Text Messages Ending With a Period Seem Less Sincere, Study Finds

If you end your text messages with a period, you may want to reconsider.

Text messages ending with a period may be grammatically correct, but they come across as insincere, according to a new study published in “Computers in Human Behavior” from researchers at Binghamton University in New York.

While the sample size of 126 college undergraduates certainly isn’t representative of the billions of people around the world who text, the results were still intriguing enough to prove that at least to that subset of the population, punctuation can make all the difference.

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The Pros and Cons of a Cloud Based Phone System

Cloud-based phone systems are rapidly phasing out the traditional phone system and even overpriced, localized VOIP phone systems. Despite increasing favor towards cloud-based phone
solutions, many businesses remain skeptic and are unwilling to make the move into the cloud. This article will help explain the “pros and cons” of taking your phone system into the cloud;
which could be the best step for your business to make. If you are investigating a new business phone system, or even an upgrade, you need to take the time to read this.vvx600 lg a 300x210 The Pros and Cons of a Cloud Based Phone System

What Is A Cloud Based Phone System?
A cloud-based phone system is one where all the programming for your phone is in the cloud, instead of the phone closet, or wherever the phone lines come into your location. It’s that place
that the “phone guy” goes when he has to work on your phones. Instead of having a physical location, i.e., phone closet, for the programming or other features of your phone system, you just
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Google to offer own cellular network plan

Mar 02, 2015 by By Joseph Wilson

Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates.

Vice President Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading Internet search engine and mobile software provider, is working with unnamed network operators on developing a cellular plan.

“You will see us announce it in the coming months,” he said at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona. “I think we are at a stage where it is important to think about hardware, software and connectability together.

“We want to be able to experiment along those lines.”

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The Growing Niche for Telecom Consultants

by Louie Hollmeyer, 121 Marketing LLC

Why a Consultant? Facts, Myth Busters and the Cloudfacebook mobile app 2 200x300 The Growing Niche for Telecom Consultants

The convergence of IT and telecom has changed the landscape of telecommunications. In fact, the term “telephony” may be dying a slow death. Today, we’re primarily talking about “communications”… “IP communications.” Taken further, in the current environment, voice is just another application running on your network. This network convergence—voice and data—has opened a whole Pandora’s Box of services and solutions that enhance workforce collaboration and productivity.

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What is the Cloud?

January 25, 2015


What is Cloud Computing?

“Cloud Computing” refers to the on-demand delivery of IT resources and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing.  In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive.

The Basics

Whether you are running applications that share photos to millions of mobile users or you’re supporting the critical operations of your business, the “cloud” provides rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources. With cloud computing, you don’t need to make large upfront investments in hardware and spend a lot of time on the heavy lifting of managing that hardware. Instead, you can provision exactly the right type and size of computing resources you need. You can almost instantly access as many resources as you need and only pay for what you use.

How Does it Work?

Cloud Computing provides a simple way to access servers, storage, databases and a broad set of application services over the Internet. Cloud Computing providers own and maintain the network-connected hardware required for these application services, while you provide and use what you need via a web application.

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