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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How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Hosted Faxing

During 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...

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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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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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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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Rid Your Office of Paper Mountains

Businesses that rely on faxing for can often feel buried in papers. Whether it's documents that require signatures, such as contracts or legal correspondence, or diagrams such as floor plans or building layouts, faxed communication can be an integral part of a company's standard operating practices.

Fax is essential in cases where a paper trail is a necessity, but that doesn't necesarily have to mean creating mountains of paper.

Not only can voluminous faxing be expensive if you utilize a...

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Manage the lunch rush with online fax

One of the fastest-growing trends in dining is customers placing their orders by fax. Many large businesses find this is a great way for many employees to order at once and to avoid miscommunications that can plague telephone orders. It is also helpful for restaurants, as they don't need to be as diligent about manning the phones.

Ordering via fax allows people to make detailed comments along with their orders, as well as provide written instructions about allergies or other dietary restrictions....

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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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The Cloud. What's in it for me?

The explosive growth in cloud computing has resulted in huge benefits to small businesses, from significant cost savings to increased efficiencies.

It has also sparked confusion, with many asking: "What does 'cloud computing' mean and what's in it for me as a small business owner?" 

Turns out there's not really a simple answer to the first part of this question, since there are many forms of cloud computing, including SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), MSP's (Managed...

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Tips for Tourism Industry Professionals This Summer

With summer just around the corner, the travel industry is expected to have an increase in business. People are booking flights, hotels, cruises and working with travel agents to plan the perfect trip. According to The FINANCIAL, almost 140 million Americans (59%) are planning a summer vacation. A study by The U.S. Travel Association showed that in 2010, $1.8 trillion in economic output was generated by domestic and international visitors in the U.S.

How can your hospitality company take...

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New technologies help small businesses

Small businesses rarely have the same amount of resources as larger companies, requiring small business owners to improvise in order to be more efficient. Sometimes, overcoming these challenges can be quite daunting.

Fortunately, a growing selection of cloud computing services is available today -- services which provide cost-effective alternatives to spending money on IT support, according to a Small Biz Technology report.

Moving to a paperless system is one of the easiest ways for small firms...

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Online fax tools are convenient during tax season

 

Tax season is in full swing, and both businesses and private citizens are looking to find ways to make the process smoother and more efficient. Using fax services that can directly send a fax from the internet to a premise-based machine will minimize the time spent managing unorganized paper documents and make the entire tax season much less stressful.

With an email to fax solution, decision-makers and homeowners can experience more freedom rather than being tied down to traditional paperwork...

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