A Brief History of Faxing for the Tech Enthusiast

While 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...

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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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Real Estate Agent Tips: Make Sure Your Fax Solution Has These Three Features

Imagine you’re out for the afternoon showing high-end condos to a new client — a young man, pre-qualified, great income, eager to buy. You’re an hour away from your office… when an important fax comes in.

It’s the purchase offer you sent on behalf of another client, and the seller has signed and accepted your client’s offer. You’ve got the deal! The seller only requests to have the agreement she faxed to your office signed and faxed back within two hours.

The only problem is -- you’re not at your...

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4 Tips to Plan a Great Valentine’s Day — Even for a Busy SMB Professional Like You

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching and you're probably thinking, "I'm swamped. How am supposed to make time for  a Valentine's Day celebration?" Glad you asked.

As it happens, the fact that you’re an on-the-go professional can actually help you plan a memorable celebration. Here are a few easy ideas for using your daily mountain-moving skills to plan a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

1. Make it a Valentine’s Week

One of the challenges a special occasion like Valentine’s Day presents is that society...

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Quick Ways Your New eFax® Mobile App Will Boost Your Productivity

We’re 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...

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Three Clever Productivity Ideas for Your Smart Phone

efax online fax service You’re a busy professional, always on the go, and your smart phone has become the lifeline of your business.

People mistakenly call yours a “home-based business,” but the truth is that you’re always doing business, no matter where you are — in the car, at the coffee place, while you’re shopping for groceries, in the airport, at your child’s soccer practice…

You probably already know that online faxing with eFax can be a lifesaver when you’re on the road and need to review, sign and send a fax in a...

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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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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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Fax To Go

Faster and more convenient airplanes, a truly global economy and the growing importance of large conferences have all led to a recent surge in business-oriented international travel.

In fact, in terms of professional travel, 2011 exceeded most expectations, and 2012 looks even better.

According to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), 2011 saw increases in business-travel spending and trip volume. With data still coming in, GBTA predicts that 2012 will see business-travel spending rise...

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Going on vacation? No need to pack the fax machine.

Small business owners are known for their need to be "on call" for their business. This 24/7 mentality can take its toll over time, and the obvious solution is a little bit of R&R.

Everyone deserves a vacation every so often -- especially small business owners, who often wear multiple hats and feel the need to remain chained to their desks.

However, with modern business needs and demanding clients, taking a vacation can pose a problem for people hoping to leave the office for a few days. If faxing ...

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Is That a Fax Machine in Your Pocket?

Fax has come a long way since the days of a clunky, noisy fax machine sitting in the corner, plugged into a dedicated phone line and waiting for toner or paper to be added.

Fax is integral to transactional business today -- oftentimes, a scanned PDF sent via email is not allowed -- only a faxed, or original document (mailed, or hand-delivered)  is accepted. Today, with nothing more than a WiFi connection and a cell phone or iPad, you can send and/or receive a fax -- even signing it using your...

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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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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: Mobile cloud app market to experience substantial growth through 2014

Businesses are implementing new technologies like cloud computing and adopting mobile strategies to keep up with employee flexibility and productivity demands. According to a new TechNavio report, the global mobile cloud application market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 87 percent between 2010 and 2014.

This trend is being driven by employees' demands to work outside the office and still be connected to mission-critical solutions, TechNavio analysts said. This is...

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