What Systems Are You Missing to Expand Your Business and Increase Your Profits?

Running a business is about project development, system organization, and management. If you’re handling customer service complaints, researching educational information such as key word statistics, or doing all of your marketing you are letting your business down big time.

Your time should be more valuable than most of the things your business requires to run effectively. It is for this reason that you should strive to put in as few hours as possible and the hours you do put in should be severely concentrated, undistracted time spent on developing products and managing systems. The rest of what needs to be done doesn’t need you, only uses you when you have not effectively mastered how to build and maintain working systems.

To build a system takes an organized mind. The first step you need to take is drawing out a flow chart. This chart needs to include the start and the end of the task that needs to be accomplished… this is you, this is making the initial decision of what needs to be done and deciding what is needed to complete it. Also, it needs to contain all the actions, decisions based on the out come of the actions, and the direction of the flow from action to decision and person to person. You’re running the business and that means you need to be the brains of the business not the bull work… but in the end, yeah it’s easier.

This is because having a well draw out, detailed flow map means you now know how to reduce the amount of time you spend working on activities that aren’t directly making you money. But you also now have a flow chart to help you more easily train employees on how to do what needs to be done as well as more easily explain to them how you expect it done and what your critiques are. With well informed employees you are ensured that the work will get done correctly with as little of your input as possible.

This may also mean not hiring the cheapest labor you can find in some internet marketing forum but slightly more expensive, much more skilled labor. Remember how much your time is worth, you don’t want to risk your name recognition 5-10 extra dollars an hour when it could increase you hourly wage 50-100 extra dollars an hour.

What You Should Know About Multimedia

In the last few years we have seen a major evolution in the computer industry especially in multimedia.
 
Multimedia and Internet are two of the dominant trends in the field of high technology equipment, software and telecommunications. Both subjects are represented more in Windows operating system, which contains very well known multimedia features. Another major trend is the explosion of computers on the PC households. Most computers sold on the market now include at least DVD-ROM unit.
 
In addition the sound boards market accept additional advanced audio performance, such as MIDI, which saw a spectacularly growing. With this technology evolution it is no wonder that Windows operating system includes a lot of multimedia features. Until few years ago multimedia features usually included only the sounds of closing windows, opening windows, programs, etc and some warnings and a kind of “music” – electronic music. In the beginning electronic music was composed of combined sounds that could reproduce some musical and even some vague melodies which was extraordinary because it was easier to use than a audio cassette. After ’95 when the Windows 95 operating system appeared, special software and hardware was created to convert music from tapes on audio CDs. Conversion was not total, but a transfer from the CD audio on the PC. Slowly things began to evolve appearing more advanced systems and more efficient components. Today music is used mostly in compressed MP3 format, but it is heading to different types of media. In the past, computers tended to offer users a range of poor quality media, text and graphics. But the improved performance of hardware components in the industry have led to a wider range of products which use intensively the CPU, graphics functions, the sound and full-motion video. To benefit from the advantages of multimedia components you need additional hardware, more RAM (16-32 MB of RAM) and probably a bigger hard disk on which to store video and sound files that you use. Today, music and sound on the computer has become something vital. It should be process and compress in many ways but anyways quality should be provided. That’s why some musical instruments started to be provided with the factory plugs (MIDI) Musical Instrument Interface. MIDI is a protocol which allows data transfer of digital music between electronic devices, whether PC or keyboard. Without the necessary hardware such as PC card with MIDI playback options, you will not have sound from MIDI data. So MIDI data contain only instructions that allow the desired musical sound to be reproduced. One of the advantages it has MIDI, compared to a normal WAV file is the file size. WAV files recorded all the sound and therefore can have huge dimensions. MIDI files contain only instructions for reproducing the sounds, and therefore are much smaller.

As the number of multimedia and games, including MIDI, grows, the number of sound cards that are sold with these possibilities (such as a standard MIDI port for connecting MIDI instruments) grows too. In addition for example you can use MIDI to emphasize the effect of multimedia presentations, which can sound realistic to emphasize visual presentation, which appears on the screen.

Still to record an album of quality music is not an easy process. You need computer processing. But the technician can not work without a good musician and a musician can’t work well without a technician.

Windows offers several ways to use multimedia audio, including the ability to play audio compact disks and customizing the sound recording and playback. Playing audio CD on a CD-ROM installed on your computer is possible using the CD function Player. If you have a card, inserting the CD in the drive is enough to launch the CD Player: 1. Open the Start menu and choose the Accessories. 2. Select Multimedia and then select the CD player. 3. Access the CD Play.

Windows can also recognize automatically compact audio discs, when placed in the CD-ROM. Then when you start the CD audio is enough to click on CD Player. Since the CD Player runs per background, you can listen to audio CDs while working on other applications on your PC.
 
