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Unified Communication Vendor Comparison Guide
Unified communications integrates multiple methods of communication—such as e-mail, faxing, instant messaging, voice and video calling and conferencing, mobile

communication  Communication Vendor Comparison Guide Unified communications integrates multiple methods of communication—such as e-mail, faxing, instant messaging, voice and video calling and conferencing, mobile communication, and even desktop sharing—to produce improved efficiencies for companies of all sizes. This paper focuses on three key areas to compare available offerings, providing insights into the most important ways vendors can differentiate their products.

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Picture Archiving Communication Systems (PACS) for the Health Care Industry

PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System) manages the storage and display of digitized diagnostic images such as x-rays, CT Scans, and ultrasounds for use by radiologists and other clinicians.  

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communication  different. Although it improves communication between businesses and customers, it can also overwhelm customers that are bombarded with marketing e-mails on a daily basis. Customers want more convenient contact channels. Smart companies understand this and are responding by adopting a multichannel approach to customer relationship management (CRM). Read More

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