Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by
we generally talk about the benefits of faxing, tech enthusiasts
might also appreciate that fax has a long history with the various
standards bodies that mandate how communication systems work. The
International Telecommunications Union (ITU), for example, has
published hundreds of standards for building and implementing fax
networks. Despite their name, adoption of these “standards” is not
mandatory; some fade without much practical implementation, while
others evolve and grow into well... Read More »
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by
any movie from the 1980s that deals with work (9 to 5, Working
Girl, Wall Street, Trading Places, the list goes on) and
you’ll see bustling offices filled with enormous computers, copy
and fax machines the size of small cars, and workers held
hostage at their desks by their hardwired phones. Look closely and
you’ll see glimpses of devices we now take for granted —
though back then that wondrous invention known as a cellular phone
was the size and heft of a small paving stone.
Cut to today... Read More »
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by
you’re out for the afternoon showing high-end condos to a new
client — a young man, pre-qualified, great income, eager to buy.
You’re an hour away from your office… when an important fax comes
It’s the purchase offer you sent on behalf of another client,
and the seller has signed and accepted your client’s offer. You’ve
got the deal! The seller only requests to have the agreement she
faxed to your office signed and faxed back within two hours.
The only problem is -- you’re not at your... Read More »
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by
Day is rapidly approaching and you're probably thinking, "I'm
swamped. How am supposed to make time for a Valentine's Day
celebration?" Glad you asked.
As it happens, the fact that you’re an on-the-go professional
can actually help you plan a memorable celebration. Here
are a few easy ideas for using your daily mountain-moving skills to
plan a wonderful Valentine’s Day.
1. Make it a Valentine’s Week
One of the challenges a special occasion like Valentine’s Day
presents is that society... Read More »
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by
has been football’s most important week of the year — first the
Super Bowl, and today, National Signing Day, the deadline for high
school stars to submit letters of intent to the colleges they’ve
chosen to play for.
Turns out, each of these events offers valuable lessons for
SMBs, lessons that can save you time, money and even heartache.
The business lesson from the Super Bowl comes, unfortunately, in
the form of a horror story. Denver Broncos defensive lineman
Elvis Dumervil was cut from the... Read More »
Thursday, January 30, 2014 by
excited to introduce the latest evolution of the eFax mobile
app. We announced
some terrific new productivity features that can save on-the-go
professionals like you serious time and headaches. And it can help
you be much more responsive to customers and partners with no
additional effort on your part!
So, what great new features are available on the new mobile fax app? Imagine being
able to open a contract from your DropBox, Box or iCloud account,
signing the contract with your finger and... Read More »
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by
we understand how mobile devices like tablets can make a sales
professional more productive and successful. Armed with a tablet, a
salesperson can research on the go, write emails to prospects from
anywhere and even attend virtual video conferences from a vacation
But when it comes to the real work — like drafting a sales
proposal, giving a presentation or even signing a business contract
— we still tend to think that only a “real computer” can handle
these tasks. But that’s no... Read More »
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by
a busy professional, always on the go, and your smart phone has
become the lifeline of your business.
People mistakenly call yours a “home-based business,” but the
truth is that you’re always doing business, no matter where you are
— in the car, at the coffee place, while you’re shopping for
the airport, at your child’s soccer practice…
You probably already know that online faxing with eFax can be a
lifesaver when you’re on the road and need to review, sign and send
a fax in a... Read More »
Thursday, October 10, 2013 by
Real estate agents: Current stats on US real estate trends
indicate that your business is in for a dose of good luck. Two
doses, actually, if you’re tech-savvy.
As you’re no doubt aware, US housing is enjoying a mini-surge.
new-construction report shows August’s single-family housing
starts were up 7% over those in the previous month.
But what you might not have heard is exactly who these new
entrants into the market are. They’re young people. A recent
generational housing trends... Read More »
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by
A client needs you to fax a critical document, pronto. Or they ask
for your fax number, so they can fax a proposed contract change to
you right away.
Your first thought might be: “Fax??? Really??? Is my client
stuck in the 90s??"
(The truth? Even in 2013 -- the age of email and texting,
fax remains as one of the most reliable, commonly used and
trusted ways to send and receive critical business documents.
Especially in the real estate, legal, manufacturing, finance and
healthcare... Read More »
Friday, March 15, 2013 by
Denver Broncos announced today that the team has released pass
rusher Elvis Dumervil because his agent failed to fax the signed
contract before the 1:00 PM deadline.
The cost to Dumerville? $8 million!
A glitch in the fax machine used to send the paperwork was
reported to be the cause.
Based on this news, eFax has introduced a special offer for
anyone who calls the 800 number listed below and mentions the offer
The eFax service enables you to send and receive official
documents... Read More »
Friday, January 25, 2013 by
more Americans enter the housing market, buyers, sellers, realtors,
and lenders are increasingly turning to mobile apps and the cloud
to get deals done. From faxing a loan document using a mobile
app to managing calls and voicemails professionally using a virtual
phone number, mortgage brokers are now, more than ever before, able
to cut the cord to the office and still make the sale.
This trend is reflected in a November, 2012 Forrester Research
report entitled “Multichannel Home Lending... Read More »
Friday, October 12, 2012 by
Faster and more convenient airplanes, a truly global economy and
the growing importance of large conferences have all led to a
recent surge in business-oriented international travel.
In fact, in terms of professional travel, 2011 exceeded most
expectations, and 2012 looks even better.
According to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), 2011
saw increases in business-travel spending and trip volume. With
data still coming in, GBTA predicts that 2012 will see
business-travel spending rise... Read More »
Monday, June 25, 2012 by
Small business owners are known for their need to be "on call"
for their business. This 24/7 mentality can take its toll over
time, and the obvious solution is a little bit of R&R.
Everyone deserves a vacation every so often -- especially small
business owners, who often wear multiple hats and feel the need to
remain chained to their desks.
However, with modern business needs and demanding clients,
taking a vacation can pose a problem for people hoping to leave the
office for a few days. If faxing ... Read More »
Friday, April 27, 2012 by
has come a long way since the days of a clunky, noisy fax machine
sitting in the corner, plugged into a dedicated phone line and
waiting for toner or paper to be added.
Fax is integral to transactional business today -- oftentimes, a
scanned PDF sent via email is not allowed -- only a faxed, or
original document (mailed, or hand-delivered) is accepted.
Today, with nothing more than a WiFi connection and a cell phone or
iPad, you can send and/or receive a fax -- even signing it using
your... Read More »
Monday, March 19, 2012 by
A recent study by CompTIA found that the rapid evolution of
technology has created IT skillset challenges for business owners
that don't have time to keep up with technology advancements.
Small business owners -- those who often wear multiple hats,
acting as business visionary, owner, IT support and marketing/sales
specialist, to name a few -- are particularly susceptible to the
challenges these rapid advances in technology create.
"Even as the importance of technology to business success... Read More »
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 by
The intersection of social networking, big data and other major
industry trends is causing more businesses to implement cloud
services in order to remain competitive with rival firms.
This trend will cause the number of companies that outsource
services to the cloud to more than double by 2015, according to a
new IBM study.
While organizations may agree on the need to move to cloud
services such as online fax and online backup, the
benefits from actually doing so vary.
For example, the report noted... Read More »
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by
As enterprise technology continues to improve, certain trends
are going to develop as priorities for businesses through 2012 and
the years to come. According to a recent Gartner report, cloud computing and mobile devices will be
among the most disruptive technologies during the next several
"Many industry business models will be challenged through 2015
as customers continue to adopt an always-connected digital
lifestyle and market competitors exploit emerging technologies to
achieve... Read More »