What is VoIP?

Written by Dee Scrip

What is VoIP?

VoIP is an acronym for voice over internet protocol. A VoIP, in essence, is a computer softphone that allows you to make phone calls from your computer to anyone inrepparttar world, e.g., PC to PC, PC to landlines, or PC to cell phones. The voice signal converts to data packets and travels acrossrepparttar 107963 internet through a VoIP platform, and then converts back to voice atrepparttar 107964 receiving end ofrepparttar 107965 communication exchange. Leading telecom experts are projecting that 75% ofrepparttar 107966 world’s communications will be done on VoIP withinrepparttar 107967 next several years.

What Kind of Equipment Do I Need?

You will need a computer with internet access and an inexpensive microphone if your computer does not have one built in. Although most VoIP providers require high speed internet connections, there are a few that can be used on dial-up connections.

How Can I Place a Call or Receive a Call?

Basically,repparttar 107968 same way you would a regular phone, except on your PC. When you download a VoIP line on your computer, a phone usually appears on your screen. The computer phone acts like any other phone in that you can dial numbers on it from a pad, or click on a contact’s pre-programmed name, and pressrepparttar 107969 call button. You will then hearrepparttar 107970 phone ringing torepparttar 107971 party you have called and can talk to them when they acceptrepparttar 107972 call, or leave a voicemail if they are not available.

When receiving a call,repparttar 107973 phone will ring on your computer and you can click to acceptrepparttar 107974 call and talk, or let it ring (based onrepparttar 107975 number of rings you have set up) and forwardrepparttar 107976 caller to your voicemail.

What Kind of Features Does a VoIP Have?

Typically a VoIP has voicemail with audio capabilities, three-way calling, text messaging, and contacts list. Some VoIPs even have webcam capabilities. In addition, there is usually a button to click that can indicate to others when you are available, unavailable, away, or off line.

Who Can I Call?

Most reputable VoIP solutions providers limit PC to PC calls among their own subscribers for privacy purposes and so thatrepparttar 107977 quality of sound is not compromised.

Renovation vs Innovation

Written by John K. Mackenzie

Renovation vs Innovation: Confuse These At Your Peril!

First, some basic definitions:

1) in-no-va-tion n.repparttar introduction of new things or methods.

2) ren-o-va-tion v.t. to bring back to an earlier condition by extensive repair.

Creating a meeting outline for client review? Great. But watch out for words such as: new, novel, unique, different, original, distinct, and innovative. It's okay to use them. In fact, it's mandatory to use them. But don't confuse proposal rhetoric with presentation reality.

Your first job is to getrepparttar 107962 job. Your second job is to helprepparttar 107963 client forget about all those exotic new ideas you promised to getrepparttar 107964 job inrepparttar 107965 first place. Experienced meeting pros understand this. Those just starting out often get burned. Andrepparttar 107966 reason is quite simple:

Sales meetings reflectrepparttar 107967 same rules that sustain most aspects of American commerce. In actual practice new, novel, unique, different, and original usually mean one thing: creative revision ofrepparttar 107968 status quo, i.e.repparttar 107969 brand extension. New and improved! This is not as cynical as it seems. Renovation has a proud and profitable history. Just ask George Lucas, Bill Gates, or Procter & Gamble.

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