Happy 50th Anniversary to Modern Fax!

Not many technologies enjoy a 50th anniversary. Even humankind’s true technological marvels, like NASA’s Space Shuttle (1981-2011)1, and ubiquitous devices we thought would last forever, like Sony’s cassette-playing Walkman (1979-2009) 2, rarely see 35.

And today, May 5, 2014, modern fax celebrates 50 years of transmitting information across the globe.

What better time to celebrate than take a look at the innovative ways the modern fax has reinvented itself over the years.  From a 19thCentury “tele...

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Here’s a Smart Business Move You Can Turn into a Save-the-Planet Game

Small business professionals: Ready for a fun challenge? We’re guessing yes, because as a successful entrepreneur, you enjoy tackling new challenges. We call it the Save-the-Planet game. When you play it, not only will you help the environment, but you can also save money and even improve your business reputation with your customers.

The game works like this. The following are ideas for making your business more environmentally friendly. As you implement each idea, you’re ready to move a step...

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5 Reasons to Switch to Online Faxing (If Getting Rid of Your Fax Machine Isn’t Reason Enough)

“Fax? Why don’t you just send it over on a dinosaur?”

— The Michael Scott character on NBC’s The Office

 

You’re a modern small-business professional so you always make sure you have your smart phone, Wi-Fi-enabled tablet, cloud storage for mobile access to your files, and fax machine. Really?

Faxing is an old technology, yes, but that doesn’t mean you’re tied to a fax machine.

The good news: You can easily and affordably send and receive faxes without the fax machine itself. In fact, in addition to...

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How You Reduce Your Paper Waste Today in 4 Quick and Easy Ways

Try this riddle: On what holiday is it best not to send or receive a card in the mail?

Answer: Earth Day!

Why? Because Earth Day, which we just celebrated on April 22, is a day to honor our planet and the environment, not send tree-killing paper-based holiday cards.

According to the Clean Air Council, the 2.6 billion holiday cards sold each year in the US could fill a football field 10 stories high.  At eFax, we’ve spent the entire month of April offering simple, money-saving ideas to help you do yo...

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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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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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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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Cut the Cord to Your Fax Machine and Go Green

There is 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,...

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Updated eFax Android App Now Available!

Today, we announce the release of the updated eFax app for Android.

New features include the ability to electronically sign received faxes, as well as the ability to fax email attachments from files kept locally or from documents stored in the cloud.

This allows subscribers to easily send documents from wherever they are. eFax has also integrated the Android app with its web service by merging contact lists and archived files.

See additional features listed below, or watch this brief YouTube video.

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The Age of the Modern Office

For years, professionals have been envisioning the "office of the future."

Whether this means three-dimensional video chats or smartboard-clad meeting rooms, one thing connects all these visions - less clutter.

As wireless technologies and cloud-based offerings multiply, it seems like this transition is already on the way.

Desks brimming with thick monitors and bulky computer towers are on their way out, being steadily replaced by thin laptops, elegant tablets and many other space-saving devices.

"So...

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A New Class of Real Estate Professionals Emerges

As the housing slump begins to turn around, traditional real estate professionals are transforming their business into a modern, mobile business.

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...

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eFax Helps Company Move Faster Towards a Treatment for Cancer

Lab cancer treatment efaxAccording to a recent press release which referenced GlobalData, the mobile health technology market is expected to exceed $8 billion by 2018. From physicians to lab technicians and even to biotechnology companies, health care professionals are adopting cloud services to work more efficiently.

BioVex, a biotechnology company that develops treatments for cancer and infectious diseases is no exception. In a recent podcast, Susan Doleman, associate director of BioVex, explained that the pain point...

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Two-thirds of physicians rely on faxing

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 MMRGlobal.

In fact, faxing i...
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eFax Brings Order to the Business of Law

Legal professionals are beginning to migrate traditional office hardware such as computers and fax machines to laptops, tablets and cloud-fax services, enabling them to maintain an increasingly mobile lifestyle while staying in touch with their business.

According to the 2012 survey from the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center, 38 percent of lawyers have already migrated to laptops as primary computers.

In a recent eFax Solutions podcast, New York attorney Scott Brenner,...

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Mortgage Industry Professionals Adopt Cloud Services

There 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 systems.

The trend towards cloud services is especially evident in the real estate industry, where mobile professionals can reap huge...

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Mortgage Providers Close Deals More Efficiently With Online Fax

New Harp 2.0 broad requirements for refinancing fixed rate loans is expected to drive an influx of new business for real estate professionals.

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 refinancing standards.

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...

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Decision-makers must deploy mobile strategies to reduce risk

Despite the growing prevalence of mobile devices in the workplace, a large portion of businesses have failed to implement a mobile strategy.

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...

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