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    Kelly, Timothy V.
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    Put your phone system on your computer network, and see the savings. See how to get started with VoIP, how it works and why it saves you money. VoIP is techspeak for "voice over Internet protocol," but it could spell "saving big bucks" for your business! Here's where to get the scoop in plain English. Find out how VoIP can save you money, how voice communication travels online and how to choose the best way to integrate your phone system with your network at home or at the office. Discover how to: *Use VoIP for your business or home phone service *Choose the best network type *Set up VoIP on a wireless network *Understand transports and services *Demonstrate VoIP's advantages to management

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    Olejniczak, Stephen P.
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    So you’re in charge of implementing a VoIP phone system for your organization? VoIP Deployment For Dummies is a crash course in Voice over Internet Protocol implementation! Here’s how to analyze your network and implement a VoIP phone system, manage and maintain it, keep it secure, and troubleshoot problems. You’ll learn how to plan the rollout, work with Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), handle fax issues, and keep your users happy. * Understand how VoIP works, common misconceptions about it, and the pros and cons for your organization * Compare and comprehend hardware and software choices * Discover the options for touch tones and faxing via VoIP systems * Analyze network devices, IP addresses, connections to remote sites, and other aspects that will affect VoIP implementation * Draw up a test plan, check out both voice and fax transmission, get a report, and schedule the installation * Investigate SIP call generation, identify the elements, understand cancelled calls, and re-INVITE calls * Troubleshoot your system, identify call variables, trace the source of a problem, manage trouble tickets, and resolve failures * Manage latency, jitter, and flap, and take advantage of Wireshark * Find out what to expect when your system goes live Written by an expert with extensive real-world experience in VoIP implementation and management, VoIP Deployment For Dummies provides the know-how you need. You’ll be able to implement your system and manage any issues proactively, which is sure to look good to your boss!

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    Rozakis, Laurie E.
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    Someone just called you captious. Should you be flattered? Considering your extreme lactose intolerance, is it a good idea to order veau au béchamel from a French menu? Calumny is to slander as obloquy is to a) flattery, b) sermon, or c) invective? You’ve just heard that your new boss is a real martinet, should you be worried or excited about an attractive new addition to your workplace? Your boyfriend says you have no élan, is he telling you you’re all out of yogurt? Starting to wish you’d paid more attention in English class? Don’t worry, it’s never too late to develop a million dollar vocabulary—and Vocabulary For Dummies offers you a fast, fun and easy way to do it. Whether you’re facing standardized tests, or you want to feel more knowledgeable at work or more comfortable in social situations, this book is for you. In no time you’ll: * Dramatically expand your vocabulary * Speak with style * Write with panache * Make a better impression a work or school * Dine out with confidence * Have the right words for formal occasions and ethnic events * Get more out of what you read Vocabulary For Dummies doesn’t overwhelm you with endless word lists. Instead, it gives you a complete vocabulary-building program that familiarizes you with words from all areas of life as they’re used in context—from bar mitzvahs to business meetings, PCs to politics—with a host of fun features, including: * Word tables organized by common features, such as language of origin, professional or social contexts, similarities, and more * Sample conversations incorporate new terms and define related ones * Before-and-After examples show how to replace old, general terms with new specific vocabulary * Pointers reinforce understanding with examples of correct and incorrect usage * Chapters on terms from finance, law, medicine, eating and shopping, history and mythology, various languages and more Vocabulary For Dummies makes it easier than ever for you to get a handle on difficult words and get ahead at school, at work and in life.

