Thursday, January 16, 2014 by
the year of the Millennial entrepreneur?
According to a new Entrepreneur.com article,
it just might be.
In a byline published today titled "Why
Millennials Should Become Entrepreneurs Now," j2 Global's Vice
President of Marketing Mike Pugh makes a strong case for 2014 being
the year that millennials -- those aged 18 to 29 -- shift the
epicenter of today's workforce from that of a
9 to 5 mentality to one of a "...work anytime, anywhere, on my own
What's influencing this... 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, October 29, 2013 by
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
When LinkedIn gets hacked, it... Read More »
Thursday, October 10, 2013 by
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.
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... 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 »
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by
to Wear a Wearable Computer?
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
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... 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 »
Friday, March 15, 2013 by
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
The eFax service enables you to send and receive official
documents... Read More »
Monday, January 14, 2013 by
Entrepreneurs used to view cloud storage as a means to back up
In the event of an emergency, copied files were saved online so
that they were accessible on different computers. Small business
owners now use cloud services as alternatives to locally storing
documents and downloading software.
The primary advantage of online storage is that businesses can
sync files with multiple devices. Employees can access important
paperwork from any gadget with network connectivity.
Staffers can... Read More »
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 »
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 »
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by
produce and process more paperwork than just about any other
profession. From consent forms to depositions and legal rulings,
lawyers typcially are buried in documents, many of which require
Transferring these hand-signed documents -- securely -- has
traditionally fallen to two methods: Fax, or overnight deliver (ie
FedEx). Landline-based faxing is still used today, ago, but does
little to reduce the pileup of paper in the office, or facilitate
the trend in the growth... Read More »
Thursday, December 6, 2012 by
businessman or woman travels to a variety of locations, none of
which are likely to have the same technology.
In the past, those traveling for business
required a computer terminal, landline phone, copier and
fax machine, which meant
that work had to always be accomplished from an
But today's marketplace is quite
different:-it's about efficiency and recognizing the diverse needs
of clients, whether they are small families or high-tech data
service providers. Apps can help... Read More »
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by
Developing a good reputation is essential to long term success
for any business. That said, respect is what drives a good
reputation, and Inc. Magazine has guidelines for developing
The magazine's guideposts for engendering respect from clients
and colleagues are authenticity, curiosity, discretion and
uniqueness. Companies must use these traits to help others achieve
As HappinessInThisWorld.com puts it, a good reputation is one of
our most precious assets, but it takes time,... Read More »
Thursday, November 1, 2012 by
Over the last decade or so, mobile technology improvements,
evolving job demands and vast increases in the ranks of
self-employed and freelance workers have drastically redefined the
modern work environment.
During this time, these related trends have led many Americans
to reevaluate their careers and the processes by which they
complete their work.
For some people, this has meant creating an office in their
home, a place where they can avoid distractions and be productive
without the need to... Read More »
Friday, October 19, 2012 by
For years, professionals have been envisioning the "office of
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... Read More »
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by
keeping up with the presidential race between incumbent Barack
Obama and challenger Mitt Romney will likely hear a great deal
about the environment.
Reducing our reliance on foreign oil and minimizing waste, both
men argue, is crucial for a strong, healthy America.
Many people may feel like this is a national-level issue that is
hard to affect on an individual level.
However, many advocates and experts have begun citing research
that shows how even small, personal lifestyle changes can have... Read More »
Friday, September 21, 2012 by
As summer segues into fall, schools across the country prepare
their infrastructure for the coming academic year.
Each autumn brings new technological advances, and smart schools
integrate the newest trends quickly to help them manage their
systems, improve communication and better serve their students.
In recent years, the adoption of these technologies has taken
several forms. Many schools have begun relying more on cloud
computing, allowing their students to access documents, take tests
and... Read More »
Monday, September 10, 2012 by
tablets, smartphones and laptops proliferate and cloud computing
matures, the opportunities for many Americans to work from home
In fact, according to CBS, the number of off-site jobs is
growing rapidly, and for good reason. Contrary to popular opinion,
remote workers are, on the whole, more productive and engaged than
their office-bound peers.
Combined with the belief that out-of-the-office workers
can save their employers a great deal of money by reducing the need
for supplies... Read More »
Friday, September 7, 2012 by
the housing slump begins to turn around, traditional real estate
professionals are transforming their business into a modern, mobile
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... Read More »