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VOIP

Using WordPress

For those of you in the know, if you look carefully you may have realised that we use WordPress to build and manage our website. Website content management is something that is very close to my heart, as I’ve designed and built a corporate content management system (CMS) and helped to build many websites that use its functionality. That particular sledgehammer would not be suitable for manging the little nut, that is our website, so WordPress turned out to be a real asset in building the site.

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VOIP is still immature

It’s interesting how VOIP is such a hot topic and yet how immature it is in terms of the slickness of its configuration. Many years ago setting up broadband connectivity at home with a fixed IP and an associated domain or domains, a firewall, NAT, DHCP, ADSL, PPP, etc. was a task for the dedicated systems administrator. Now you can buy a box with all of that built in for only a few pounds, indeed most broadband suppliers give them away to their new customers. And, configuration is easy: user-name, password and your providers domain – and all of the other settings are either handed off or have sensible defaults pre-set in the device. VOIP is not like this at all – yet. In a couple of years we’ll all be buying our ADSL wireless routers with our phone and configuration for VOIP will be as simple as ADSL is now.

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