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    Golden, Bernard
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    Virtualization has become a “megatrend”—and for good reason. Implementing virtualization allows for more efficient utilization of network server capacity, simpler storage administration, reduced energy costs, and better use of corporate capital. In other words: virtualization helps you save money, energy, and space. Not bad, huh?  If you’re thinking about “going virtual” but have the feeling everyone else in the world understands exactly what that means while you’re still virtually in the dark, take heart. Virtualization for Dummies gives you a thorough introduction to this hot topic and helps you evaluate if making the switch to a virtual environment is right for you. This fun and friendly guide starts with a detailed overview of exactly what virtualization is and exactly how it works, and then takes you on a tour of the benefits of a virtualized environment, such as added space in overcrowded data centers, lower operations costs through more efficient infrastructure administration, and reduced energy costs through server consolidation. Next, you’ll get step-by-step guidance on how to: * Perform a server virtualization cost versus benefit analysis * Weigh server virtualization options * Choose hardware for your server virtualization project * Create a virtualized software environment * Migrate to—and manage—your new virtualized environment Whether you’re an IT manager looking to sell the idea to your boss, or just want to learn more about how to create, migrate to, and successfully manage a virtualized environment, Virtualization for Dummies is your go-to guide for virtually everything you need to know.

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    Daum, Kevin, Scott, Matt, Hein, Bettina, Goeldi, Andreas
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    This book features savvy advice for adding video to your marketing plan. Video marketing is rapidly gaining popularity in online marketing, and this fun-but-practical guide presents you with all aspects of video marketing, from planning to production to distribution. You'll learn how to create a video strategy, produce an effective video, put it online and get your video to the right consumers so that you can help your business succeed. The author team has vast experience in video creation and marketing, and explores 10 video campaigns so you can learn from their successes and challenges. This book: *Offers an overview of the video marketing process, how to build it into an existing marketing plan and create a video outline *Covers the necessary steps for creating the video, from scripting to shooting to editing *Walks you through the process of sharing video on a company site, social site or other hosts and then draw the right audience *Details the new frontiers of video marketing including mobile video and measuring results Featuring invaluable advice for creating an effective video marketing campaign, Video Marketing For Dummies is essential reading on this marketing trend.

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    Villeneuve, Corine, Bergeron, Emilie
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    Sobre el suelo, por el agua o por los aires, Vehículos sobrevuela varias maneras de moverse. Sus hijos podrían también familiarizarse con los diferentes medios de propulsión en este libro muy animado. ¿Listo para mover? Las estampas interactivas de la colección Caja de cartas estimulan el desarrollo del vocabulario del niño mientras divertirse. Realizado en francés, en inglés y en español, son también una buena manera de iniciarse a otras idiomas, y permiten aprender la buena pronunciación de las palabras con la narración. Al final, encontraron preguntas, suplementos o juegos para más placer. Están creados para complacer tanto a las niñas como a los niños.

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    Villeneuve, Corine, Bergeron, Emilie
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    Sur terre, dans l’eau ou dans les airs, Véhicules survole diverses façons de se déplacer. Vos tout-petits pourront aussi se familiariser avec les différents modes de propulsion dans ce livre très animé. Prêt à démarrer? Les imagiers interactifs de la collection Boîte à mots stimulent le développement du vocabulaire de l’enfant tout en l’amusant! Réalisés en français, en anglais et en espagnol, ils sont aussi une bonne façon de s’initier à d’autres langues, et ils permettent d’apprendre la bonne prononciation des mots avec la narration. À la fin, vous trouverez des questions, des suppléments ou des jeux pour plus de plaisir! Ils sont conçus pour plaire autant aux filles qu’aux garçons.

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    Villeneuve, Corine, Bergeron, Emilie
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    Whether on land, under water or in the air, Vehicles offers an overview of various means of transportation. Your children will be able to learn about the propulsion means, thanks to this colourful book. Ready to start? The interactive picture books in the Word Box collection encourage the development of the child’s vocabulary while having fun! Offered in French, English, and Spanish, they are also a great way to discover other languages, and show the right way to say words, thanks to the narration. At the end you will find questions, supplements, or games to have even more fun! The Word Box collection is designed to appeal to girls and boys.

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    Nardozzi, Charlie
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    From selecting the right spot to preparing the soil to harvesting, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to successfully raise vegetables regardless of the size of your plot or your dietary needs. You'll discover how to plot your garden and get the soil in tip-top shape, select the types of vegetables you want to grow, plant the seeds properly and care for them as they grow. You'll also know the right time to pick your vegetables and the best ways to enjoy them. Plus, you'll get tips on preserving foods grown at home.

