Phone Conference Calling: Why Is Older Technology Still Preferred?

For years, businesses have used conference calls to keep their businesses connected.  Before certain advancements in technology, they were forced to use phone conference calling.  This allowed them to connect other business associates who might not be in the same city, state or even country.  It kept people connected without having to worry about distance or proximity.

Audio vs. Video Conference Calling

Now, with certain technological advancements, there are new ways to connect with others.  Computers and video technology has enabled the use of video conference calls.  Many people still don’t like the new version, however. 

Video conference calling brings different aspects to the conference calling.  With video, the person has to worry about being judged on what they look like or how they’re dressed.  With phone conference calling, business can be conducted professionally and without prejudice, exactly as it was meant to be.

Phone conference calling is still prevalent among businesses even though other forms of conference calling exist.  Conference calling by phone is often cheaper than other conference call counterparts.  Businesses can conduct a conference call with other business partners or potential partners and only have to worry about the phone bill. 

Party Lines

For some businesses, phone conference calling is the best way to do business.  Conference calls via telephone aren’t used primarily for business, however.  Many social groups use phone conference calling.  They call this a party line in which like minded individuals can join without having to be in the same room, city or even the same country.

Phone conference calling brings people together without having to worry about judgment or prejudice.  People can converse, ask questions and gather information in real time, at the same time.  The use of the telephone to conduct conference calls has prevailed throughout the years despite the invention of such mediums such as e-mail and video conference calling.  The phone is still preferred by many as a way to bring others together.

Despite recent technological advancements, phone conference calling has prevailed and will continue to do so as long as people want to be connected despite being far apart from each other.

It is the perfect way for sales teams to report numbers to a sales manager.  It is the best way for managers to report to higher executives.  It is also a great way for people to meet other like-minded people, even if those people live on different continents.

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The Advancing Reality of Hybrid Cars and American Automakers

It’s been ten years since Toyota introduced their first hybrid car, the Prius, to the market for energy and pollution conscious consumers. The model has seen significant success and maintains a steady waiting list for this interested in owning one. The market is booming and yet where is the competition? Honda hopped on with hybrid models of their popular Civic and Accord models, and Nissan is looking to edge their way in as their market share grows world-wide, but the original developers of the automobile, the American Auto Manufacturers, with the exception of a product line equivalent to sticking their toe in the water, have remained rather silent on the issue.

It looks like 2007 will be a step in the right direction though as 10 new hybrid models will release this year alone, six of those from Detroit’s big three automakers. Ford, Mercury, and Saturn each have their single entry in the field. As it stands though the full support and development budgets that the technology really needs to take off have yet to appear.

So, as GM, Ford, and Daimler Chrysler rev up their sales and attempt to take on a Japanese market with a decade’s head start, what can we look forward to in our hybrid vehicles?

The answer is exciting when you stop to think about the amount of development money and time that could really go into the market if these companies realize that there’s money to be made. When the consumers react and a dozen or more different brands hit the market in competition, the need to step up and offer bigger, better models to stay ahead of the curve will breed the kind of technology race that the auto industry hasn’t seen since the 1970s.

Recent reports released by the UN and the global scientific community state that with CO2 output as it currently stands, worldwide temperatures will rise by nearly 6 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. There are still hold outs on the consensus that technologies such as the automobile are causing harm to our planet, but as more and more come to the realization that this is a reality, the corporations will react accordingly. And if the government takes the steps to curb emissions and raise CAFE standards, it’s entirely likely that the industry might start to shift much of their focus to the hybrid car market in an attempt to curb the inevitable downturn in their profits.

Filed under: Automotive

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