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Four Basic Benefits of Fax
The fax machine has been a standard of business for decades, and just about every business outside of Silicon Valley has a fax machine.
7/22/2014

A Hosted Enterprise Fax Solution Takes the Hassle off Your Hands
As older enterprise fax servers come to their end of life, you might ask yourself: Is running and maintaining a fax server part of your core business?
7/21/2014

Future Vision: What Fax Will Look Like in the Year 2020
Many people enjoy science fiction because it shows us a glimpse of what the future might look like. We can then plan ahead and keep our eyes open for when the technology becomes reality.
7/21/2014

Could the Fax Machine Be the Next Retro 'Big Thing'?
A recent article on the culture web site "Vice" suggests the fax machine might start being an object of nostalgia, the same way that vinyl records and old Apple II computers are still in use today.
7/15/2014

Think Your Email is Secure? Think Again
While we know that technically a hacker could try to steal the contents of our email, for most of us this is not a functional reality.
7/14/2014

Solutions Providers Help Businesses Make Sense of Changing Technology
Overwhelmed with the pace of technology? Don't worry, there's help. There is an army of solutions providers currently fixing businesses that are behind the times when it comes to communications.
7/11/2014

Fax is Back in Action
The lull of digital communications is hard to resist. But the fax machine has more life than many realize thanks to fax-over-IP.
7/10/2014

Fax Machines and MFD's are Cloud-Bound
VoIP providers may cringe when they hear fax and cloud in the same statement. They are usually aware of the problems with standard fax protocols, but avoiding FoIP is not a good solution.
7/10/2014

Has VoIP Made Fax Relevant Again?
With the rise of email and PDFs and a multitude of ways to communicate, the old fax machine in the corner of the office was widely expected to disappear like music cassette players and typewriters.
7/3/2014

Fax Challenges Facing VoIP Suppliers, Carriers and ISP's
If you're a VoIP supplier, carrier, Wi-Fi or satellite company - no matter how you slice it - reliable and secure fax delivery over the open Internet is an issue.
6/30/2014

Move All Documents to the Computer for Better Data Use
Cutting down on non-digital documents largely comes from moving away from paper invoices, cutting down on printing, and quitting the paper fax habit.
6/24/2014

Telecommuting Workers Put in Less Hours; Are They More Efficient?
A new survey on America's use of time, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, found that 23 percent of American workers now perform their job from home.
6/23/2014

Having Doubts About In-House Fax? Consider a Hosted Solution
Being responsible for your company's fax situation is not an easy task. Whether you are a whiz with networking or just learning the ropes, there are a number of challenges.
6/18/2014

Using Technology to Cut Down on Paper Use
While it is possible to cut paper use in the office down to zero, in most cases it isn't realistic. A better approach than trying to cut out all paper usage is to cut down on paper to the point that it slowly dwindles to nothing.
6/17/2014

Tablets Finally Will Eliminate Paper
Ever since the dawn of the computer age, there's been this idea of a paperless office. And it sounded like a good dream: less resource use, better security, everything at your fingertips.
6/16/2014

Fax as a Growing Market in 2014? Yes
While services such as WhatsApp and cutting-edge Web sites can now deliver voice calling, traditional calling has evolved but not disappeared. The same is true for fax.
6/12/2014

Our All-IP Future is at Hand
While we're not there yet, we're rapidly moving to the point where all communications happens over IP.
6/12/2014

What's Old is New: Fax Has Adapted to the Times
While analog phones and recordings have served us well for decades, it is clear that any technology that relies upon analog will be changing over to digital. One technology that's made the change successfully has been the fax.
6/6/2014

Fax-Over-IP Doesn't Mean New Fax Equipment
Fax-over-IP is the latest incarnation of fax technology. Just as telephone calls have moved from analog to digital, so too has the fax machine gone digital.
6/5/2014

