company.

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Using communication technology to increase business

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There are businesses that still rely on the traditional ways of communications like the use of the telephone and using paper for memos and letters, just as they did for years before the information age. Most often these methods do not easily support the level of rapid productivity that growing businesses need to quickly excel in today's rapid growth environment. Using communication technology helps to increase business productivity and to focus better on the interactions between employees, partners and customers. Network-based communications tools like email and web applications will significantly improve your organization's profitability and without a doubt will also enhance customer satisfaction. This would be a great contributing factor to business growth and success.

Today, most successful businesses around the world achieve high level of productivity and customer support by implementing network-based communications technology. These tools are vital to managing growth and increasing success in larger and more lucrative market. Many growing businesses reach a level when the traditional way of communicating can no longer easily manage day-to-day activities. When this occurs, a seemingly insignificant matter such as a few missed phone calls or errors in handwritten customer orders can rapidly increase into substantial problems. These problems can significantly reduce customer satisfaction. This kind of problem cannot be if the business is to compete efficiently in today's highly competitive market. At this important moment in a business' progress, success depends on updating communication processes rapidly, in a way that supports future growth.

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Will I be able to use my phone during power outages with VoIP?

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Will VoIP systems work in power outages in order for me to be able to use my phone? Are there back up programs set up in the case of a power outage? That is a good question. In a power outage, it is often important that you have a standard corded telephone to plug in, as a back up for communication of the return of the power, and in the case of any emergency.

With the personal set up of the VoIP telephone, you may be using only the adapter to transfer the voice to data. In this case, with no back up set up you would not have 911 Dialing and SureRing. VoIP services will not work during an electrical power outage or broadband provider outage. While you cannot control a power outage that actually disrupts your broadband Internet service, one method you can use is to install an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to your Internet router to continue to provide AC power to your DSL/cable/wireless modem, phone adaptor and phone. A UPS can be purchased at an electronics store.

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Why are long distance calls on VoIP so cheep?

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What makes it possible for long distance and International calls with VoIP to be so cheep or free? That is a great question. There is an equally as great answer.
VoIP uses the voice over Internet protocol technology. This is the process of taking the voice or video you send, transferring that information to data, taking that data and compressing it, then sending that compressed data to another computer for decompressing and turning back into sound. All of this in so short of an amount of time that it is real time communication with little to no pause or interruption.

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Where can I sign up for VoIP services?

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With the growing popularity of VoIP and the VoIP hybrids, you can sign up with any VoIP service providers in about any area in the world, through many companies.

VoIP can be gotten from providers from all over the world. As long as you have a broadband connection, a high-speed connection would be best, and the soft phone, or the ATA adapter, you can have VoIP.

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What is Vonage and how does it work?

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Vonage is one of the largest VoIP or voice over Internet protocol services available for communicating worldwide.

With Vonage, you can make and receive phone calls over the Internet. This is instead of using the traditional phone lines.

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What is voice over Internet protocol or VoIP?

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What is VoIP? That sounds almost like something you would say, "gesundheit" in response to the word. However, VoIP is voice over Internet Protocol.
Voice over Internet Protocol is the ability to talk and communicate information by using the Internet instead of the more conventional phone lines. There are many benefits to VoIP, which we will discuss.
As there has been talk, about many of the new technologies, I am sure VoIP or something to do with using the Internet or computer to talk has come up. However, the idea of VoIP is not that new. The original idea of Network Protocol was around in 1955.
Internet calls are referred to many ways:

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What is PSTN and what is its relationship to VoIP?

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PSTN or public switched telephone network is the traditional way of communicating over the telephone line. VoIP is the new technology used to communicate over the Internet, similarly to the PSTN or traditional telephone service.

PSTN is a circuit switched communication technology where VoIP is a packet switched technology. PSTN calls use their own dedicated lane on the communication highway, and the VoIP calls share a lane of sorts with other traffic.

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What is DID and how does it work?

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DID or direct inward dialing is the set up that works with a companies PBX Private Branch Exchange system. This system allows a phone in a group of phones to have its own extension and allows for direct calls to that line.

DID works like this, each phone in the PBX system may be assigned a seven-digit telephone number, and this will include a four or five digit extension number.

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What is a branded VoIP reseller?

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Branded VoIP resellers are the companies that sale the service, equipment and support for specific VoIP products. These people have made the time and financial investment to resell the products and services for VoIP using their name, products, and pricing.

Internet telephony is a huge field that is growing all the time. This lucrative opportunity has caught the eye of many investors. That is why now you see so many more names out there instead of just Vonage and AT&T.

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What companies are the major suppliers of VoIP?

