6 Reasons Online Fax Trumps LANs For a Business Fax Solution

Ask anyone on the street what the acronym “LAN” stands for and you’ll get blank stares in return. (Trust me: I just tried this on my lunch break recently. It wasn’t pretty.) Ask them to give you details about the local area network in their office and their response will be equally, well . . . lackluster.

Most people apparently give as much thought to the configuration of their office technology as they do to the junk NASA left on the moon nearly fifty years ago. In other words — not at all. As...

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Ditch Your PSTN and Take Your Fax Mobile

Watch any movie from the 1980s that deals with work (9 to 5, Working Girl, Wall Street, Trading Places, the list goes on) and you’ll see bustling offices filled with enormous computers, copy and fax machines the size of small cars, and workers held hostage at their desks by their hardwired phones. Look closely and you’ll see glimpses of devices we now take for granted — though back then that wondrous invention known as a cellular phone was the size and heft of a small paving stone.

Cut to today...

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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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Salespeople succeeding thanks to tablets and online faxing

Online faxing for SalespeopleIntuitively we understand how mobile devices like tablets can make a sales professional more productive and successful. Armed with a tablet, a salesperson can research on the go, write emails to prospects from anywhere and even attend virtual video conferences from a vacation spot.

But when it comes to the real work — like drafting a sales proposal, giving a presentation or even signing a business contract — we still tend to think that only a “real computer” can handle these tasks. But that’s no...

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Big Changes Coming for SMBs in 2014 (Infographic)

In 2014, SMB professionals will drop legacy office technologies like fax machines and landline phones to move those functions to the cloud with online faxing services like eFax® and virtual phone systems like eVoice®. They’ll shift more of their marketing energy to mobile apps and cloud-based email marketing tools. And because entrepreneurs understand how much mobile technology is changing work life for everyone, they will create more employee-friendly office cultures which will allow...

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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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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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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 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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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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Mobile Apps and Cloud Services Empower Mortgage Brokers To Close Deals Anytime, Anywhere

As 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...

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Online Fax Users Save On Expensive Ink

efax,online fax,j2 global,fax to emailAs 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 printers.

"They are going for a $49 printer, but when they have to refill it...

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eFax 3.0 App for iOS Makes It Easier to Fax on the Go

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:

  • 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 –...
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Tablets and PCs - Not Necessarily Perfect Partners

Send faxes wirelessly from a tablet with eFaxMany 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 and laptops.

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...

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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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Census Data Reveals Popularity of Working From Home

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 office.

"As communications and information technologies advance, we are seeing that workers are increasingly able to...

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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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4 Benefits of Online Fax for Financial Professionals

efax,online fax,small business fax,fax to email,j2 global fax,j2 globalThe 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 increased mobility.

One example of this shift is the transition to online fax as opposed to utilizing traditional fax machines to transmit...

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