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 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 »
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, 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, May 16, 2013 by
jams? Toner low? Ink empty? Busy signals?
These are the kinds of unwelcomed business operations hiccups that
take up resources and slow down office productivity when relying on
Contrary to what many may believe, faxing is not dead –
it’s alive and evolving, according to a new article in Fortune
magazine. Both large corporations and small business owners in
industries such as in Accounting, Healthcare, Sales, Real Estate,
Finance and Law still heavily rely on faxing as a... Read More »
Friday, February 22, 2013 by
security is a growing concern for every business. As more
establishments rely on technology for analytics and data storage,
it's vital that companies protect sensitive documents and servers.
Andrew Gilbert, executive vice president of Qualcomm's internet
services division, told the Financial Times that mobile devices and
productivity apps represent possible gaps in security measures.
"IT departments are very concerned about security and data
protection," Gilbert said. "How do you protect... Read More »
Friday, February 15, 2013 by
financial advisors can often feel like they're buried in papers.
With tax documents, income information and investment portfolios
piling up all the time, it can sometimes be difficult to keep track
of everything. This is a problem even in ideal situations, but when
clients are busy, hard to reach or far away, it can make things
In instances like this, it is vital that a financial advisor is
able to communicate with his or her clients in their preferred
mode. For... Read More »
Friday, February 8, 2013 by
services like internet faxing can keep employees
connected over great distances. Digitally sharing documents may be
even more important in 2013 because business travel is expected to
The U.S. Travel Association recently estimated that the number
of business trips will rise by nearly 1 percent in 2013. The
association also forecasts even greater growth for 2014.
Companies must give their staffers the tools to stay connected
when they're working remotely during trips. Cloud services... Read More »
Friday, February 1, 2013 by
as internet and tech giants battle for superiority in the cloud
computing market, small and medium-sized businesses can take
advantage of the services.
The technology is changing the way businesses operate and
revolutionizing how companies store and back up important
information, according to a Washington Post report by cloud computing researcher Erik
The cloud is also changing the way hardware and software is
sold. Take cloud backup
solutions, for example. Instead of purchasing... Read More »
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by
Time is of the essence when it comes to healthcare. Medical
professionals are always looking for new strategies to streamline
their basic responsibilities and improve overall efficiency.
Additionally, doctors regularly implement new technology to
increase communication with other health care providers and
patients. A new report has found that a growing number of
physicians are turning to smartphones and tablets to connect with
co-workers and clients.
Jackson & Coker, a healthcare staffing firm,... Read More »
Monday, January 21, 2013 by
the economy struggles to recover, small business owners have
attempted to reduce overhead expenses and find budget-friendly
solutions to everyday practices.
One of the most costly expenses is printer
ink. Computerworld recently reported that ink can sometimes cost upward
of $80 per ounce. Federico De
Silva, an analyst from Gartner, told the news source that shoppers
don't worry about new cartridges when shopping for
"They are going for a $49 printer, but when
they have to refill it... 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, January 2, 2013 by
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
"As communications and information technologies advance, we are
seeing that workers are increasingly able to... Read More »
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by
a growing global awareness about environmental threats and the need
for businesses and consumers to embrace green business methods.
Many companies have been taking an active role when it comes to
implementing recycling programs, energy-efficient equipment and
green office outfitting.
However, organizations still using older technologies like
fax machines may not be
doing enough to focus efforts on being green. Internet faxing reduces
consumption of paper and toner as well as electricity,... 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, December 4, 2012 by
Pharmaceutical representatives travel to many remote sites
across the United States to coordinate with a variety of doctors,
researchers and medical staff.
In the digital age, quick and reliable access to documents,
accounts and records is essential to effective site coordination.
Pharmaceutical reps require fax services for legal
authorizations and other pertinent paperwork which are not easily
obtainable in a mobile setting.
Internet fax services that are
supported by cloud platforms offer a... Read More »
Thursday, November 29, 2012 by
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
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,... Read More »
Saturday, November 17, 2012 by
"Let the left hand know what the right is doing" is an old
saying that should be applied every day in the workplace,
particularly in small businesses where only a few people wear lots
Not conferring with colleagues isn't just inconsiderate. It can
have serious consequences, as Forbes Magazine reported recently.
The magazine found that Fortune 500 companies lose an estimated
$31.5 billion each year because their managers fail to share
knowledge with employees that could help them secure... Read More »