Survey Says: People Fax in the Strangest Places

efax,mobile faxing,online faxWhat 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...

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This Common Behavior Might be Draining Your Productivity – and You Wouldn’t Even Know it

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For the sake of your productivity, please give this blog post 100% of your attention.

A lot to ask, isn’t it? As a busy professional who spends all day glued to a smartphone, you’re probably always tackling more than one task at a time — checking your email in meetings, for example, and researching or writing text messages while you’re on the phone.

Multi-tasking is the norm these days, especially for high achievers like you. And it’s reasonable to assume that the ability to multi-task is a...

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Think Your Business is Safe From Cyber Threats?

efax online fax That’s a perfectly logical assumption. It seems we see another news headline every week about cyber criminals hacking the computer networks of a large, global enterprise — a major bank, for example, or one of the big online retailers. Sometimes even a government agency.

But we rarely worry that hackers or cyber thieves are also interested in targeting small businesses that get dwarfed in size — and revenue — by the Wal Marts of the world. Don’t make that mistake.

When LinkedIn gets hacked, it...

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eFax - Keeping Great Companies Connected

eFax online faxHere at eFax, we're passionate about helping customers solve business challenges.

One key challenge many business professionals face in today's mobile environment is how to exchange 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...

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Three Clever Productivity Ideas for Your Smart Phone

efax online fax service You’re 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 groceries, in 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...

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A Few Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Do With Online Fax

efax online fax blog“Fax? 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 faxing?
 
Maybe they’re sentimental. Or maybe it’s just plain-old inertia that keeps them from upgrading their technology from the 1990s.
 
But that’s okay. Relax. No...
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A Quick Fix for a Fax Crisis

Situation: You're at the airport, waiting at the gate, 5 minutes to boarding, and you get an email request from your client to sign and fax back a contract ASAP.

What do you do? Watch this new eFax video to find out:

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An Interesting Surprise in Today’s Housing Boom — and How Realtors Can Capitalize on it

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. HUD’s September 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...

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Four Reasons Why Online Fax Makes Sense For Your Business

efax,online fax,small business fax,benefits of online faxScenario: 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...

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The Type of Moment Every Entrepreneur Dreads

efax online fax solutionYou're an entrepreneur, and you’re having a good news/bad news type of day.

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...

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Top targets for wearable computer makers.

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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 Cube.

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...

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The Beatles, The Mustang and The Fax

The year 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 ...

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Survey Says: Business Owners Remain Optimistic

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 year.

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...

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If You Work From Home, Are You an Oxymoron?

Most 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 day.

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...

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j2 Global Mid Year SMB Report: Optimism is Up

j2 Global Mid Year SMB Survey InfographicToday, j2 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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Five Reasons to Adopt Online Fax

efax, online fax, fax to email, j2 global, small business faxPaper 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 fax machines.

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...

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eFax Offers NFL Special After Elvis Dumervil Released by Broncos for Fax Blunder

The 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 code "NFL."

The eFax service enables you to send and receive official documents...

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IT professionals worry about mobile security

eFax Cyber SecurityCyber 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...

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More options for financial advisors

eFax Financial AnalystPersonal 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 especially unwieldy.

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...

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Business travel expected to increase in 2013

 

eFax Business Travel is BoomingCloud 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 increase.

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...

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