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The top major suppliers of VoIP are in a constant struggle to get your business. What are the major VoIP suppliers and what do they have to offer?

Here is a list of the companies that are currently the major suppliers of VoIP services. You can also see what they have to offer you for the best VoIP service to meet your communication needs.

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What are the problems with VoIP and how serious are they?

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VoIP has evolved as with any other technical break through. Originally there were some problems with VoIP, however with the technology today these problems are minimal if any and definitely not serious.

The transfer of voice traffic over packet networks, and especially voice over IP, is rapidly gaining acceptance. This growth is predicted to continue in rapid leaps over then next three years.

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How reliable is VoIP service?

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As you are deciding about transferring your communication services from the traditional phone to a VoIP service phone, you might wonder how reliable this service is?

Communication is one of the most important functions in society today. Everything we do is centered on our communication process. From home phones, cell phones, email, chat programs, text messaging and every other way we communicate.

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How does voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) work?

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VoIP is a great new way to communicate, but how does voice over Internet protocol work?

There has been a great deal of work, time and effort, which has gone into the overall steps of VoIP creation. This process is anything but simple. However here is a general run down in order to give an idea of how this technological break through came about and how it works.

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Do I need to buy a separate phone to use broadband telephone?

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With broadband telephones, you use the same traditional corded or cordless phone that you would normally use. You do not need to buy a separate phone. The main difference is that broadband telephones use the Internet to transfer the voice instead of the fiber optics cables used in the traditional phone lines.

Broadband telephones work like this. When you picked up your phone and dialed a call, using the traditional method of calling, there was a series of connections, which ran through the designated fiber-optic cable. This then sends the analog signal of your voice, through the cable, to the user on the other end of the conversation.

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Do I get a lower quality of phone call from a VoIP than regular phone service?

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The qualities of VoIP phone call services are now as high quality or higher than that of the traditional phones. However, this was not always the case.

When the original idea of a VoIP service phone calls came about, there were a couple issues that made the service more difficult and inconvenient to have.

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Does VoIP save me money when I call internationally?

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VoIP can save you money on your regular phone, long distance and international calls. There are a couple reasons why?

VoIP is voice over Internet protocol. This process is the calling to a recipient using one of three methods, computer to computer; phone to computer, or phone to phone.

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Does 911 work on my VoIP services?

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If there is one phone number all kids and adults alike know, it is 911. This is for the safety of each of us. However, will 911 work the same with a VoIP phone service?

That is a good question. In the beginning of the VoIP creation, there were areas that were different from the traditional telephone. There were a few reliability and sound quality issues. However, most of this has as with any new technology, evolved and is better than ever.

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Can I access VoIP through my cell phone?

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New technology is starting to work with the VoIP communication systems and cell phones. This is still a very young process, but the steps are taking place.

There has been beta testing that is currently taking place that will bring some of the major forms of VoIP services to the cell phone communication systems. The VoIP communication works with a cell phone that has an Internet connectivity capability.

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Podcasting, a fun new way to communicate

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With how fast our technology is advancing it seems like every time you turn around there is a new way for teens and young adults to communicate with each other. It always seems like each new communication device is geared towards teens and young adults, but not long afterwards businesses pick up on the method and turn it into a form of advertising. It seems like just yesterday that text messaging was the only method used by teenagers and young adults to communicate with each other, but now we have something called podcasting that allows you to communicate with your friends without having to waste minutes on your phone.

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AOL Instant Messenger

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One of AOL's best features is AIM, AOL Instant Messenger. AIM makes it easy to keep in touch wherever your friends might be in the world, and is a fun, free way to chat. Share your photo's and enjoy live conversations with everyone on your contact's list (called the Buddy List). You can now add up to 500 of your friends and contacts to your Buddy List. Now is the time to organize your chats, stay in touch and even have video chats with your friends. It's time to find out what you have been missing. Why wouldn't you want to download AIM? It's free, fast, and fun. All you need is a web browser.

Just what exactly is a Buddy List? It's all of your buddies, family members and other acquaintances such as Co-workers or classmates. The Buddy List window lets you keep track of all these people in your life that are signed onto the AOL Instant Messenger service. When you sign on to AIM, your Buddy List window automatically appears. Four groups are created for you in your Buddy List window. You are able to add new buddies to any of these groups (except Offline) or create additional buddy groups.

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AOL Instant Messenger

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One of AOL's best features is AIM, AOL Instant Messenger. AIM makes it easy to keep in touch wherever your friends might be in the world, and is a fun, free way to chat. Share your photo's and enjoy live conversations with everyone on your contact's list (called the Buddy List). You can now add up to 500 of your friends and contacts to your Buddy List. Now is the time to organize your chats, stay in touch and even have video chats with your friends. It's time to find out what you have been missing. Why wouldn't you want to download AIM? It's free, fast, and fun. All you need is a web browser.

