Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by
that rely on faxing for can often
feel buried in papers. Whether it's documents that require
signatures, such as contracts or legal correspondence, or diagrams
such as floor plans or building layouts, faxed
communication can be an integral part of a company's standard
Fax is essential in cases where a paper trail is a
necessity, but that doesn't necesarily have to mean
creating mountains of paper.
Not only can voluminous faxing be expensive if you
utilize a... Read More »
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by
recent article by
ABC News explained the importance of finding the right agent
during a time where the housing market is unsteady. The article
gave tips on what questions people should ask when looking for the
right agent. Among the questions people should ask were:
- How many clients the agent currently has.
- Policy on communications and availability.
- Relationships between the agent and title companies, home
inspectors and lenders.
With these three questions, a common underlying topic is brought
to... Read More »
Friday, September 7, 2012 by
the housing slump begins to turn around, traditional real estate
professionals are transforming their business into a modern, mobile
According to a Holdcom infographic, approximately 50% of agents and
47% of brokers invested $500 - $2000 on technology this
year. The infographic explains that in order to keep up with
competition, one must keep up with technology – this holds true
with real estate professionals as well.
With pages and pages of hand-signed documents necessary in... Read More »
Friday, August 24, 2012 by
to a recent press
release, days of traditional software and hardware are in the
past. Data from the 2012
American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center
revealed that 38 percent of lawyers have migrated to laptops as
primary computers. With an app for almost everything, lawyers are
beginning to adopt cloud software to manage tasks and
communications wherever they may be.
Online services have begun to provide lawyers with professional
capabilities they expect from... Read More »
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by
According to a study by the Journal of Medical Internet Research,
physicians are interrupted nearly five times an hour by phone
calls, emails, and face-to-face interactions. The
2012 National Physicians Survey showed something
that is unlikely to surprise many doctors - fax remains the dominant
method of communicating with colleagues, patients, insurance
companies and pharmacists. All told, 63 percent of healthcare
providers rely heavily on the technology, according to
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Friday, July 13, 2012 by
rising oil prices and increased fears of environmental damage, many
Americans are taking measures to increase the energy efficiency of
From augmenting insulation and sealing windows to installing
solar panels and updating furnaces, home improvement geared at
greening homes is on the rise, according to Bloomberg.
This has led to a growing segment of home energy auditors
who visit homes to educate owners on tactics that can make
their homes more energy efficient.
Inspectors are... Read More »
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by
Today is the first day of summer, and for camp directors and
kids alike, that means summer camp is right around the corner.
As summer kicks into high gear over the next month, many
children will begin attending summer camp. Whether this is their
first time away from home or they've been attending for several
years, getting a child to camp often requires a lot of paperwork --
hand-signed immunization forms, emergency contact information and
other documents that must go back and forth in a timely... Read More »
Monday, June 11, 2012 by
is a growing trend in business today away from hardware-based technologies such as PBX phone
systems and fax machines to cloud services such as a virtual phone system
and online fax. Also known as hosted services, cloud services for business
can save companies money by eliminating the need to upgrade
hardware devices and hire IT support to manage in-house
The trend towards cloud services is especially evident in the
real estate industry, where mobile professionals can reap huge... 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, April 30, 2012 by
of a small business owner's most valuable assets is also one of the
most elusive: time.
The notion of time, and how we spend it, has been widely
popularized, from books ("The 4-Hour Work Week") to music (The
Beatles' "Eight Days a Week").
Perhaps time is such a popular subject because of the daily
challenge we face in "managing" it. The concept of time management
is also one that has been widely covered over the years.
There are lots of differing opinions, theories and techniques
about time... Read More »
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 by
2.0 broad requirements for refinancing fixed rate
loans is expected to drive an influx of new business for real
According to industry estimates, the mortgage industry,
under the new Harp 2.0 law, is anticipating as many as 6.9
million borrowers now being able to potentially qualify for new
This is good news for mortgage brokers. The regulation change
could lead to significant growth in new customers, bringing welcome
relief to an industry that... Read More »
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 by
Despite the growing prevalence of mobile devices in the
workplace, a large portion of businesses have failed to implement a
According to a poll conducted by Software AG, around 60 percent
of organizations don't have a company-wide mobile initiative, while
only 22 percent have begun to research how they can implement these
plans, ITworld reported.
Only 15 percent of respondents that admitted to having a mobile
plan said it was a company-wide strategy. Meanwhile, 25 percent... Read More »
Monday, March 26, 2012 by
Tax season is in full swing, and both businesses and private
citizens are looking to find ways to make the process smoother and
more efficient. Using fax services that can directly
fax from the internet to a premise-based machine will minimize
the time spent managing unorganized paper documents and make the
entire tax season much less stressful.
With an email to fax solution,
decision-makers and homeowners can experience more freedom rather
than being tied down to traditional paperwork... 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 »
Friday, January 27, 2012 by
to the new eFax blog!
We're excited to be launching this new resource and hope you'll
find it a valuable source of information and inspiration.
Over the coming weeks and months, we will be using this forum in a
number of ways.
First, to address trends and topics that are important to small
businesses today -- issues like the benefits of cloud computing and
SaaS solutions; how and why new mobile technologies and apps are
enabling business professionals to increasingly work from... Read More »