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    Tracey, David
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    Urban Agriculture is packed with ideas and designs for anyone interested in joining the new food revolution. First-time farmers and green thumbs alike will find advice on growing healthy, delicious, affordable food in urban settings. From condo balconies to community orchards, cities are coming alive with crops. Get growing!

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    Rathbone, Andy
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    Whether you want to prepare your computer for Windows 7, avoid investing in a new one, or just "go green", this fully illustrated guide has what you need. You'll learn how to add printers and new keyboards, boost your PC's performance and increase memory, improve power consumption, rev up your multimedia capacity, and much more. Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by photos that show you exactly what you should see at every stage. * Learn to perform basic upgrades and prepare your PC for high-speed Internet connections, network connections, and added security, all with fully illustrated instructions * Find out how to expand memory, enhance speed, and update your computer's power supply * Prepare an old computer for Windows 7 and beef up your capacity for multimedia Upgrading & Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies is a show-and-tell course in making your PC happy, healthy, and green.

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    Onika, Bennett
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    Going beyond the common poker strategy book, this one-of-a-kind guide utilizes basic memory techniques designed to enable a player to easily keep track of poker statistics during a live game. A variety of engaging imagery is provided, teaching players how to remember approximately 10 to 100 times the information an untrained player would have at a tournament or cash game.

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    Shah, Satish
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    In our increasingly mobile world, communication must be effective, global, and available through multiple technologies seamlessly. Unified Communications logically blends and combines previously separate services and features, making communication possible by any means, with anyone, using any of your devices. This complex topic is perfect for a book dedicated to making everything easier! Unified Communications For Dummies introduces you to the many advantages this technology offers your business and shows you how to develop a strategy for bringing it about. * Unified Communications is a new paradigm for working and communicating efficiently and collaboratively * This book explains the features available with Unified Communications and how they can create new capabilities to drive customer satisfaction * Shows how Unified Communications encompasses office and mobile phones, voicemail, instant messaging, fax, Internet phone calls, texting, and even Web conferencing * Provides a step-by-step approach for creating a Unified Communications strategy * Offers tips for improving the implementation process * Shares real-world examples of how Unified Communications is being used today Unified Communications For Dummies shows you how to meet business needs with this emerging, cutting-edge solution.

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    The text's unique blend of customer focus, technology, authorship and package amalgamate into a complete learning system aimed at making the introductory business course interesting, topical, and relevant to students in both major and non-major streams. UCB is now the text that others benchmark for quality, readability, usability and currency and no competitor offers the variety and adaptability of the various packages (text and supplements) that are available with this text.

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    Lacy, Kyle
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    Get the latest tweets, tools, tips and techniques, and kick-start your Twitter marketing campaign! As the fastest-growing social networking service with more than 50 million tweets posted per day, Twitter poses a plethora of marketing possibilities. Boasting more than 50 percent new or updated content, this fun and friendly second edition reflects the latest features that Twitter has implemented to make the service more appealing to business users. Twitter Marketing For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you build a following, promote your product and drive more traffic to your Web site. This book: *Details the changes to Twitter since the previous edition and explores the newest features and functionality that Twitter now offers to businesses looking to market their product on the fastest-growing social networking service *Shows you how to effectively increase your visibility and promote your message via Twitter *Looks at the new promoted Tweets and Twitter lists *Delves into the marketing possibilities that exist with the new feature of sharing tweets on other social networking sites So stop twiddling your thumbs and start tweeting today with the Twitter marketing advice shared within the pages of Twitter Marketing For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

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    Fitton, Laura
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    Twitter, the simple-to-use microblogging service, offers immense benefits for businesses and organizations. Fire departments, political candidates, and CEOs have used Twitter to share up-to-the-minute information. Laura Fitton, maybe better known by her Twitter handle - @Pistachio, has more than 10,000 followers on Twitter, and gives presentations on how to use Twitter to build business and personal opportunity. She's joined by Michael Gruen and Leslie Poston to share Twitter expertise in this easy-to-follow guide. You'll discover how to get set up on Twitter, build a follower list, and find a voice for your tweets. Then you'll learn to use third party tools to link Twitter to other sites and incorporate it into business communication models. This book covers * The basics of signing up and creating tweets * Following other users and adding followers to your own tweets * Mastering the "Twecosystem"—the tools that tie Twitter to many other Web applications, including mobile devices * Strategies for enhancing business communication, marketing, and networking opportunities with Twitter Twitter For Dummies gets you up and running on this hot communications tool the fun and easy way.