Just what exactly is a Buddy List? It's all of your buddies, family members and other acquaintances such as Co-workers or classmates. The Buddy List window lets you keep track of all these people in your life that are signed onto the AOL Instant Messenger service. When you sign on to AIM, your Buddy List window automatically appears. Four groups are created for you in your Buddy List window. You are able to add new buddies to any of these groups (except Offline) or create additional buddy groups.

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Which VOIP service is the best?

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Voice Over Internet Protocol the new, inexpensive, easy to understand telephone service. However, which VOIP service is the best?

Well the best place to start is to understand what VOIP is Voice over Internet Protocol is a high tech way of saying making phone calls using the Internet.

This is a great technology because it is simple, less expensive and can make long distant calls all over the world free.

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What are the key abbreviations used in text messages?

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You may want to know the accepted key abbreviations before sending too many text messages. The sending of text messages is also known as Short Message Service (SMS). This service is available on most digital mobile phones and many other mobile devices. The Short Message Service permits you to send short messages that are text only between mobile phones and other hand held devices.

You may find this difficult depending on the keyboard device you have to use. Some phones have small keyboards with keys. Other phones only have the standard number keys with a few other buttons. If you are using the number keys, you will have to touch the key multiple times to get to the letter you want. This is why Text Messages are often referred to as TXT. You will quickly learn to abbreviate your typing because it can get very tedious trying to type out a long message.

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What are the key abbreviations used in instant messaging?

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In order to be proficient at instant messaging you will need to know the key abbreviations. Instant messaging has become one of the most popular means of communicating. It's as simple as chat, with the privacy of email. Additionally, you don't have to wait for a message so you can have a two way conversation like a phone.

You may choose from several different instant message providers. AOL Instant Messenger is currently the most popular instant messaging service you can find. Also, you don't have to be an AOL customer to participate in the instant message service. MSN Messenger is a simple program and if you already have a Microsoft Passport account you may already have a Messenger account. ICQ is more advanced and allows for file transfers, chat rooms or one on one chat along with other features.

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AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, or IRC - Which instant messaging program should I choose?

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Chat, chat, and chat. With AIM, ICQ, Yahoo Messenger, or IRC instant messaging programs available, which do you choose?

Communicating on the Internet has become the new phone. Talking to friends, meeting new people, dating, sales, or help with homework. It is free, cheep and easy. Many programs can be downloaded easily from the messaging program web site. Most of these programs have several great features and simple to get up and going.

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Technology to improve office communication

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Using video conferencing in business

webcam45381716.jpg It used to be that in order to hold conferences with customers or employees, you had to fly them in and meet with them face to face. Then, with the advent of conference calling, you could bring everyone together via a speaker phone. Now, technology has made it possible for customers and clients to meet together via video, without ever leaving their respective offices. This is known as video conferencing.

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Should my business use Web conferencing?

laptopwithwebcamera45381702.jpg These days, more and more companies are finding that web conferencing is an effective, cost-effective way to handle business. Web conferencing is a form of technology that uses an internet connection to hold group meetings or trainings in real-time via the internet.

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Bluetooth technology considerations

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Bluetooth technology has changed talking on the phone as we know it. It is much more convenient and safer when using Bluetooth devices. If you would like to have technology you can trust and is convenient for everyday use, especially while driving, then look at some of Bluetooth's technology considerations.

The Bluetooth name comes from a 10th century Danish King, Harald Bluetooth, who reigned from 940 to 985. King Bluetooth was the one who unified Denmark and brought order to the country. The symbolic nature of this is what led the maker of Bluetooth use the Bluetooth name.

There are many advantages when considering using Bluetooth technology:

It uses low energy consumption
Bluetooth technology doesn't require large amounts of power. By keeping the transmission power to a low setting, 1 milliwatt, Bluetooth is great for mobile battery operated devices. As a result, the technology requires little energy and will therefore use less battery or electrical power. Obviously, this is a great benefit for mobile devices because Bluetooth won't drain the life of your device's battery.

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Choosing an automated system for your business

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There are a lot of different things that you can do to improve your business. For example you can upgrade equipment or even get new equipment such as an automated system. If you are thinking about getting an automated system here are some tips on choosing an automated system for your business.

The first tip is to make sure that you shop around. Shopping around not only will help you to get the best price but it will also help you to be able to see what type of quality you will be getting for the price. It will also help you to see what different brands are out there and what they all consist of.

