Tuesday, January 7, 2014 by
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... Read More »
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by
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... Read More »
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by
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... Read More »
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by
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
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... Read More »
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by
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... Read More »
Friday, November 22, 2013 by
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... Read More »
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by
eFax, we're passionate about helping customers solve business
One key challenge many business professionals face
in today's mobile environment is how
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... Read More »
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by
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
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... Read More »
Thursday, October 17, 2013 by
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
Maybe they’re sentimental. Or maybe it’s just plain-old
inertia that keeps them from upgrading their technology from the
But that’s okay. Relax. No... Read More »
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by
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... 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, 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, 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »