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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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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If You Work From Home, Are You an Oxymoron?

Most of us have experienced it at one time or another: That sheepish sense of guilt you get when you tell a colleague or co-worker that you'll be "working from home" for the day. "Enjoy!" they're likely to say before hanging up -- as if you'll be on vacation for the day.

Whether it's a cultural remnant from the 9 to 5 era, or a guilt complex heaped on by those in jobs with little (or no) flexibility in their work structure, the concept that one could actually be productive and (gasp!) more...

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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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Census Data Reveals Popularity of Working From Home

A recent report from the Census Bureau showed that 13.4 million Americans work from home at least once per week. The total number of remote workers accounts for 9.5 percent of the workforce.

The report's lead author, Peter Mateyka, said that the growth in popularity can be attributed to new tools that allow employees to complete their daily responsibilities without commuting to the office.

"As communications and information technologies advance, we are seeing that workers are increasingly able to...

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Social Business Survey Reveals New Data Trends

Each year, IDC magazine undertakes a Social Business Survey as the role of social media assumes an increasingly more important role in marketing and communications for companies of every size.

This year's survey showed a distinct difference from previous reports, as social business has matured in terms of customer service and engagement.

The range of social media has increased into a series of subsets that businesses break down as customer experience, sales  enablement, digital commerce,...

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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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File a Motion to Dismiss Inefficiency

According 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...

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Medical professionals adopt mobile devices

Increasingly, doctors and other medical professionals are adopting tech tools such as online faxing or other cloud apps to help manage patients more efficiently.

Cloud services are enabling mobile medical professionals to remain on the go, and at the same time, in touch with their patients. According to an infographic from Float Mobile Learning, approximately 56% of doctors who use mobile devices say they expedite decision making, while 40% say they decrease time spend on administration. 

With...

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Two-thirds of physicians rely on faxing

According to a study by the Journal of Medical Internet Research, physicians are interrupted nearly five times an hour by phone calls, emails, and face-to-face interactions. The 2012 National Physicians Survey showed something that is unlikely to surprise many doctors - fax remains the dominant method of communicating with colleagues, patients, insurance companies and pharmacists. All told, 63 percent of healthcare providers rely heavily on the technology, according to MMRGlobal.

In fact, faxing i...
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Five Forces That Are Driving Business Today

Cloud services have proven to provide many benefits for small businesses including:

  • Disaster recovery
  • In-house and outsourced data protection
  • Cost cutting
  • Leveling the playing field for SMBs
  • Allowing professionals, like legal professionals, to work remotely

Studies show that companies are increasingly encouraging employees to work remotely. According to the 2012 National Study of Employers, 77 percent of companies surveyed allow or encourage flextime and nearly 66 percent let employees sometimes work...

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Three Ways to Get Rid of the Elephant in the Room

According 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...

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Using online faxes to cut overhead expenses


efax,online fax,internet faxOver the course of many years, even small costs can add up.

Successful 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...

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Use internet faxing to help start your small business

Starting a small business is often a process filled with significant expenses, including building out an IT infrastructure, making a property down payment, hiring employees or creating a successful marketing strategy -- costs which can quickly drain a nest egg.

For these reasons, successful entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for ways to cut costs, and when they find them, it can mean the difference between a successful venture and a doomed one.

Among the most expensive components of starting...

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The Cloud. What's in it for me?

The explosive growth in cloud computing has resulted in huge benefits to small businesses, from significant cost savings to increased efficiencies.

It has also sparked confusion, with many asking: "What does 'cloud computing' mean and what's in it for me as a small business owner?" 

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...

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Study: Security software market remains strong, despite economic constraints

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 growth.

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...

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Decision-makers must deploy mobile strategies to reduce risk

Despite the growing prevalence of mobile devices in the workplace, a large portion of businesses have failed to implement a mobile strategy.

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...

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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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Report: Drivers for cloud increase adoption rates by 2015

The intersection of social networking, big data and other major industry trends is causing more businesses to implement cloud services in order to remain competitive with rival firms.

This trend will cause the number of companies that outsource services to the cloud to more than double by 2015, according to a new IBM study.

While organizations may agree on the need to move to cloud services such as online fax and online backup, the benefits from actually doing so vary.

For example, the report noted...

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