Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by
we generally talk about the benefits of faxing, tech enthusiasts
might also appreciate that fax has a long history with the various
standards bodies that mandate how communication systems work. The
International Telecommunications Union (ITU), for example, has
published hundreds of standards for building and implementing fax
networks. Despite their name, adoption of these “standards” is not
mandatory; some fade without much practical implementation, while
others evolve and grow into well... Read More »
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by
“[Our office decided to] get rid of the ‘old’ fax machine
and use eFax. It has cut our paper use down about 90%. It’s
great!” —Amanda H., Auto Insurance
eFax customers from all industries report benefits similar to
Amanda’s, after “going green” by switching from their old
paper-based fax processes to online faxing.
In a recent survey, we asked thousands of eFax customers —
businesses of all sizes, across many industries — what they were
doing to make their businesses more eco-friendly. SMB... Read More »
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by
Mike Pugh, Vice President of Marketing,
The late historian John Hope Franklin, PhD always looked forward
to weekends because “to me Friday means I can work for the next two
days uninterrupted.” Now there’s a guy who needed a hobby.
All joking aside, you can probably relate to this sentiment. As
a driven, successful small-business professional, you have almost
certainly woven your work into all areas of your life. And, really,
what choice have you had? In today’s always-connected... Read More »
Monday, May 5, 2014 by
many technologies enjoy a 50th anniversary. Even
humankind’s true technological marvels, like NASA’s Space Shuttle
(1981-2011)1, and ubiquitous devices we
thought would last forever, like Sony’s cassette-playing Walkman
(1979-2009) 2, rarely see
And today, May 5, 2014, modern
fax celebrates 50 years of transmitting information across the
What better time to celebrate
than take a look at the innovative ways the modern fax has
reinvented itself over the years. From a
“tele... Read More »
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by
my first year of graduate school I was using the department copier
one day to make handouts for my class. While the machine
whirred off my pages, one of the professors came into the small
room where the copier was kept. I stumbled all over myself
to make space for him, pushing my things aside and nervously
telling him I would be done momentarily.
“It’s okay, lad,” he said to me in a heavy English accent.
“I don’t use the copier. I am here for this.”
He pointed to an antiquated ditto machine in... Read More »
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by
this riddle: On what holiday is it best not to send or
receive a card in the mail?
Answer: Earth Day!
Why? Because Earth Day, which we just celebrated on April 22, is
a day to honor our planet and the environment, not send
tree-killing paper-based holiday cards.
According to the Clean Air
Council, the 2.6 billion holiday cards sold each year in the US
could fill a football field 10 stories high. At eFax, we’ve spent the entire month of
April offering simple, money-saving ideas to help you do
yo... Read More »
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 »
Friday, April 25, 2014 by
Small business professionals: Ready for a fun challenge? We’re
guessing yes, because as a successful entrepreneur, you enjoy
tackling new challenges. We call it the Save-the-Planet game. When
you play it, not only will you help the environment, but you can
also save money and even improve your business reputation with your
The game works like this. The following are ideas for making
your business more environmentally friendly. As you implement each
idea, you’re ready to move a step... Read More »
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by
Why don’t you just send it over on a dinosaur?”
— The Michael Scott character on NBC’s
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, April 1, 2014 by
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
1. Choose post-consumer
recycled content like paper.
Read More »
- Every ton of 100% post-consumer recycled paper used will save
- Recycling aluminum and steel can save 75% of the energy...
Thursday, January 30, 2014 by
excited to introduce the latest evolution of the eFax mobile
app. We announced
some terrific new productivity features that can save on-the-go
professionals like you serious time and headaches. And it can help
you be much more responsive to customers and partners with no
additional effort on your part!
So, what great new features are available on the new mobile fax app? Imagine being
able to open a contract from your DropBox, Box or iCloud account,
signing the contract with your finger and... Read More »
Wednesday, January 15, 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, 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 »
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 »
Thursday, October 3, 2013 by
an entrepreneur, and you’re having a good news/bad news type of
The good news: today's mail includes a check from one of your
clients. The bad news? Along with that check is a letter from the
client stating that from this point forward they require all
vendors to switch to direct deposit for payment.
That's not a problem in and of itself; in fact, you actually
prefer direct deposit. (The trip to the bank takes precious time
from your workday and interrupts your flow.) The problem is... Read More »