Friday, November 22, 2013 by
does a Las Vegas casino, a train in Budapest, Yosemite's El
Capitan, and a Paul McCartney concert in London have in common?
If you were expecting a list of interesting places to visit,
this may surprise you.
Mobile business professionals have recently closed important
deals via fax at all of these locations. Yes, we said
fax. When you consider the
inconvenience of moving documents through a traditional fax
machine, this brings up some obvious questions.
Q: Where would you find a fax machine... Read More »
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by
eFax, we're passionate about helping customers solve business
One key challenge many business professionals face
in today's mobile environment is how
critical business documents with customers and clients
while on the go.
We can go on and on about mobility and the benefits an online
fax service like eFax provides through such features as a
toll free number, mobile apps, digitized signature, and
large file sharing, but
rather than us doing that, we thought we'd let... 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 17, 2013 by
But I’m on the road. I don’t have time to print this thing out,
sign it and send back a paper copy. Why do they insist on using a
fax machine anyway?”
Reasonable question. Who knows why your vendor, customer,
mortgage agent, doctor’s office – or any of the other professionals
you deal with from time to time – still use paper-based
Maybe they’re sentimental. Or maybe it’s just plain-old
inertia that keeps them from upgrading their technology from the
But that’s okay. Relax. No... 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 »
Thursday, May 16, 2013 by
jams? Toner low? Ink empty? Busy signals?
These are the kinds of unwelcomed business operations hiccups that
take up resources and slow down office productivity when relying on
Contrary to what many may believe, faxing is not dead –
it’s alive and evolving, according to a new article in Fortune
magazine. Both large corporations and small business owners in
industries such as in Accounting, Healthcare, Sales, Real Estate,
Finance and Law still heavily rely on faxing as a... Read More »
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by
financial industry has experienced several major technology shifts
in the last few years.
From the explosive growth of mobile applications to the sea
change in cloud computing, the tools of the trade continue to adapt
to finance professionals' need to keep up with the times. Much of
the technology shift to the cloud is being driven by the need for
One example of this shift is the transition to online fax as
opposed to utilizing traditional fax machines to transmit... Read More »
Friday, November 9, 2012 by
old expression about not throwing out the baby with the bath water
may just as well apply to fax machines.
The traditional equipment -- ie the fax machine -- may be
out of step with today's office practices, but the technology of
faxing is as current as it's
PC Today reports that the "faxing revolution has arrived."
faxing has replaced the ink cartridges and busy signals with
email service. Online storage of archived faxes that have been
sent and received are easily... Read More »
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by
Twenty years ago, the fax machine was a cutting-edge
piece of equipment. The technology allowed people to instantly send
official documents and other communications around the world.
For many businesses, this ability was revolutionary. Instead of
relying on the postal service, which could often take weeks to
transport a message, people could now use fax machines to
communicate in near real time.
Today, faxing remains a powerful
business and communication tool. It has, however, gained... Read More »
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by
With mortgage rates near historic lows, many homeowners are
considering going through the process of refinancing their
This could allow them to potentially save tens of thousands of
dollars, by securing a significantly lower interest rate on their
While this provides a great opportunity for property owners to
save money, it is also an ideal situation for mortgage brokers.
Low mortgage rates allow brokers to increase the volume of their
businesses because homeowners across the country... Read More »
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
Read More »
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 »