It has been predicted that the voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) market is in the early stages of dramatic growth, but VoIP needs a compelling reason for use if its proponents expect the technology to have a lasting effect. For the home, the major advantage appears to be reduced phone cost.
Access control is nothing new. Locks on doors and windows are a rudimentary form of shutting people out. While not the most effective means of control, plenty of facilities use it as their only means of security. ID cards are nothing new either.
Centuries ago, investment decisions were easy. You earned money at your trade, kept your gold coins in a pouch attached to your clothing and knew exactly how much wealth you had. You worried more about survival than the economics of gold values and if you were robbed, you knew immediately.
The next time you review your marketing strategy, consider expanding into the often-overlooked residential market. Many electrical contractors have chosen to concentrate on the cyclical commercial, industrial and institutional niches.
The “Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act” took effect on Oct. 28, 2004. Recall from last month's discussion that this act, also known as Check 21, is intended to allow for paperless processing of financial transactions.
Periodically, it is a good idea to take a look at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) activities and their plans for the future. This is particularly true following a presidential election.
While the residential lighting market is still largely driven by new construction and retrofitting of single-family homes, emerging trends in multifamily residential dwellings are signaling new opportunities for the design and installation of indoor lighting products.
Freeway congestion, 60-hour work weeks, urban gridlock and family obligations have driven the work-and-play-at-home trend. Buyers want everything from home offices with high-speed Internet to home fitness rooms with the latest exercise gizmos and equipment.
Affiliated with Emory University School of medicine and Emory University Hospital, Emory Healthcare in Atlanta boasts revenues in excess of $1 billion and a staff of some 8,400. It is one of the nation's leading healthcare systems and the largest in Georgia.
You are going out for a meal on a special occasion in the dining room of a luxury hotel. In addition to exquisite food, you would like a romantic atmosphere, rather than the bright lights and noise of a bistro.
In part 1 of our exploration of the Internal Revenue Service Web site, we mentioned President Bush's fourth tax cut in four years, which extended three middle-class tax breaks and revived tax breaks for business. The Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004 will affect some 94 million Americans.