The second tip is to make sure that you determine what you need in a automated system before you start looking. You will see that there are a lot of different automated systems out there that have a lot of different features. Because there is so much to choose from you don't want to get overwhelmed and end up not getting what you were looking for in the first place. The best way to help you keep on track is to make a list of things you want and don't want. When you go out shopping you can see which systems have what you are looking for and leave the ones alone that don't have what you want.

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The benefits of micros systems for restaurants

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Micros systems have been around since 1977. In recent years, though, they have become increasingly used in restaurants. There are many benefits of micros systems for restaurants, which make them a great asset to any restaurant, no matter how big or small.

One of the key benefits to micros systems in restaurants is that they are fairly easy to learn and use. The micros systems are mostly touchscreen computers. Generally, touchscreen computers are more accessible, allowing users of every skill and knowledge level to use them. The touchscreen, because it is fairly simple to use, will probably require less employee training since it, in a way, walks the user through the various services offered by the system.

Their straightforward design allows workers in a restaurant to see and point at exactly what they want. For example, a server can easily place an order to be sent back to the kitchen. The server finds the ordered item on the computer and touches the screen. This will usually bring up another screen or menu, asking for specifics (like quantity or if some part or ingredient needs to be omitted or if extra is wanted). Not only does the touchscreen micros system make this easy, but it can also be done quickly. Just a few touches here and there and the order is sent.

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Should you put company sensitive information on smartphones?

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Smartphones have opened a new door for people, especially in business. Not only are they more available and easy to contact with a cell phone, but there are other uses. With so much information on the Internet and the convenience of email at their fingertips, it makes sense that the smartphone has seen a surge in popularity, especially with the advent of the iPhone and the BlackBerry. Because these smartphones are used so often for business purposes, you may find yourself asking if you should put company sensitive information on smartphones.

Many people are surprised when they find out how susceptible mobile devices, including the smartphone, are to hackers and information thieves. Few people would consider going on a wireless network with their laptop without the proper antivirus and security precautions. But, most people don't give much thought to the security of their mobile devices, like smartphones or PDA's. Yet, these devices, though smaller, require just as much.

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Executing data migration in a cost effective way

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Data migration is something that companies will have to do at some time. There are many challenges and factors that go into data migration and how it is done. Because it can be quite a time-consuming and sometimes overwhelming process, the cost of data migration can be high. However, once these challenges of data migration are understood, companies and organizations will do a better job executing data migration in a cost effective way.

Before understanding the challenges companies face when undertaking such a task, it important to have a clear understanding of what data migration entails. Data migration is, to put it simply, the transferring of data to a different computer, format, or system. This is typically done with programming, however it is also sometimes done manually (if someone does do your data migration manually, expect a hefty pricetag due to the tedious nature of the job and the long hours).

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Best web cams

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Knowing how to pick out a web cam that is right for you depends on what your budget is, what you will be using your web cam for, and how much quality you want in your web cam picture.

The majority of web cams have rather poor video quality. They are fuzzy and do not focus particularly well; in the same vein, the majority of web cams also have poor color quality and poor sound quality. We all know this from watching home made videos made with web cams that have been posted on YouTube.

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Affordable communication technology


It seems that with each year that passes by us, technology just gets more and more expensive. Sure, old programs and computers decrease in price, but anything new and top of the line is usually out of the average person's price range. So would you surprised to find out that there is still some affordable communication technology out there?

Let's start with cell phones. Almost everyone has a cell phone these days and some of them border on cheap! You can sign up for a cell phone plan for well under one hundred dollars. Many times cell phone providers even throw in a free cell phone with your new plan! And then you simply pay a monthly fee that varies depending on your coverage and features.

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How to use, and when you need Smart phones


Many business owners wonder if smart phones would be a good investment for them. They wonder if they are enough or too much for their needs. And further more, they wonder if they will be outsmarted by a smart phone!

If you have been wondering if a smart phone is a good idea for you, here are a few questions to ask yourself. Do you have a phone and a PDA attached to your belt? Do you carry a day planner? Do you have a laptop with you all the time?

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Comparing cellular phone service providers for your business plan

It is hard to know what phone service plan will be best for your business. It is also time consuming to take the time to compare all of them. Many business owners don't have time to spare, but they also don't have the money to spare on paying too much with the wrong provider.

Save yourself some time, here are the business plans for the most popular cell phone service providers. Listed are the smallest, as well as the largest plans offered by each company and other regular charges.

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Using telecommunications


Using telecommunications with technology leading the way. Telecommunications have been around in one form or another for hundreds of years. Going back all the way to smoke signals. Now, technology has grown from the smoke signal, to the devices and signals we have today. However, the idea is basically the same. How to get information to transfer quickly over a long distance?

