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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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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Small Businesses Thrive in Entrepreneur-friendly States

Many western states are among those that are the best places to start a small business in the U.S.

For entrepreneurs, the mantra of real estate brokers - location, location, location - should be theirs as well when they are looking for the best state to start a new business.

Low tax rates, reasonable housing costs for employees and a well-educated workforce are some of the leading reasons that set apart business-friendly states from those that aren't as supportive to new enterprises.

Arizona, for instance, is the state where people are most likely to start a new business, reports CNN Money. In...

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Report: SaaS market to exceed $22 billion by 2015

Cloud computing is being more widely adopted by companies around the world as it promises to improve mobility and increase productivity at lower costs than traditional solutions. According to a new report by research firm Gartner, the worldwide market for Software-as-a-Service will generate more than $14 billion in revenue by the end of 2012, representing nearly 18 percent growth from 2011.

SaaS and other cloud computing resources are becoming more common in the enterprise, with small and...

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Cloud is leveling the playing field for SMBs, study says

A new study by Microsoft found the number of small and medium-sized businesses that use the cloud will triple by 2015 and the overall cloud services market doubles in size by 2017.

This is largely because decision-makers are recognizing the cloud's ability to host both mission-critical data and applications, like fax services and analytic tools, to level the playing field for SMBs.

"Gone are the days of large enterprises holding the keys to enterprise-class IT and services," said Marco Limena,...

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