I've been living overseas, away from my family, for a very long time now... just over 14 years. I live on the other side of the world from them, and only travel home (is it still called home after this long away?) once every 2 years.
When I first moved overseas, my family and I were not online users at all. We kept in touch the old fashioned way... letters, aerograms, and phone calls when we could afford it. A lot has changed now. We manage, these days, to keep in touch every day. And we do it using VOIP (voice over internet phone). We've been using it for about a year now, and we all love the way it works. Wherever I travel to, and I travel often, this technology has been great for keeping me in touch with loved ones back home.
Cisco has a lot of great products available that make this sort of communication easier, all used over secure networking connections. It has been wonderful for my family and I to keep in touch, and has made working with my counterparts overseas easier than I ever imagined it could be. It's great now, when I need to be in touch with the home office, that I can set up conference calls or Video Conferencing.
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