Well replacing the smoke signals currently we use electromagnetic waves in most cases. These waves are managed with electronic transmitters. Telecommunication is now a wide spread type of communication that can even reach as far as outer space.

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What are WAP phones? How can you use them?

These days, new technologies are a dime a dozen. Every few months or even weeks, someone has developed a new, bigger, better and much cooler phone, TV, iPod, computer, etc. It can be really hard to keep up with it all! Which brings us to a new technological advancement: WAP phones? But what are they? And how can you use them? Let's find out!

First, we'll begin by talking about what WAP means. WAP is an international standard for applications that use wireless communication. The basic point of WAP is to allow access to the internet from a mobile phone or PDA (personal digital assistant). A WAP browser is to provide all the basic services of a computer based web browser. However, it is simplified to operate within the parameters of a mobile phone. WAP is now the protocol used for most of the international world's mobile internet sites, known as WAP sites. WAP sites are websites written in, or converted to WML (wireless markup language) and accessed through the WAP browser.

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What you need to know about the Wing (T-mobile phone) and how it can help your business

Imaging sending entire PowerPoint presentations through the phone, or having your tech support people make website adjustments from the field. The future is coming alive as communications companies strive to mobilize communication technology. The Wing phone, featuring Wi-Fi technology and access to high-speed networks is one-step towards a totally mobile workplace. Amid all of the hype surrounding Apple's iPhone, you might have missed the fact that T-Mobile came out with the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6, internet ready, Wi-Fi phone first.

This phone, the Wing, replaces the T-Mobile MDA, which itself had only been on the market for 18 months. This shows how quickly mobile Wi-Fi technology is improving and might be a good reason to wait for the next version or even the next. Improvements from the MDA to the Wing include a 2-megapixel camera, better voice quality, better picture quality, and Windows Mobile 6.

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The pros and cons of instant messaging and text in the workplace

It wasn't that long ago that there was no such thing as instant messaging or text messaging. Most big companies wrote their policies and procedures manuals long before "text messaging" even had a meaning. Because of this rapid change in communication and technology, there is a lot of grey area surrounding messaging in the work place. One the one hand, improvements in communication tends to improve productivity. On the other hand, you don't want your employees text messaging at work. This is a brief description of the advantages and disadvantages of messaging in the workplace

Advantages

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Using radios and head sets to communicate at work

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When it comes to communicating at work there are so many different types of methods that can be used it is sometimes hard to pick the one that will work best for your industry. Two popular ways of communicating at work are using radios and head sets to communicate, but these types of communication devices will not work well in every industry. So before you decide to use radios and head sets to communicate at work you should consider what you want to use them for.

Here are some tips and ideas for using head sets to communicate at work.

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Choosing the best cell phone provider for your business

Cell phones are great for personal use because they keep you connected where ever you decide to go, and for that same reason they are great for business use. It used to be that your customers could only get a hold of you through a paging service or an answering machine if you were not in the office. Customers would have to wait until you got the message for you to call back, but with cell phones your customers can get a hold of you at anytime. More and more businesses are using cell phones to help improve their customer service, as well as for staying in contact with workers out in the field. But with how many cell phone providers there are it can be a rather daunting task to pick the right cell phone provider for your business.

Here are some tips to help you choose the right cell phone provider for your business.

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Bluetooth Technology - Is it right for your business?

The best way to determine if Bluetooth technology is right for your business is to first learn what it is and then learn how you could use it to benefit your business.
Bluetooth Technology is a wireless, automatic, and inexpensive way to communicate between devices. There are many devices coming out with Bluetooth capabilities. Some include cell phones and handhelds. Bluetooth is a networking system that doesn't require a router. You can send information without the use of cables or an Internet connection.
Bluetooth technology uses a weak signal so it doesn't interfere with cell phone signal or other signals, such as the radio. Bluetooth technology usually has a range of 10 meters. This is due to the weak signal, it can not travel further than that. So if you have a huge business, Bluetooth technology won't be able to reach everyone no matter where you are in your building. The range it can travel is a downside to Bluetooth, as compared to other networking options.

