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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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Office More Eco-Friendly

Earth Day is coming up on April 22 and it’s a great reminder for small businesses! Why you ask? Because “going green” perfectly aligns with your business goals to save money, remove clutter and improve your processes.  And, we’re sharing five ideas for creating a more environmentally friendly office.

1. Choose post-consumer recycled content like paper.

The stats:

  • Every ton of 100% post-consumer recycled paper used will save 24 trees.1
  • Recycling aluminum and steel can save 75% of the energy...
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Here Come the Millennials!

mike pugh entrepreneur.com bylineIs 2014 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 terms" mentality.

What's influencing this...

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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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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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An Interesting Surprise in Today’s Housing Boom — and How Realtors Can Capitalize on it

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. HUD’s September 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...

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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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eFax Offers NFL Special After Elvis Dumervil Released by Broncos for Fax Blunder

The 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 code "NFL."

The eFax service enables you to send and receive official documents...

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More Businesses Turning to the Cloud

Entrepreneurs used to view cloud storage as a means to back up important data.

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...

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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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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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For Lawyers, the Weight of Evidence is Moving to the Cloud

efax,online fax,small business fax,j2 global,fax for small businessLawyers 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 official signatures.

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...

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How to Fax From Your Phone

efax,online fax,j2 global,small business faxToday's mobile 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 office.

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...

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Perfect Partners -- Respect and Reputation

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 both.

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 their goals.

As HappinessInThisWorld.com puts it, a good reputation is one of our most precious assets, but it takes time,...

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The Emergence of Co-working

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...

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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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Starting a Green Initiative in Your Office

efax,green,small business fax,j2 global,online fax,green faxAnyone 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...

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