Turning the iPad Into a Portable Office
Businesses large and small have embraced the iPad, and with good reason: the device is easy to use, portable, flexible, and relatively cheap given the multitude of functions it can serve.
5/28/2014

The Unrealized Paperless Office and How to Change That
Delivering on the promise of reduced paper use through technology can happen, but only if workers and consumers change their habits a bit.
5/27/2014

All the FoIP Functionality, No Loss of Control
Hosted fax solutions typically embrace the latest in fax technology, which includes HTTPS transmission encryption and other features that were not available in earlier generations of fax technology.
5/21/2014

When the Fax Dies but Still is Needed
Fax technology has been around for years, and its use is declining thanks to email, chat and technologies such as unified communications.
5/20/2014

Five Reasons Why I Still Fax
While it is true that email and PDFs have supplanted the great majority of faxing that took place 20 years ago, fax lives on.
5/15/2014

Five Tips for Better Organization
It's easy to forget the benefits of organization when it is gone. But once you have your business life in order, it is amazing how much easier tasks can be.
5/14/2014

Striking the Balance Between Cutting Edge and Smart Business
Things are changing faster than ever, and for many of us it is starting to feel like we don't even have time to learn the latest technology before it is antiquated and we must learn an even newer technology.
5/9/2014

Supporting Employees with Bring-Your-Own-Device
IT has always gotten a bad reputation in the enterprise. To most employees, the IT department is something to be avoided because it is the department of "no."
5/8/2014

What a Business Gains from Going Paperless
I love paper. But paper is silly in 2014. The last legitimate excuse to use paper was effectively wiped away with the introduction of the iPad several years back.
5/2/2014

Stem the Tide of Print to Start Realizing the Dream of the Paperless Office
The term "paperless office" was coined by Newsweek in 1979, and since then it has captivated the imagination of efficiency experts, office managers and anyone who has struggled with finding the right piece of paper in a large stack of papers.
5/1/2014

Those Who Need Fax, Need FoIP
For many companies, especially small and medium-sized businesses, Fax over IP is a more affordable and convenient way to send faxes.
4/22/2014

Five Reasons to Choose Internet Faxing
More senior managers, especially those that work with numerous partner relationships or have a business with strong business processes, understand that fax still plays an important, albeit underappreciated, role in business.
4/21/2014

Faxing in Today's IP World
Studies continue to indicate that fax technology will continue to be a major segment of the telecom industry as long as there is a paper-based environment, which is a very large segment of the marketplace.
4/16/2014

Existing Hardware Investment Need Not Stop the Move to IP Communications
Forward-thinking businesses are moving to an all-IP infrastructure, foregoing traditional phone lines for voice-over-IP (VoIP) solutions that are cheaper, more efficient, and bring added features.
4/15/2014

Five Reasons to Use Fax-Over-IP
While some businesses in Silicon Valley might turn up their nose at any technology that predates social networks, the reality for most businesses is that technology trends take a backseat to what the technology actually accomplishes.
4/14/2014

The Fax Machine is Dead. Or Is It?
Reports of the demise of the fax are overstated, but not entirely. The fax machine is dead, just not fax technology itself.
4/8/2014

Seven Steps for Moving to FoIP
How does a business go about moving to a FoIP solution? Here are seven steps that every business should consider when adopting FoIP.
4/7/2014

Encryption is the Key When it Comes to Security
Just because our electronic communication is being snooped on does not mean we actually need to avoid digital communications to keep privacy. We just need better encryption.
3/31/2014

Should President Carter Use Fax Instead?
Former US President Jimmy Carter doesn't trust that his email is secure. If a former leader of the free world has lost faith in his ability to maintain email communications security, what does that say about our own security?
3/31/2014

Healthcare Provider Discovers the Joys of Going Paperless
Paper shuffling has real costs in terms of manpower, storage and lost efficiency. This cost is one that Immediate Home Care and Hospice was no longer willing to pay.
3/25/2014

