Thursday, October 3, 2013 by
an entrepreneur, and you’re having a good news/bad news type of
The good news: today's mail includes a check from one of your
clients. The bad news? Along with that check is a letter from the
client stating that from this point forward they require all
vendors to switch to direct deposit for payment.
That's not a problem in and of itself; in fact, you actually
prefer direct deposit. (The trip to the bank takes precious time
from your workday and interrupts your flow.) The problem is... Read More »
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by
to Wear a Wearable Computer?
Before he helped Nike launch wearable computer devices such as
Nike FuelBand, product designer
Steve Holmes led creation of the critically acclaimed Palm Pre
smartphone and the mechanical design of the iconic Apple G4
Today, as vice president of the New Devices Group at Intel, the
UC Berkeley and Stanford University graduate is helping the
computer chipmaker design new technologies for the burgeoning
wearable computing market, which is expected to exceed... Read More »
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by
was 1964. Across America, families were hitting the road in their
brand new Rambler Classic Cross Country station wagon (see the
picture to the left). The Beatles made their historic debut on the
Ed Sullivan show. Ford Motors introduced the now classic
Mustang for the first time.
The Dow Jones Industrial average closed at the end of the year
at 874, and the average cost of a new house was $13,050.
And technology was advancing at a rapid pace: BASIC (an early
computer language) was ... Read More »
Thursday, August 15, 2013 by
j2 Global, parent company of eFax, recently completed a survey of
small business owners examining their thoughts about business
optimisim and how that impacts their plans to take time off this
The good news? Business
optimisim remains high across the board, up from 76% last year
to 88% this year. Millennials are the most optimistic, but Boomers
and Gen X'ers also rated high in the optimism category.
To learn more about how small business owners are feeling, and
how they're working when... Read More »
Monday, July 29, 2013 by
of us have experienced it at one time or another: That sheepish
sense of guilt you get when you tell a colleague or co-worker that
you'll be "working from home" for the day. "Enjoy!" they're likely
to say before hanging up -- as if you'll be on vacation for the
Whether it's a cultural remnant from the 9 to 5 era, or a guilt
complex heaped on by those in jobs with little (or no) flexibility
in their work structure, the concept that one could actually be
productive and (gasp!) more... Read More »
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by
Global released findings from it's annual Mid-Year Report Card
Small Business Survey.
The bottom line? Optimism is up over last year -- 88% of
small business professionals surveyed are feeling positive about
their business this year, versus 76% last year.
See the infographic below for more survey highlights.
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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 »
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, February 22, 2013 by
security is a growing concern for every business. As more
establishments rely on technology for analytics and data storage,
it's vital that companies protect sensitive documents and servers.
Andrew Gilbert, executive vice president of Qualcomm's internet
services division, told the Financial Times that mobile devices and
productivity apps represent possible gaps in security measures.
"IT departments are very concerned about security and data
protection," Gilbert said. "How do you protect... Read More »
Friday, February 15, 2013 by
financial advisors can often feel like they're buried in papers.
With tax documents, income information and investment portfolios
piling up all the time, it can sometimes be difficult to keep track
of everything. This is a problem even in ideal situations, but when
clients are busy, hard to reach or far away, it can make things
In instances like this, it is vital that a financial advisor is
able to communicate with his or her clients in their preferred
mode. For... Read More »
Friday, February 8, 2013 by
services like internet faxing can keep employees
connected over great distances. Digitally sharing documents may be
even more important in 2013 because business travel is expected to
The U.S. Travel Association recently estimated that the number
of business trips will rise by nearly 1 percent in 2013. The
association also forecasts even greater growth for 2014.
Companies must give their staffers the tools to stay connected
when they're working remotely during trips. Cloud services... Read More »
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 »