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Benefits of using digital multi-line phone system

Technology improves all our lives. Technology improves our experience of entertainment such as movies and music, household tasks such as cleaning and repairing, and office necessities such as photocopying and printing. Most of us wouldn't know what to do without our computers, DVD players, iPods, and so forth. They practically bathe and dress in the mornings and send us off to work or school with a kiss. We store pictures on our cellphones, play games on our organizers, and pipe music through our notebook computers. We pay bills, buy birthday presents, have groceries and pizza delivered, grab movie tickets, hire a lawyer, look up court dates, plead no contest, read a book, listen to the latest songs, watch the latest movie trailers, absorb the latest sports updates, newspaper headlines, celebrity gossip, erotica, comedy, controversy, trivia, hobby advice, relationship breakthroughs, horoscopes, pet tips, pop psychology, scholarly advances, scientific triumphs, religious embarrassments, political dirt, diet fads, health trends, Elvis sightings, Beatles tributes, Dylan bootlegs, and so forth, on the same devices that allow us to plan our week, remember key dates, take our medication on time, phone a friend, email an enemy, chat with family, and so on. Everything is marvelously linked to everything else.

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How to send faxes over email

New technology is emerging nowadays that make faxing important documents much, much easier. Gone are the days of irritating noisy fax sounds. Gone are the days when your phone lines are tied up for hours. Gone are the times when your documents never get to your recipient or the images are so garbled that your recipient can not read them. Faxing can be expensive. And it can be unreliable. But today there is a new option: email faxing. This article will teach you how to send faxes over email.

But first, let's learn a few things about e-faxes and how it works. E-faxes use the internet to send and receive faxes. Traditional faxing involves sending a scanned copy of a document from one fax machine to another over a phone line. A fax machine is an electronic instrument composed of a scanner, a modem, and a printer. It transmits data in the form of pulses through a telephone line to a recipient, which is usually another fax machine, which then transforms these impulses into images, and prints them on paper.

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How to send e-faxes

Faxing important documents can be a noisy, irritating process. It ties up your phone lines and doesn't copy images well. It can be expensive. Basically, it's just a pain. But there is a new kind of fax that takes all of that hassle away: e-faxes. But what is it? And how do you send e-faxes?

E-faxes use the internet to receive and send faxes. Traditional faxing involves sending a scanned copy of a document (a facsimile) from one fax machine to another, over the phone network. A fax machine is an electronic instrument composed of a scanner, a modem, and a printer. It transmits data in the form of pulses through a telephone line to a recipient, which is usually another fax machine, which then transforms these impulses into images, and prints them on paper.

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How to set up a voicemail system on a multi-line phone

Every office needs a multi line phone system. But it can be difficult to know how to choose the best one for your needs. The phone system you use in any business is very important. You are going to have many calls coming in from important customers and you do not want to have all those customers go straight to an answering machine if you are on the phone. You do not want them to have a hard time getting hold of you. That might hurt your business rather than help it. Your customers need to be able to get through to you and talk to you when they call. But if for some reason you are unavailable, you need to have a voicemail message that if friendly, easy to understand, and will enable you to quickly access your messages and return you missed calls. So here's how to set up a voicemail system on your multi-line phone.

First, you need to know what kind of system your company has, since each system will have a slightly different voicemail system. There are three main types of multiple line systems for small businesses. These types are PBX systems, Key systems and KSU-less systems. They each have great features for different types of businesses. Let's get to know the main types of multi-line phone systems:

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How to send video files over your in office network

Sending video files over your in office network can be quick and simple. The files can be sent in a variety of ways. The best method for you probably depends on what kind of operating system you're using and how your computer is networked. Your alternatives are: sending files via the network neighborhood or sending files using ftp software.

Here's what to do to send files over the network neighborhood. You can use this method if you have a Windows NT or Windows 2000 operating system

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How to send faxes over email

New technology is emerging nowadays that make faxing important documents much, much easier. Gone are the days of irritating noisy fax sounds. Gone are the days when your phone lines are tied up for hours. Gone are the times when your documents never get to your recipient or the images are so garbled that your recipient can not read them. Faxing can be expensive. And it can be unreliable. But today there is a new option: email faxing. This article will teach you how to send faxes over email.

But first, let's learn a few things about e-faxes and how it works. E-faxes use the internet to send and receive faxes. Traditional faxing involves sending a scanned copy of a document from one fax machine to another over a phone line. A fax machine is an electronic instrument composed of a scanner, a modem, and a printer. It transmits data in the form of pulses through a telephone line to a recipient, which is usually another fax machine, which then transforms these impulses into images, and prints them on paper.

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How to keep your fax machine working

or many businesses, sending faxes is a crucial part of the day in the life of an employee. Without the handy dandy fax machine, orders would not be sent, customers would not be happy, and bills would not be paid. Let's face it. We all rely on the fax machine to keep our businesses running. But what happens when they break? Does your business fall apart? How can you keep your fax machine working properly?