Email is Not as Secure as You Think
Unless you specifically use email encryption software (which often is hard to set up), it is best to think of your email much the same way that you think of messages written on the back of postcards.
3/24/2014

Interbit Data Launches NetFoIP Virtualized Fax Solution
Interbit Data, a software and services provider for the healthcare industry, recently announced the launch of the NetFoIP virtualized fax solution.
3/17/2014

Everbridge for Citizen Alerts to Serve as Base for City Alert System
Charlton, MA, has recently stepped up to do something many locations haven't even considered yet, and has brought in Everbridge for Citizen Alerts to serve as the foundation of a new emergency notification system.
3/17/2014

Knowing the Basics of FoIP
The latest in fax technology, fax-over-internet-protocol, hardly resembles the stereotype most of us have about fax. In fact, if you've ever sent a fax from a computer, you've already used FoIP.
3/11/2014

Making the VoIP Fax Switch: How You'll Know It's Time
The trend today is to move from in-house IT solutions to cloud-based IT solutions, and this trend also holds for the fax server market. Do you upgrade your fax server or do you move its functionality to the cloud?
3/10/2014

The Difference Between Working from the Road and Being Truly Mobile
There's a difference between taking some work with you when you are outside of the office and being able to fully perform your job from the road. If you are truly mobile, your office has to travel with you.
3/10/2014

Coolio Shows Why Your Business Needs Fax-Over-IP
In the Milwaukee Bucks' new Fax It In To Win contest, fans can enter to win the opportunity to hang out with Coolio or basketball great Glenn Robinson by faxing in their full name, phone number and address to the team.
3/4/2014

Why We Still Use Fax
While the ability to transport paper documents from one location to the next through a phone line was once a revolutionary achievement, it is true that we now have many snazzy ways to transport documents electronically.
3/3/2014

District Supervisor Sings Praises of the Paperless Office
In a recent piece in the Contra Costa Times, District Supervisor Federal Glover noted that organizations of all types can reap substantial benefits from a paperless office initiative.
2/26/2014

Microsoft Pushes E-Signatures
Looking to make digital signatures just a little bit easier, Microsoft has recently announced that it has partnered with DocuSign to bring e-signatures to Microsoft Office 365.
2/25/2014

Six Ways to Harden Your Business Against Disaster
A shuttered business is a money-losing business, and that's exactly what happens when a disaster strikes and grinds key business systems to a halt.
2/18/2014

Lead Murder Suspect Goes Free Thanks to a Bad Fax
In Paris last week, the lead murder suspect in the 2010 slaying of a French DJ was released from prison after his appeal was goofed by the courts thanks to an old fax machine.
2/17/2014

Tips for Staying Productive on the Road
With the rise of smartphones, cellular data plans and cloud computing, it now is possible to work from just about anywhere in the world without skipping a beat.
2/11/2014

The Joys of Having Everything at Your Fingertips
One way that technology has been enriching our lives recently is with ubiquitous access to our files. To be at a meeting and be able to pull up a document (or fax) from two years ago is awesome.
2/10/2014

A Thousand Little Paper Cuts
Business owners need to recognize that eliminating paper need not be as big a task as it sounds. The best way to move to a paperless office is an iterative approach.
2/4/2014

FoIP Aids Business System Integration
Business processes are both being moved to cloud infrastructure, and the cloud coupled with mobility has transformed the way that workers move about as they get things done.
2/3/2014

The Importance of Being Green
Al Gore's chilling documentary about global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, may be old news at this point, but its message certainly isn't going away any time soon.
1/28/2014

Four Ways that Businesses Can Save on Paper
With the rise of tablets and smartphones, there's room to greatly reduce paper usage within the typical office. There's got to be a way to actually reduce paper consumption, not just add another device in our life.
1/27/2014

Digital Faxes Are a Boon for Healthcare
There's a lot of talk about how smartphone technology will change the healthcare industry, but it also obscures other technologies that are working to make healthcare more efficient.
1/21/2014

