Friday, February 1, 2013 by
as internet and tech giants battle for superiority in the cloud
computing market, small and medium-sized businesses can take
advantage of the services.
The technology is changing the way businesses operate and
revolutionizing how companies store and back up important
information, according to a Washington Post report by cloud computing researcher Erik
The cloud is also changing the way hardware and software is
sold. Take cloud backup
solutions, for example. Instead of purchasing... 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 »
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by
Time is of the essence when it comes to healthcare. Medical
professionals are always looking for new strategies to streamline
their basic responsibilities and improve overall efficiency.
Additionally, doctors regularly implement new technology to
increase communication with other health care providers and
patients. A new report has found that a growing number of
physicians are turning to smartphones and tablets to connect with
co-workers and clients.
Jackson & Coker, a healthcare staffing firm,... Read More »
Monday, January 21, 2013 by
the economy struggles to recover, small business owners have
attempted to reduce overhead expenses and find budget-friendly
solutions to everyday practices.
One of the most costly expenses is printer
ink. Computerworld recently reported that ink can sometimes cost upward
of $80 per ounce. Federico De
Silva, an analyst from Gartner, told the news source that shoppers
don't worry about new cartridges when shopping for
"They are going for a $49 printer, but when
they have to refill it... Read More »
Monday, January 14, 2013 by
Entrepreneurs used to view cloud storage as a means to back up
In the event of an emergency, copied files were saved online so
that they were accessible on different computers. Small business
owners now use cloud services as alternatives to locally storing
documents and downloading software.
The primary advantage of online storage is that businesses can
sync files with multiple devices. Employees can access important
paperwork from any gadget with network connectivity.
Staffers can... Read More »
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by
Today, we introduced the newly updated iOS 3.0 app for the
iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and iPad Touch, making it even easier to
fax on the go from an Apple device.
Latest features include:
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- AirPrint on the Go – Print faxes easily
to AirPrint-enabled printers using WiFi.
- Organize Contacts – Manage eFax
contacts directly from the Home screen.
- Squint Less – The updated eFax app
takes advantage of the enhanced screen size for the larger iPhone 5
display and the new iPad Mini.
- Send Any Document in Any Form –...
Friday, January 4, 2013 by
businesses have been distributing tablets to their employees to
encourage remote working programs.
A problem, however, lies in the fact that managers expect their
staffers to be able to use the mobile devices exactly like desktops
Ken Dulaney, an analyst at an IT research firm, recently told
The Wall Street Journal that
files don't always work on multiple platforms. "If you send
someone files from their desktop infrastructure, there's no
guarantee everything in those files will... Read More »
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by
A recent report from the Census Bureau showed that 13.4 million Americans work from home at least
once per week. The total number of remote workers accounts for 9.5
percent of the workforce.
The report's lead author, Peter Mateyka, said that the growth in
popularity can be attributed to new tools that allow employees to
complete their daily responsibilities without commuting to the
"As communications and information technologies advance, we are
seeing that workers are increasingly able to... Read More »
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by
a growing global awareness about environmental threats and the need
for businesses and consumers to embrace green business methods.
Many companies have been taking an active role when it comes to
implementing recycling programs, energy-efficient equipment and
green office outfitting.
However, organizations still using older technologies like
fax machines may not be
doing enough to focus efforts on being green. Internet faxing reduces
consumption of paper and toner as well as electricity,... 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 »
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by
produce and process more paperwork than just about any other
profession. From consent forms to depositions and legal rulings,
lawyers typcially are buried in documents, many of which require
Transferring these hand-signed documents -- securely -- has
traditionally fallen to two methods: Fax, or overnight deliver (ie
FedEx). Landline-based faxing is still used today, ago, but does
little to reduce the pileup of paper in the office, or facilitate
the trend in the growth... Read More »
Thursday, December 6, 2012 by
businessman or woman travels to a variety of locations, none of
which are likely to have the same technology.
In the past, those traveling for business
required a computer terminal, landline phone, copier and
fax machine, which meant
that work had to always be accomplished from an
But today's marketplace is quite
different:-it's about efficiency and recognizing the diverse needs
of clients, whether they are small families or high-tech data
service providers. Apps can help... Read More »
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by
Pharmaceutical representatives travel to many remote sites
across the United States to coordinate with a variety of doctors,
researchers and medical staff.
In the digital age, quick and reliable access to documents,
accounts and records is essential to effective site coordination.
Pharmaceutical reps require fax services for legal
authorizations and other pertinent paperwork which are not easily
obtainable in a mobile setting.
Internet fax services that are
supported by cloud platforms offer a... Read More »
Thursday, November 29, 2012 by
Each year, IDC magazine undertakes a Social Business Survey as
the role of social media assumes an increasingly more important
role in marketing and communications for companies of every
This year's survey showed a distinct difference from previous
reports, as social business has matured in terms of customer
service and engagement.
The range of social media has increased into a series of subsets
that businesses break down as customer experience, sales
enablement, digital commerce,... Read More »
Monday, November 26, 2012 by
the forecast for retail shopping this year?
Take a look at this Inc. magazine
infographic to find out. Spoiler alert: You'll probably
like what you see.
One key point to note: while social media sites (Facebook,
Twitter, Pinterest) are popular gathering places during the year,
it's expected that shoppers will gravitate directly to the core
shopping sites instead of browsing for sales or deals in feeds or
"If shoppers are going to buy something, they're not
going to Facebook... Read More »
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by
In hospitals and other healthcare settings, wireless devices
aren't limited to smartphones and tablets. Monitors that measure
patients' vital signs and infusion pumps are among the medical
devices that rely on wireless technology.
Until now, many healthcare facilities have tried to block
patients' phones and other devices from their wireless networks,
but that's changing. Scripps Health new universal wireless network,
designed to accommodate its mobile support services at the Scripps
Coastal... Read More »
Monday, November 19, 2012 by
MarketingProfs' 4 Steps to a Social Media
Many companies -- big and small -- jump into social media without
clearly defining a strategy.
Simply because the barrier to entry for social media is low --
ie you can set up a Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest account in
minutes for no cost -- doesn't mean that you should.
One of the biggest mistakes many companies make by jumping into
social media is forgetting that social media, by definition, is
conversational in nature.
If you're not ready... Read More »
Saturday, November 17, 2012 by
"Let the left hand know what the right is doing" is an old
saying that should be applied every day in the workplace,
particularly in small businesses where only a few people wear lots
Not conferring with colleagues isn't just inconsiderate. It can
have serious consequences, as Forbes Magazine reported recently.
The magazine found that Fortune 500 companies lose an estimated
$31.5 billion each year because their managers fail to share
knowledge with employees that could help them secure... Read More »
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by
Developing a good reputation is essential to long term success
for any business. That said, respect is what drives a good
reputation, and Inc. Magazine has guidelines for developing
The magazine's guideposts for engendering respect from clients
and colleagues are authenticity, curiosity, discretion and
uniqueness. Companies must use these traits to help others achieve
As HappinessInThisWorld.com puts it, a good reputation is one of
our most precious assets, but it takes time,... 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 »