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 »
Friday, August 24, 2012 by
to a recent press
release, days of traditional software and hardware are in the
past. Data from the 2012
American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center
revealed that 38 percent of lawyers have migrated to laptops as
primary computers. With an app for almost everything, lawyers are
beginning to adopt cloud software to manage tasks and
communications wherever they may be.
Online services have begun to provide lawyers with professional
capabilities they expect from... Read More »
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by
professionals are beginning to migrate traditional office hardware
such as computers and fax machines to laptops, tablets and
cloud-fax services, enabling them to maintain an increasingly
mobile lifestyle while staying in touch with their business.
According to the 2012 survey from the
American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center, 38
percent of lawyers have already migrated to laptops as primary
In a recent eFax Solutions podcast, New
York attorney Scott Brenner,... Read More »
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by
to a iDatix infographic, over 71M tons of paper are used
every year. This number is equivalent to the average weight
of 9 million elephants!
The push to preserve the environment is not simply a personal
pursuit. Around the country, businesses both small and large are
making changes to limit their energy consumption and waste.
Creative managers are instituting policies in their companies that
are being shared and adopted by other institutions.
One of the most effective ways for businesses... Read More »
Friday, July 20, 2012 by
the course of many years, even small costs can add up.
businesses find ways to curb these expenses in an effort to stay
firmly in the black. Sometimes, this can mean limiting employee
overtime or streamlining procedures.
One of the most
frequent sources of expenditure, however, is also among the hardest
to excise from a budget - overhead.
In order to operate, businesses have many things they must pay for,
which include rent, utilities, and technology costs. These expenses
are so... Read More »
Monday, July 9, 2012 by
times of low employment and limited career opportunities, many
people turn to temp agencies as a way to generate income.
Specializing in helping individuals find short term employment,
these organizations can help a job hunter get a foot in the door
into a company or industry through signing on for temporary work,
where the individual might not be able to do so through traditional
Many times, these employees demonstrate clear value to the
company, and are hired after this trial... Read More »
Friday, June 15, 2012 by
The explosive growth in cloud computing has resulted in huge
benefits to small businesses, from significant cost savings to
It has also sparked confusion, with many asking: "What does
'cloud computing' mean and what's in it for me as a small business
Turns out there's not really a simple answer to the first part
of this question, since there are many forms of cloud computing,
including SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a
Service), MSP's (Managed... Read More »
Monday, June 18, 2012 by
As the world grows more tightly connected and barriers to
international business continue to break down, the need for
reliable, efficient international communications tools becomes more
Oftentimes, a company will focus on establishing email and phone
connectivity for international business, and overlook the fact that
fax remains a mainstay business tool in many areas of the world --
particularly those without the degree of technology sophistication
enjoyed in the U.S.
Sometimes,... Read More »
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by
Many SMBs are beginning to incorporate iPads and other tablets
into their sales operations. This strategy can increase
productivity and customer satisfaction easily, but there are a few
ways to make it an even more powerful addition to your arsenal.
By making use of some of the iPad's more specific strengths, you
can vastly improve its utility. Instead of employing it simply as a
portable computer, taking advantage of its vast array of apps can
be a fruitful endeavor.
Apps extends the... Read More »
Monday, May 7, 2012 by
A recent study by Gartner found that the security software market
generated more than $17 billion in revenue in 2011, representing an
increase of more than 7 percent from sales in 2010. Small and
medium-sized businesses were among the top drivers for this
The security software market continued to experience sales,
despite an uncertain economy and the demand to reduce IT spending
within the private sector, Gartner noted. This suggests that the
need to protect mission-critical data and... Read More »
Friday, May 4, 2012 by
Small businesses around the world are migrating to cloud
computing environments for a number of reasons, including the
desire to access fax and other applications from
virtually anywhere in the world.
If organizations want to get the most out of the cloud,
decision-makers need to assess specific business needs before
beginning the implementation, according to an InfoWorld report. Planning ahead can help a
business better analyze and benchmark the costs and functional
benefits of a move to the... Read More »
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 by
businesses rarely have the same amount of resources as larger
companies, requiring small business owners to improvise in order to
be more efficient. Sometimes, overcoming these challenges can be
Fortunately, a growing selection of cloud computing services is
available today -- services which provide cost-effective
alternatives to spending money on IT support, according to a
Small Biz Technology report.
Moving to a paperless system is one of the easiest ways for
small firms... Read More »
Monday, April 23, 2012 by
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computing gives small businesses the ability to migrate data,
documents, and applications to an outsourced data center, making
these essential business components accessible around the world on
virtually any device.
However, many startup decision-makers may be hesitant to make
the move to the cloud because of security concerns, according to a
Hybrid clouds, which are a combination of publicly outsourced
and internally hosted environments, can provide a safety...
Monday, April 16, 2012 by
recovery is an important tool that keeps firms running efficiently,
as the solutions allow organizations to access mission-critical
data and applications, like fax or messaging services, during
Traditionally, high costs lead small and medium-sized businesses
to only back up the most important information and hope
productivity wouldn't be plagued by a crippling event. And tape backup, a commonly used, but unreliable solution, is becoming less prevalant
backup... Read More »
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 by
Despite the growing prevalence of mobile devices in the
workplace, a large portion of businesses have failed to implement a
According to a poll conducted by Software AG, around 60 percent
of organizations don't have a company-wide mobile initiative, while
only 22 percent have begun to research how they can implement these
plans, ITworld reported.
Only 15 percent of respondents that admitted to having a mobile
plan said it was a company-wide strategy. Meanwhile, 25 percent... Read More »