Video Conferencing An Affordable Medium

Written by Jason Morris

Just like prices for computers and telephone systems have reduced, so too have prices for video conferencing systems. Video conferencing was once a hugely expensive technology, but is now available to almost any sized company, large or small. Video conferencing equipment is now so cheap, that is becoming standard equipment in many meeting rooms aroundrepparttar world. The conference room is where video conferencing technology really shines. Video conferencing allows users to connect audibly and visually in offices aroundrepparttar 147956 world as well as with people who may be located at remote sites.

Typicallyrepparttar 147957 ISDN line is used to call video phones that are outside your company andrepparttar 147958 IP connection for those that are inside a company network. Video conferencing systems hugely reducerepparttar 147959 need for travel. Because ofrepparttar 147960 savings involved throughrepparttar 147961 need for less travel,repparttar 147962 units pay for themselves many times over in a very short period of time.

Small Business Phone Systems A Brief Explanation

Written by Jason Morris

How a business presents itself to its customers has to berepparttar single most important factor in its potential success. In days gone by usually your first contact with new customers would have been through your storefront or through word of mouth, passed on by other satisfied customers. In todays modern world, telecommunication plays an ever increasing role in reaching potential new customers.

Inrepparttar 147918 last few yearsrepparttar 147919 rate at which computing and telecommunication technology has advanced is simply astounding. With this increased rate of technological development comes falling prices for products that were once extremely expensive. This allows smaller companies to take advantage of features and services that were once only available to much larger and richer organisations.

Once upon a timerepparttar 147920 telephone wasrepparttar 147921 primary mode of communication, whereas now existing and new customers are able to reach you I a variety of different ways. This article will give a brief overview of what is available and how you can use it.

Voice: The Telephone Whenrepparttar 147922 internet was first becoming popular, many experts predicted it would kill offrepparttar 147923 telephone. Little did they know that in factrepparttar 147924 exact opposite would happen. The massive growth in online shopping has generated massive amounts of customer phone enquiries, makingrepparttar 147925 telephone stillrepparttar 147926 most important communication tool throughoutrepparttar 147927 world.

The internet is undoubtedly an impressive medium for publishing information, but it is not a person. Some customers would rather deal with a real life human being rather than with a machine. There are many situations where a person is much better suited to talk to customers than a machine is. The internet is not so good at dealing with higher priced items. Customers enquiring about these higher priced goods would in most cases prefer to deal with a person, and that is whererepparttar 147928 telephone comes in handy.

Phone Systems The selection and installation of an appropriate phone system is probably one ofrepparttar 147929 most important purchases a business will ever make. A bad phone system will repel potential customers; a good phone system will help them, guide them through a process, make it appear as though they have a direct line and most importantly make them feel like their business is both wanted and appreciated.

Phone systems with advanced features like voice mail, ACD (call queuing) and auto attendant, used to be extremely overpriced. Because ofrepparttar 147930 integration between computing and telecom technology, prices have come down dramatically, although system performance and features have actually increased. Now a market that was once largely ignored byrepparttar 147931 telecoms industry and vendors alike is a thriving sector with manufacturers constantly improving and upgrading systems in a bid to attract your business.

The new phone systems developed for this small office/home office market sector can be split into three basic categories: key systems, mini-PBXs (including PC-based phone systems), and LAN based phone systems.

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