Here are five steps to keeping your fax machine working well through proper maintenance:

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How to keep your fax machine working

or many businesses, sending faxes is a crucial part of the day in the life of an employee. Without the handy dandy fax machine, orders would not be sent, customers would not be happy, and bills would not be paid. Let's face it. We all rely on the fax machine to keep our businesses running. But what happens when they break? Does your business fall apart? How can you keep your fax machine working properly?

Here are five steps to keeping your fax machine working well through proper maintenance:

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How to keep your fax machine working

or many businesses, sending faxes is a crucial part of the day in the life of an employee. Without the handy dandy fax machine, orders would not be sent, customers would not be happy, and bills would not be paid. Let's face it. We all rely on the fax machine to keep our businesses running. But what happens when they break? Does your business fall apart? How can you keep your fax machine working properly?

Here are five steps to keeping your fax machine working well through proper maintenance:

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How to choose a multi line phone system for your office

Every office needs a multi line phone system. But it can be difficult to know how to choose the best one for your needs. The phone system you use in any business is very important. You are going to have many calls coming in from important customers and you do not want to have all those customers go straight to an answering machine if you are on the phone. You do not want them to have a hard time getting hold of you. That might hurt your business rather than help it. Your customers need to be able to get through to you and talk to you when they call. So you need to be able to choose the best multi line phone system available. Here are some tips on how to do that.

There are three main types of multiple line systems for small businesses. These types are PBX systems, Key systems and KSU-less systems. They each have great features for different types of businesses. When you are choosing a multiple line phone system for your business, these features are things you will want to keep in mind. Look at each system, and determine which best meets your unique needs.

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How to choose a multi line phone system for your office

Every office needs a multi line phone system. But it can be difficult to know how to choose the best one for your needs. The phone system you use in any business is very important. You are going to have many calls coming in from important customers and you do not want to have all those customers go straight to an answering machine if you are on the phone. You do not want them to have a hard time getting hold of you. That might hurt your business rather than help it. Your customers need to be able to get through to you and talk to you when they call. So you need to be able to choose the best multi line phone system available. Here are some tips on how to do that.

There are three main types of multiple line systems for small businesses. These types are PBX systems, Key systems and KSU-less systems. They each have great features for different types of businesses. When you are choosing a multiple line phone system for your business, these features are things you will want to keep in mind. Look at each system, and determine which best meets your unique needs.

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How to choose a multi line phone system for your office

Every office needs a multi line phone system. But it can be difficult to know how to choose the best one for your needs. The phone system you use in any business is very important. You are going to have many calls coming in from important customers and you do not want to have all those customers go straight to an answering machine if you are on the phone. You do not want them to have a hard time getting hold of you. That might hurt your business rather than help it. Your customers need to be able to get through to you and talk to you when they call. So you need to be able to choose the best multi line phone system available. Here are some tips on how to do that.

There are three main types of multiple line systems for small businesses. These types are PBX systems, Key systems and KSU-less systems. They each have great features for different types of businesses. When you are choosing a multiple line phone system for your business, these features are things you will want to keep in mind. Look at each system, and determine which best meets your unique needs.

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How to choose a cell phone provider for your sales team

In the business world, communication is the key to success. You never know when you may need to get in touch with an employee from the inventory department or someone from packaging, or your manager's personal assistant. Sometimes people can be your best resources and you want also be able to take advantage of that. This is why you should equip your sales team with cell phones under the same provider. Having one cell phone provider has many benefits (which will be discussed below) and is a good idea for any type of company. But how on earth can you choose from the many cell phone carriers? How do you know which one is best for your sales team?

Having one single cell phone provider for your sales team has many benefits. You can pay for your company's cell phone plan under one bill. Your phones get the same amount of coverage. Your phones are compatible with each other. And most importantly, you can usually get free minutes with your "in group network" meaning you can talk to anyone with the same provider as yourself for no charge.

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How to choose a cell phone provider for your sales team

In the business world, communication is the key to success. You never know when you may need to get in touch with an employee from the inventory department or someone from packaging, or your manager's personal assistant. Sometimes people can be your best resources and you want also be able to take advantage of that. This is why you should equip your sales team with cell phones under the same provider. Having one cell phone provider has many benefits (which will be discussed below) and is a good idea for any type of company. But how on earth can you choose from the many cell phone carriers? How do you know which one is best for your sales team?

Having one single cell phone provider for your sales team has many benefits. You can pay for your company's cell phone plan under one bill. Your phones get the same amount of coverage. Your phones are compatible with each other. And most importantly, you can usually get free minutes with your "in group network" meaning you can talk to anyone with the same provider as yourself for no charge.

