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As telephone engineers we often spot some weird and wonderful phone systems, sometimes the clients ‘comm’s’ room still have old phone systems hanging on the walls dating back to the early 1980’s, sadly some are even plugged into the mains as no-one knows what they are or what they do.

 

The thing is whilst things are working well there is little reason to change anything, if it works don’t fix it is often the thought behind doing nothing.

 

As it happens things have moved on, dramatically.  Just lik...

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Free Telephone Systems ?

27 Jul 2017 10:41:59

Now I’m not advocating we pull our phone systems off the wall, put them outside and watch them run away !  I’m saying that with technology as it is suppliers can offer the ‘boxes’ for very little money.

 

Bursting the Bubble

No matter how the suppliers package their version of VoIP they are all basically derived from a standard PC, just like the one under / on your desk right now.  Clever programming fools the PC into thinking it’s a telephone system.  An operating system such as Linux is overlaid ...

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Progression in the Telephony Market – VoIP – The future, NOW

 

For many years it’s been taken as read to run a business means buying or renting a telephone system with telephone lines, either ISDN or analogue.

I remember when ISDN arrived, it was so flaky we set up another business to promote ISDN connected telephone systems, just in case it was a flop !. With millions of taxpayer pounds put into the development it eventually refined do...

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In 2009,Yoram Solomon took a group of executives through a strategic planning process. Following the framework of The Alchemy of Growth, the goal was to identify what products or services does the company have in Horizon 1 (the "Cash Cow") and Horizon 2 (growth stage, although not profitable yet), and then plan the investment in Horizon 3 products, or "The Next Big Thing." To explain the framework, I used existing companies as examples. As we discussed Apple, one of the participants asked what I...

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APPLE could pack the upcoming iPhone 8 with two batteries to solve the iPhone's battery woes, new reports have claimed.

UNUSUAL UPGRADE: New reports suggest the iPhone 8 could launch with two batteries in tow

Ahead of the , a lot of speculation surrounds the eagerly awaited handset.

The device, which could launch as the iPhone X or iPhone Pro, has been tipped to feature everything from a new design to integrated facial recognition technology.

Now, however, it's been suggested th...

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Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already re-shaped culture with its iPhone may try to transform transport too.

Ending years of speculation, Apple's late entry into a crowded field was made official Friday with the disclosure that the California Department of Motor Vehicles had awarded a permit for the company to start testing its self-driving car technology on public roads in the state.

The permit covers thr...

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You'd be surprised how many businesses haven't embraced it yet. Jenny Holt tells us how to transition to cloud computing technology. 

A picture of someone's head in the clouds

Cloud storage can improve business operations ranging from sales and marketing through to C-suite decision making. Yes, this also includes HR and L&D.

Implementation of cloud computing will also reduce costs. At the very least it improves information sharing and communication across verticals, between offices and departments, and between in-the-field staff/represent...

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MICROSOFT has finally unveiled Windows 10 Creators Update, and Express.co.uk has had a chance to go on with some of the best features - here’s our verdict.

Windows 10 Creators Update is now officially set for release within the coming weeks.

Earlier this week, Microsoft revealed the official release date for its next major  upgrade as April 11th, meaning fans  to get the latest release.

Promising a number of upgrades and additions, Windows 10 Creators Update co...

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This weekend has seen online discussion over a Microsoft patent describing a hinged display on a mobile device. While the patent is of interest to designers and reflects one potential future of a smartphone, I don’t think it reflects Microsoft’s current strategic thinking.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (image: Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (image: Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

As with all patents, there can be a significant period of time between the patent being submitted, being published and subsequently appearin...

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    Cloud computing is a term you might have heard of. It has nothing to do with the weather; instead the term ‘cloud’ is a metaphor to describe a type of computing that more and more companies and their customers are using.

    What is the cloud?

    The cloud is a remote network of powerful computers and programs that companies use to store information or which provide processing power for programs.

    For a more detailed look at the cloud, including safety factors, read our article: The cloud - explained

    What...

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