E-mail – One Step Closer to World
E-mail in your business
is rapidly becoming like the phone. You must use it to
run your business! It’s like green eggs and ham.
You can use it on your
PC, you can use it on your Personal Digital assistant
(PDA), you can use on your Game-boy, you can use it in
your TV, Sam I am. You can use it in many languages and
it translates. You can send invoices, statements, ledgers,
work orders, fuel tickets, dump lading forms and pictures
with and with and without music.
Your driver, on their
PDA, can enter the items services, print a receipt on
the wireless Bluetooth printer and e-mail the information
back to the office so an official invoice can be generated
and e-mailed to the customer, sometimes before the driver
can pull the vehicle out of the driveway.
While traveling at a
trade show you can receive and send e-mail so you can
stay in touch of any telephone calls and issues. As a
matter of fact, if you have the right phone service, you
can actually receive your phone messages delivered via
e-mail and played back to you and, yes, you can record
and send back a voice e-mail.
There are several ways
to bring e-mail into your business. Google has Gmail that
is FREE. And if you Yahoo, you can use their e-mail as
well. If you want your company name as your e-mail address,
try webmail.com and for a small fee they will setup your
company as a registered URL and host your e-mail.
And yes, all the mentioned
services will allow you to avoid the technical problems
with installing and maintaining e-mail on our server,
protection against viruses and the tools needed to protect
you and your employees from both business and “Adult”
spam (e-mail telemarketers) and support built-in spell
checkers to correct typing errors.
So what are the show
stoppers? Reading glasses, typing skills, using the internet
(high speed) and changing your way of doing business!
Here are a few trends
that tell you this is not a fad, but the real thing. Some
states require that you pay your sales tax over the internet
with an e-check and require an e-mail address for verification.
Try buying something over the internet without an e-mail
address. Your children or grandchildren wonder why you
do not answer their e-mail message.
What’s coming next
year is a new version of Windows and it will support voice
recognition and allow you to hear and dictate your e-mails
- so say goodbye to your show stopper issues. But, it
will also support video, so you may want to get that haircut.
That only leaves the use of the internet and that is becoming
“FREE” at many locations.