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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5 Reasons to Switch to Online Faxing (If Getting Rid of Your Fax Machine Isn’t Reason Enough)

“Fax? Why don’t you just send it over on a dinosaur?”

— The Michael Scott character on NBC’s The Office

 

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...

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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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eFax - Keeping Great Companies Connected

eFax online faxHere at eFax, we're passionate about helping customers solve business challenges.

One key challenge many business professionals face in today's mobile environment is how to exchange critical business documents with customers and clients while on the go.

We can go on and on about mobility and the benefits an online fax service like eFax provides through such features as a toll free number,  mobile apps, digitized signature, and large file sharing, but rather than us doing that, we thought we'd let...

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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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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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Online Fax Users Save On Expensive Ink

efax,online fax,j2 global,fax to emailAs 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 printers.

"They are going for a $49 printer, but when they have to refill it...

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Tablets and PCs - Not Necessarily Perfect Partners

Send faxes wirelessly from a tablet with eFaxMany 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 and laptops.

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...

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Business travel expected to increase in 2013

 

eFax Business Travel is BoomingCloud 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 increase.

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...

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4 Benefits of Online Fax for Financial Professionals

efax,online fax,small business fax,fax to email,j2 global fax,j2 globalThe financial industry has experienced several major technology shifts in the last few years.

From the explosive growth of mobile applications to the sea change in cloud computing, the tools of the trade continue to adapt to finance professionals' need to keep up with the times. Much of the technology shift to the cloud is being driven by the need for increased mobility.

One example of this shift is the transition to online fax as opposed to utilizing traditional fax machines to transmit...

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A New Era for Fax: Digitized Signatures, Mobile Apps and More

The 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 ever been.

PC Today reports that the "faxing revolution has arrived." Internet faxing has replaced the ink cartridges and busy signals with fax to email service. Online storage of archived faxes that have been sent and received are easily...

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Bringing Fax Into the 21st Century

Twenty years ago, the fax machine was a cutting-edge piece of equipment. The technology allowed people to instantly send official documents and other communications around the world.

For many businesses, this ability was revolutionary. Instead of relying on the postal service, which could often take weeks to transport a message, people could now use fax machines to communicate in near real time.

Today, faxing remains a powerful business and communication tool. It has, however, gained...

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Updated eFax Android App Now Available!

Today, we announce the release of the updated eFax app for Android.

New features include the ability to electronically sign received faxes, as well as the ability to fax email attachments from files kept locally or from documents stored in the cloud.

This allows subscribers to easily send documents from wherever they are. eFax has also integrated the Android app with its web service by merging contact lists and archived files.

See additional features listed below, or watch this brief YouTube video.

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Two Little Known Facts About Online Fax

For 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...

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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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