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, 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 »
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.
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- Every ton of 100% post-consumer recycled paper used will save
- Recycling aluminum and steel can save 75% of the energy...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by
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
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... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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, November 9, 2012 by
old expression about not throwing out the baby with the bath water
may just as well apply to fax machines.
The traditional equipment -- ie the fax machine -- may be
out of step with today's office practices, but the technology of
faxing is as current as it's
PC Today reports that the "faxing revolution has arrived."
faxing has replaced the ink cartridges and busy signals with
email service. Online storage of archived faxes that have been
sent and received are easily... Read More »
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by
years, businesses have relied on fax machines to help them send
important and signature-dependent documents. Even in an age when
email has become omnipresent, fax machines have retained their
prominent position in the American office.
In the last few years, however, many professionals have begun to
clamor for a more convenient, more modern solution. This is
especially true at a time when "the office" has become a broader
concept because a great deal of work is completed off-site. A... Read More »
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by
recent article by
ABC News explained the importance of finding the right agent
during a time where the housing market is unsteady. The article
gave tips on what questions people should ask when looking for the
right agent. Among the questions people should ask were:
- How many clients the agent currently has.
- Policy on communications and availability.
- Relationships between the agent and title companies, home
inspectors and lenders.
With these three questions, a common underlying topic is brought
to... 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, 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 »
Monday, July 23, 2012 by
is a big part of many Americans' lives. We move for work, for fun
and for love - and we do so with more regularity than almost any
other nation on Earth. While this is good in many ways - it allows
us to find better jobs and experience more of the country's regions
- moving can also be difficult.
Moving involves a lot of planning, coordinating and
communication. For these reasons, there is a large industry
centered around relocation. Van lines, storage facilities and home
inspectors... Read More »
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by
Today is the first day of summer, and for camp directors and
kids alike, that means summer camp is right around the corner.
As summer kicks into high gear over the next month, many
children will begin attending summer camp. Whether this is their
first time away from home or they've been attending for several
years, getting a child to camp often requires a lot of paperwork --
hand-signed immunization forms, emergency contact information and
other documents that must go back and forth in a timely... Read More »
Friday, May 18, 2012 by
from home can be a blessing and a curse. While it allows you
flexibility in your hours, eliminates your commute and is often
more comfortable than an office, it can also add stress by
combining two complicated worlds.
To maintain productivity and cut down on the stress of
straddling these two worlds, it is a good idea to constantly be
thinking of ways to keep your home office as free of clutter and
organized as possible.
Some tacts for maintaining an orderly office are procedural -
like... Read More »
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 by
2.0 broad requirements for refinancing fixed rate
loans is expected to drive an influx of new business for real
According to industry estimates, the mortgage industry,
under the new Harp 2.0 law, is anticipating as many as 6.9
million borrowers now being able to potentially qualify for new
This is good news for mortgage brokers. The regulation change
could lead to significant growth in new customers, bringing welcome
relief to an industry that... Read More »