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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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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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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Smart Business Strategies You Can Learn from… Football?

This has been football’s most important week of the year — first the Super Bowl, and today, National Signing Day, the deadline for high school stars to submit letters of intent to the colleges they’ve chosen to play for.

Turns out, each of these events offers valuable lessons for SMBs, lessons that can save you time, money and even heartache.

The business lesson from the Super Bowl comes, unfortunately, in the form of a horror story. Denver Broncos defensive lineman Elvis Dumervil was cut from the...

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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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Survey Says: People Fax in the Strangest Places

efax,mobile faxing,online faxWhat 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...

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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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A Few Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Do With Online Fax

efax online fax blog“Fax? 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 faxing?
 
Maybe they’re sentimental. Or maybe it’s just plain-old inertia that keeps them from upgrading their technology from the 1990s.
 
But that’s okay. Relax. No...
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Four Reasons Why Online Fax Makes Sense For Your Business

efax,online fax,small business fax,benefits of online faxScenario: 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...

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The Type of Moment Every Entrepreneur Dreads

efax online fax solutionYou're an entrepreneur, and you’re having a good news/bad news type of day.

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...

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The Beatles, The Mustang and The Fax

The year was 1964. Across America, families were hitting the road in their brand new Rambler Classic Cross Country station wagon (see the picture to the left). The Beatles made their historic debut on the Ed Sullivan show. Ford Motors introduced the now classic Mustang for the first time.

The Dow Jones Industrial average closed at the end of the year at 874, and the average cost of a new house was $13,050.

And technology was advancing at a rapid pace: BASIC (an early computer language) was ...

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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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Five Reasons to Adopt Online Fax

efax, online fax, fax to email, j2 global, small business faxPaper 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 fax machines.

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...

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The Emergence of Co-working

Over the last decade or so, mobile technology improvements, evolving job demands and vast increases in the ranks of self-employed and freelance workers have drastically redefined the modern work environment.

During this time, these related trends have led many Americans to reevaluate their careers and the processes by which they complete their work.

For some people, this has meant creating an office in their home, a place where they can avoid distractions and be productive without the need to...

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Online Fax Eases Worries About Untimely Technical Problems

There are few things more frustrating than being foiled by a technical difficulty when you have to fax a document.

What's worse, these frustrating hiccups always seem to happen at the least opportune times - on an important deadline or as you're intending to leave for the day.

With fax machines, which have a tendency of being finicky, these difficulties have come to be expected. Professionals who rely on faxingto send and receive sensitive and crucial documents have learned to be wary of the...

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Simplify A ReFi With Online Fax

With mortgage rates near historic lows, many homeowners are considering going through the process of refinancing their homes.

This could allow them to potentially save tens of thousands of dollars, by securing a significantly lower interest rate on their loans.

While this provides a great opportunity for property owners to save money, it is also an ideal situation for mortgage brokers.

Low mortgage rates allow brokers to increase the volume of their businesses because homeowners across the country...

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Embracing technology in schools

As summer segues into fall, schools across the country prepare their infrastructure for the coming academic year.

Each autumn brings new technological advances, and smart schools integrate the newest trends quickly to help them manage their systems, improve communication and better serve their students.

In recent years, the adoption of these technologies has taken several forms. Many schools have begun relying more on cloud computing, allowing their students to access documents, take tests and...

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eFax Helps Company Move Faster Towards a Treatment for Cancer

Lab cancer treatment efaxAccording to a recent press release which referenced GlobalData, the mobile health technology market is expected to exceed $8 billion by 2018. From physicians to lab technicians and even to biotechnology companies, health care professionals are adopting cloud services to work more efficiently.

BioVex, a biotechnology company that develops treatments for cancer and infectious diseases is no exception. In a recent podcast, Susan Doleman, associate director of BioVex, explained that the pain point...

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