Methods of Communication and Technologies Used to Support Them

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Introduction

In this report, I will review and analyze different types of communication and the various technologies used to support them. I will then explain the advantages and disadvantages of each one, the different types of technologies which support them and how they can be applied to benefit the company.

Methods of Communication

SMS/MMS

Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) are a communication service component of the GSM mobile communication system, using standardized communications protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between mobile phone devices.[1] Some websites also allow you to communicate to mobiles via SMS for a fixed fee. To send an SMS you simply have to choose a contact
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It is used to create items such as flyers and other forms of advertising which is often circulated through the public through the means of post or handouts to attract more customers.

Paper is extremely easy and simple to use for any need; from drawing to printing. One of the main reasons for this is that paper is very cheap meaning that if any mistakes occur while using paper; it’s very easy to just get more paper and start over again. Paper can also be recycled, this is a big advantage as many companies and businesses are very environmentally conscious and being ‘green’ also gives them a good reputation with their clients. Paper is also considered to be a lot more ‘personal’ than an email or any sort of digital communication as it makes the reader feel as though more effort has been taken to communicate to them.

Paper is supported by simple devices such as the pencil, and also by a number of more modern devices, such as a Personal Computer or a Mobile Phone, which can connect to a printer to print something out.
E-Mail

Electronic mail, most commonly abbreviated email and e-mail, is a method of exchanging digital messages.[5] E-Mail’s are generally used to advertise to the public and also to show a formal notice on things such as subscriptions, receipt for online shopping etc. The simplicity of E-Mails has made it a convenient and preferred method of communication for many people. The
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