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How to choose a cell phone provider for your sales team

In the business world, communication is the key to success. You never know when you may need to get in touch with an employee from the inventory department or someone from packaging, or your manager's personal assistant. Sometimes people can be your best resources and you want also be able to take advantage of that. This is why you should equip your sales team with cell phones under the same provider. Having one cell phone provider has many benefits (which will be discussed below) and is a good idea for any type of company. But how on earth can you choose from the many cell phone carriers? How do you know which one is best for your sales team?

Having one single cell phone provider for your sales team has many benefits. You can pay for your company's cell phone plan under one bill. Your phones get the same amount of coverage. Your phones are compatible with each other. And most importantly, you can usually get free minutes with your "in group network" meaning you can talk to anyone with the same provider as yourself for no charge.

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How to choose a cell phone provider for your sales team

In the business world, communication is the key to success. You never know when you may need to get in touch with an employee from the inventory department or someone from packaging, or your manager's personal assistant. Sometimes people can be your best resources and you want also be able to take advantage of that. This is why you should equip your sales team with cell phones under the same provider. Having one cell phone provider has many benefits (which will be discussed below) and is a good idea for any type of company. But how on earth can you choose from the many cell phone carriers? How do you know which one is best for your sales team?

Having one single cell phone provider for your sales team has many benefits. You can pay for your company's cell phone plan under one bill. Your phones get the same amount of coverage. Your phones are compatible with each other. And most importantly, you can usually get free minutes with your "in group network" meaning you can talk to anyone with the same provider as yourself for no charge.

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Securing your wireless conversations

There are many people that like to eavesdrop on your conversation to try to get personal information like bank accounts, or pin numbers. To stop people from being able to get this information you need to secure your wireless conversations. Wireless conversations can easily be over heard or picked up by other people's wireless gadgets such as baby monitors or cordless phones. I bet you are asking the question is there can I stop people from having access to your wireless conversations? The answer is yes. Here are some ways you can secure your wireless conversations.

First you can get a program the will scramble your digital data before sending across a range of radio frequencies. This process makes it impossible to be able to make out wireless conversations.

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How to get clear wireless conversations

There are many advertisements out there that tell you how you can get clear wireless conversations. Clear wireless conversations can be hard to find at times. When looking into cell phones you need to make sure you check the company's coverage. If you live and spend most of your time in a certain area you want to make sure that they have cell towers around that area. If the company does not have cell phone towers around that area do not expect to get a clear wireless conversation. The bigger the cell phone company the better service they usually have to provide for clearer wireless conversations. Because the bigger cell phone companies usually have more money to spend on putting more cell phone towers up for more coverage. More coverage from a cell phone company means clear wireless conversations for you. Also some companies might offer cell phones but it might not be the product that they are best known for. So you might not get a clear wireless conversation like you would with other bigger companies.

Another thing to consider when looking to get a clear wireless conversation from cell phones is the brand of the cell phone itself. Cell phones are made differently and some get better reception than other cell phones do. One reason some cell phones get a clear wireless conversation is because it has an antenna that you can actually pull up and not one that is built in. But then there are other brands of cell phones where the antennas are built in have better result when it comes to a clear wireless conversation than the adjustable antennas do.

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How secure are wireless conversations?

Who is that listening to your wireless conversation? Are we just paranoid or justifiably concerned? Is your wireless conversations secure from prying ears?

Sadly, anyone with a receiver can listen to analog frequencies. Therefore, you are pretty much broadcasting your complete conversation when using an analog wireless phone. Then you thought you might be safer with a digital phone. Not really, digital phone conversations can be listened to with a little higher tech equipment that transfers the digital signal back into analog form.

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How do I send a text message on my cell phone?

You may ask how to send a text message on your cell phone. The answer to the question would be `it depends on what phone you have.' Phones do not have a standard. They keep changing almost daily. As each phone maker tries to out do their competition, they rarely will have the same options on their phones.

However, the basics will be the same for most phones. Most providers try to keep their phones they same also. So if you know how to send a text message on your verizon cell phone, you will probably still know how to send a text message when you upgrade your verizon phone.

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What is Skype and how do I use it?

Skype is a peer-to-peer Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network. This means you are able to transmit voice communications over the Internet. Skype works on all popular operating systems including Windows, Mac, Linux, Pocket PC and many Cell phones. It was founded in 2003 by a couple of entrepreneurs, Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. The Skype Group has since been acquired by eBay as of October 2005.

Skype is a little piece of software that makes it easy, fun and cheap to communicate with people around the world. If both you and the person you are communicating with are on Skype, it's free. This includes chatting, voice and video conferencing. Skype generates revenue by offering features such as making and receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, as well as voicemail and call forwarding. Skype is available in 27 languages and is used in almost every country around the world.

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