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Now we're Getting a Clearer Picture

Now we're Getting a Clearer Picture

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Published by Carol Skyring
An article I wrote for Business Travel Year Book at the end of 2003. More busy executives are missing planes and dodging taxis in order to save time and money and the usage of real-time conferencing technologies is on the rise as those with more to do & less time to do it in, opt for meeting each other from their own offices.
An article I wrote for Business Travel Year Book at the end of 2003. More busy executives are missing planes and dodging taxis in order to save time and money and the usage of real-time conferencing technologies is on the rise as those with more to do & less time to do it in, opt for meeting each other from their own offices.

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Published by: Carol Skyring on Jul 07, 2008
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