From the sound of old boards that were limited to beeps from a small speaker on the motherboard, towards the end of the ’80 when sound cards have begun to work,  multimedia and computer games led to a computer completely different level. Today these systems are more complex when it comes to high professional standards. Motherboard and the sound and the interface have more diverse features. Computer motherboard, also called the main board, is the most important component in the computer case. On it, there are applied following components: microprocessor, memory and other cards inserted into special slots: sound, modem, network card, etc.. In addition, there are installed parallel and serial ports used to connect to peripheral devices such as mice – the printer, modem.
 
Usually sound cards are installed in the PCI slot, while the older ones were usually installed on the ISA bus. Many computers today incorporate sound chips directly on the motherboard. That leaves one slot free for other peripherals. Sound cards can be connected to:

     * Headset

     * Speakers with amplifier

     * A source of analog input as a microphone, a radio, a deck with a box or a CD player

     * A source of digital input as a digital audio tape (DAT) or a CD-ROM

     * A source of analog output – with cassette deck

     * A source of digital output as DAT writing a CD (CD-R)

Some sound cards provide through a socket a very efficient output for 4 speakers and a digital output interface. For audio, there is a new generation of digital sound card. A sound card is practical for digital applications that require digital sound. The digital sound cards have digital sound inputs and digital outputs, so you can transfer data from DAT, CD or DVD directly to hard disk in the computer. Normally, a sound card can do more things with sound:

-         to reproduce recorded music (from CDs or audio files like WAV or MP3), from games or from DVDs,
-         to record audio in various media formats from different external sources (microphone or tape deck to)
-         to synthesize sound.
 
The DAC (digital audio controller) and the ADC (analog-digital converter) bring the transmission into and out of the sound card while the DSP (digital sound processor) oversee the process. The DSP also deals with any other sound alteration as an echo or 3D sound. Because the DSP focus on sound processing, the processor of the computer can deal with other things.

Sound cards used old synthesizer to create FM sounds. Synthesizer takes tones of varied FM frequencies and combines them to create an approximation of a certain sound, such as a trumpet. While the FM synthesizer has developed to the point that sounds very realistic, it does not compare with Wave Table synthesizer which works by recording a small part of the actual instrument sound. This is continuing to play a sound exactly like the one made with incredible accuracy. Wave Table synthesizer has become the new standard for most sound cards, but some brands still use more cheaply FM synthesizer. Few sound cards include both of them. Sound cards have a very sophisticated support higher for MIDI instruments. Using a program of music, an instrument equipped with MIDI can be attached to the sound card to allow you to see on-screen musical notes to your song.

Some people so-called “musicians” produce music using computer programs that produce sounds and rhythms and with the help of synthesizers . The music made by these methods is quality music even if it sounds real and it is clear. It is made by the tool itself. That’s why classical music and the live music is superior because it’s made by real musicians (professionals).

Uses and Application of the 3G Network

The 3G wireless network has been created to maximize the connectivity of consumers traveling around the world. 3G is designated as third generation by cell phone manufacturers. The third generation network has several features including internet faster data transmission, greater coverage and internet access. The third generation network has been established through the current satellite technology. The use of satellites has expanded the network used by cell phone companies. This allows greater amount of data to be accommodated in cell phone networks. That is why images, videos and other multimedia files can be easily transferred from one cell phone to another. The third generation network has many application and uses in communications. It allows people to have better data distribution. Access to media items have been greatly simplified since cell phones can download news feeds and articles in a very rapid manner. Consumers who have been using third generation cell phones have gained better control and access to information.

The 3G network allows consumers to connect to the internet and other networks used in communications. It has been used by businessmen to download information regarding stock market, currency and commodity values. This is possible since the network has access to internet based files. This allows people to acquire the latest information at a click of a button. The internet news files can also be accessed through the network. CNN, Bloomberg and Fox news are some of the news companies which can be contacted and accessed. Text, video and audio files regarding the latest news can be easily acquired. That is why many politicians have been using the network to know the condition of the country.

One of the best features added in the network is the video call. The video call is made possible by using several channels that can handle different data and information coming from the phone. This has changed the way how people contact each other. It has given consumers the chance to have a more personal conversation with their loved ones. The video call can be established from any where in the world. The use of the satellite networks connected to the third generation phones allowed large amounts of data to be transferred without any problems and disruptions. This is very useful and practical for consumers who are away from their loved ones. The distance can be negated since the video calls would make the conversation more real and personal.

The third generation network can also provide television access through cell phones. These are very practical for people who are always traveling. The access to the media has been greatly simplified. Businessmen and traders who are in need of the latest information from news can watch the business channels regularly through the phone. This is a very reliable way to access information.

The 3G network has changed the way how people use, transmit and acquire information. Through the network, the world has been simplified. It has made the lives of many people easier and simpler. It has revolutionized the use of cell phones.