On the Road Again

I enjoyed Amanda Kooser's and Mike Hogan's Februaryarticles on IP-PBX phone systems, VoIP, Wi-Fi and how smallcompanies use technology to stay connected ("WhereverYou Go, There You Are" and "Connections").These technologies have increased my productivity and lowered mycommunications costs. What's more, they have kept me closer tomy customers than ever before and helped me close newcontracts.

In fact, I recently utilized technology from GotVMail to land asizable contract while my wife was driving the family on I-94through Chicago at 65 mph. A potential customer called my Got-VMailtoll-free number and was forwarded to my mobile phone. The prospectneeded a service-level agreement to be signed and faxed back rightaway. The document was faxed to my GotVMail number, and Idownloaded the PDF file from my e-mail inbox with my tablet PC andmobile phone. I signed the agreement with my tablet PC and faxed itback. The task took 10 minutes without stopping at an office toprint or fax the document. We didn't even have to get out ofthe car.

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