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    Jenkins, Sue
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    Tumblr may be a microblogging platform, but there's nothing micro about it. There's no limit to what you can post in your blog—from text, photos, and links to audio, video, slideshows, and more. Now you can join the over 28 million Tumblelogs on Tumblr with this handy, portable guide. In the popular, For Dummies, easy-access style, this practical book shows you exactly what to do to get the most out of Tumblr. Set up your account, choose a theme, post from your computer or phone, see how to reblog content, and before you know it, you're off and Tumbling. * Guides you in how to join and get the most out of Tumblr * Shows you how to set up an account, choose a theme, customize your Tumblelog, and use the dashboard * Explains how to follow other Tumblr users and reblog their content, and post from your browser, phone, or email * Offers tips, trick, and techniques to make everything easy All the detail you need to get up and running on this fun microblogging platform is here, in Tumblr For Dummies Portable Edition.

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    Gookin, Dan
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    Written by veteran For Dummies author Dan Gookin, this straightforward guide shows you how to diagnose and solve the most common hardware and software problems your PC may encounter. In addition, he presents advice for preventing PC problems in the first place and clearly explains how to create a safe and secure PC environment.     * Walks you through ways to diagnose the most common PC hardware, software, and operating system problems * Offers clear and easy-to-understand solutions for confidently handling these problems * Shares valuable advice about maintaining your system to maximize its lifespan * Reviews an array of useful tools * Covers Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Internet Explorer 8 Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you to confidently handle whatever PC problems you may encounter.

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    Gookin, Dan
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    Maintaining a PC is important, and troubleshooting a PC can be a challenge. Dan Gookin is great at explaining how to handle common PC problems, and he’s provided a complete, plain-English manual in Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies. Liberally laced with Dan’s famous humor and clear instructions, Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies is divided into six minibooks covering hardware, software, laptops, Internet, networking, and maintenance. Each one gives you some background on what causes common problems, to help you understand what’s wrong as well as how to fix it. You’ll learn to: * Troubleshoot both Windows XP and Vista * Solve e-mail and Web woes, makes friends with ActiveX, and protect your system from evil software and viruses * Resolve router problems, reset the modem, delve into IP addresses, and find the elusive wireless network * Investigate startup issues, battery quirks, and power problems * Travel safely and efficiently with your laptop * Perform regular maintenance and keep good backups * Solve problems with disks and printers * Find missing files, successfully restore files if something major goes wrong, and pep up your PC The bonus DVD walks you through some of the complex steps discussed in the book and demonstrates tasks like removing a hard drive. There’s a great collection of free and demo software, too. Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies is tech support in a book! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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    Pitney, Deirdre
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    Shaping up for a triathlon is serious business. Triathlon Training For Dummies is packed with insider tips and proven methods for training for a triathlon and pumping yourself into the best possible shape by race day. It helps you find the motivation you need to stick to your program, eat better to maximize your energy, and prevent injures both before and during the race.  This authoritative guide helps you evaluate your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility, and to set manageable realistic training goals. You’ll learn how to establish a workout schedule, choose a target finish time get the right, affordable equipment you’ll need for each leg of the race, and maximize your fitness and form for swimming, biking, and running. You’ll also get plenty of help in putting it all together as you focus your training, add dual workouts, become a quick-change artist, and save time during transitions. Discover how to: * Choose an event to train for based on your fitness level * Get into your best possible shape * Select the right equipment and sportswear * Train for an Olympic, Sprint, or Ironman triathlon * Fuel your body and prevent injuries * Prepare for training sessions * Maintain energy and recover quickly * Set training schedules for every triathlon event * Treat common training and racing injuries * Live like an athlete Triathlon Training For Dummies comes complete with resources for finding triathlons near you, lists of items to bring along on race day, and tips on registration formalities and racing etiquette.

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