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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Nigerian DIDs now available for Voip calls owned by Kendall Conglomerate Inc. now provides Nigerian phone numbers (DIDs) for use with SIP phones.

They make Nigeria one of the few African countries with DIDs available just like South Africafor you as virtual phone numbers.

They offer free pc to pc calling between registered members too.

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Friday, May 19, 2006

Quadruple play

The margin between being on top of the telecoms game and otherwise can effectively be put in two words these days . QUADRUPLE PLAY.This means a firm involving itself in four forms of media delivery to its customers .These are fixed landlines,mobile telephony,broadband internet and digital television services.And the key is being able to streamline services across these platforms so as to ensure that the consumer who already is king, as competition drives down the prices of these services is catered for, as each content is available at his own covenience

Dell appoints AMD for high end users

I have just heard that Dell computers have decided to use AMD microchips in making systems for their high end users.This only reiterates the latest trend that we are seeing which is Intel, loosing more of its market share to Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).I remember reading last month that Paul Otellini,the CEO of Intel revealing plans to restructure the company to not only meet with current demands but also for future challenges as its competitors,chief among then being AMD are seiously pushing them to the limits.His restructuring I believe includes the standard practices of cutting costs and evaluating staff, and then looking within for organic growth in the hope of presiding over a leaner and meaner organisation.I say Paul Otellini,I wish you all the best because growing up, I actually thought there weren`t any other microchip makers other than Intel.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Configuring Express Talk SIP Softphone from NCH Sound

This is a step-by-step tutorial on installing and configuring the Express Talk SIp Softphone from NCH . This SIP softphone size is only 700k and it supports calling from 4 phone lines using any of the following codecs GSM, uLaw, ALaw and PCM and it uses about 5MB of memory when running

Hardware required:
For audio: A sound card.......comes with every computer these days
For communication:
- A good microphone and external speakers for handsfree operation
- Or a good headset (headphones and microphone), can be obtained from any electronics store

Download the file from the link above. From the 1st screen select “Run"

In the next screen select click "Run" when the Internet Explorer - Security warning appears

Next when the Windows Security Alert window Appears. Click Unblock. This step is the most important if missed, will require some above average knowledge to unblock the program

In the next screen click "Next" except you have a USB phone then you can change the "Audio Input Channel to your USB phone.

In the next screen "Sound and Playback Volume" . Click "Next" if you can hear the test announcement

In the next screen "Talk Mode and Audio Quality options". Under Communication Device. Select the button "Use microphone and speakers (turn echo cancellation on" if you are using an external microphone and speakers. If you have a headset or USB phone then select "Use a headset (turn echo cancellation off). Click "Next"

In the next screen leave the default selection "Yes, I already have a sip account". Click "Next".

In the next screen "Sip Account Details" enter your Sip Account Details.
For example under “Friendly Display Name” enter any name,
Then under “Sip Account Number or User Name)” enter the username provided to you and under SIP Server enter your server name e.g.
and under “SIP Password” enter the password provided to you. (The password isn’t entered twice so make sure you enter it correctly).
Click "Finish".

The final step is the Firewall Autoconfiguration and provided you unblocked the program at the third step, You should be able to connect to the SIP server using your account details. Click "OK"

Investors must cash in........

The price of Gold in the international market has risen to just over 700 dollars per troy ounce .Can anyone believe it.Investors must be smiling to themselves as this is almost too good to be true .I for one dont think there is any better time to cash in as i dont forsee it getting any higher than it did last monday, May 8th 2006.It means that the price of this very highly esteemed commodity that also prides itself as a store of value has risen by over 250 percent in the last 5 years .I reiterate for one last time - INVESTORS, PLEASE CASH IN.

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France Telecom innovates

It is not easy for anyone to think that top level management is easy.How can anyone explain the constant changes that management have to deal with ?France Telecom like most other government owned telecom firms are struggling with innovation.Can I blame them?Not at all.What with all the competition from free voice over internet protocol telephony and the providers of internet services.Now they are joining the bandwagon of providing free internet services on handsets of their subscribers amongst other things.I wish them all the best .

Monday, May 01, 2006

International Compliance

Its not news these days that companies try as much as possible to ensure that profits remain central to their operations.The only other concept that comes close to that is their market share .I don't blame them.Who would?

This becomes imperative more so, when it is listed on a stock exchange .That most often than not dictates that it furnishes clients,investors and potential investors with financial information regarding the firm on a quarterly basis.This is where COMPLIANCE comes in .According to wikipedia,the on-line encyclopaedia,"Regulatory compliance refers to systems or departments at corporations and public agencies to ensure that personnel are aware of and take steps to comply with relevant laws and regulations".When this is not done, then everything can go haywire as we have seen with a few companies lately, with Enron being a critical example. Companies can tweak accounting reporting standards but one way or the other they cant get away with it as sooner rather than later, they are exposed.
That is why the institute that administers the Chartered financial analyst examination ensures that that is a very important pre-requisite before one is made a member of the body, and one promises to adhere by its ethics and codes of responsibility.