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.
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A lot to ask, isn’t it? As a busy professional who spends all
day glued to a smartphone, you’re probably always tackling more
than one task at a time — checking your email in meetings, for
example, and researching or writing text messages while you’re on
Multi-tasking is the norm these days, especially for high
achievers like you. And it’s reasonable to assume that the ability
to multi-task is a...
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
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...
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
an entrepreneur, and you’re having a good news/bad news type of
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...
Before he helped Nike launch wearable computer devices such as
Nike FuelBand, product designer
Steve Holmes led creation of the critically acclaimed Palm Pre
smartphone and the mechanical design of the iconic Apple G4
Today, as vice president of the New Devices Group at Intel, the
UC Berkeley and Stanford University graduate is helping the
computer chipmaker design new technologies for the burgeoning
wearable computing market, which is expected to exceed...
These are the kinds of unwelcomed business operations hiccups that
take up resources and slow down office productivity when relying on
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...
the forecast for retail shopping this year?
Take a look at this Inc. magazine
infographic to find out. Spoiler alert: You'll probably
like what you see.
One key point to note: while social media sites (Facebook,
Twitter, Pinterest) are popular gathering places during the year,
it's expected that shoppers will gravitate directly to the core
shopping sites instead of browsing for sales or deals in feeds or
"If shoppers are going to buy something, they're not
going to Facebook...
In hospitals and other healthcare settings, wireless devices
aren't limited to smartphones and tablets. Monitors that measure
patients' vital signs and infusion pumps are among the medical
devices that rely on wireless technology.
Until now, many healthcare facilities have tried to block
patients' phones and other devices from their wireless networks,
but that's changing. Scripps Health new universal wireless network,
designed to accommodate its mobile support services at the Scripps
"Let the left hand know what the right is doing" is an old
saying that should be applied every day in the workplace,
particularly in small businesses where only a few people wear lots
Not conferring with colleagues isn't just inconsiderate. It can
have serious consequences, as Forbes Magazine reported recently.
The magazine found that Fortune 500 companies lose an estimated
$31.5 billion each year because their managers fail to share
knowledge with employees that could help them secure...
Developing a good reputation is essential to long term success
for any business. That said, respect is what drives a good
reputation, and Inc. Magazine has guidelines for developing
The magazine's guideposts for engendering respect from clients
and colleagues are authenticity, curiosity, discretion and
uniqueness. Companies must use these traits to help others achieve
As HappinessInThisWorld.com puts it, a good reputation is one of
our most precious assets, but it takes time,...
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...
You hear a lot these days about content marketing. Is it a buzz
phrase, or a real marketing tool?
Turns out content marketing is not new -- it's
been around for years, and has taken on many names over the years:
custom publishing, custom media, customer media, customer
publishing, member media, private media, branded content, corporate
media, corporate publishing, corporate journalism and branded
But what is content marketing and why do you need to know about
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...
How long should my LinkedIn posts be? Should I use hashtags and
exclamation marks? Will I get more responses to my posts if I use
question marks? What's the ideal time to share content on Twitter