Paper Costs More Than You Might Realize
The Association of Information and Image Management estimates that a paperless world could improve productivity by nearly 30 percent, and two-thirds of the firms that go paperless report that it pays for itself within 18 months.
1/20/2014

Search: The Hidden Killer App
Google was not the first to offer search functionality, but it was the one that got it right. It has been so good at search, many of us have forgotten what it was like prior to Google.
1/14/2014

Why the Cloud Matters
One of the great shifts in the world has been computing mobility. The cloud has enabled our iPhones and iPads to have the applications that make mobile computing possible.
1/13/2014

What Is IP and Why Do I Want It?
You may have heard the term "IP" bandied around. While it stands for many things, including "intellectual property," the most common use of the term IP is for "Internet protocol." Basically, IP is the Internet.
1/7/2014

Fax on a Plane
On just about every flight to every destination in the United States, there are business travelers. And the vast majority of those travelers are sneaking in some extra work before and during their flight.
1/6/2014

Five Ways to Get More From Your Fax in 2014
With 2014 upon us, it is a good time to make New Year's resolutions and improve various parts of our lives.
12/31/2013

Hosted Fax Especially Makes Sense for Small Business
One challenge that many small businesses face is getting overwhelmed by the details. There are so many responsibilities that business owners must handle; it is easy to lose sight of the core business functions that will make a business profitable.
12/31/2013

Mobility Should Be Your New Year's Resolution
We know you can answer email from anywhere thanks to your smartphone, but can you successfully work anywhere that has Internet access?
12/27/2013

Why Choose Hosted Fax
With technology moving at a pace that only the very young can follow, there may be the question: What's wrong with keeping the fax machine the way it has always been in the past?
12/27/2013

With Faxing, Sometimes You Just Need To Seize Control
The cloud offers many benefits, which is why businesses of all sizes are taking advantage of hosted solutions for every possible business function.
12/18/2013

Human Error Circumvents Even Good Security
Recently, the IRS sent an accountant in the suburbs of Los Angeles a 10-page fax about one of the accountant's clients.Only problem is, the fax wasn't sent to the right fax machine.
12/17/2013

FoIP Saves the Day for Guardian Angel Hospice
The patient comes first for Guardian Angel Hospice, an organization that provides end-of-life care to maximize the comfort, dignity and quality of the last few days of its patients' lives.
12/10/2013

What to Do After Documents are Scanned
Setting up a quality paperless office requires a little work. It requires a good electronic filing system, which is technically easy but it takes a little thought.
12/9/2013

The Benefits of an Electronic Document Management System
One of the most powerful office tools to emerge in the last 10 years is the electronic document management system (EDM). While EDMs have been around much longer, in the past decade they have become extremely refined as easy to implement.
12/3/2013

The Short Farewell. To Paper
The joy of filing documents in a cabinet is more than offset by the ability to carry my whole filing cabinet with me on my phone. All my file cabinets, in fact.
12/2/2013

Is Fax Still Relevant? Yes
The demise of the fax has been greatly exaggerated. While perhaps not the sexiest technology in 2013, fax is nonetheless still relevant. There are many reasons why businesses should not be forgetting about fax so soon.
11/26/2013

Existing Investment Hinders Smart Technology Use
Once an initial investment in equipment has been made, it is awfully hard to make a change that nullifies that investment. Our natural impulse is prolong the benefits of the investment and not "waste" the money we've already spent.
11/26/2013

Fax: Keeping up with Change
Fax has changed, not gone away. Businesses still communicate with fax documents just as much as they have in the past. What has rapidly changed, though, is how faxes are sent.
11/25/2013

Important Reasons Why Fax Still Matters
Fax has evolved just as voice calling is not the same as it was 20 years ago. The latest iteration, fax-over-IP (FoIP), enables the fax machine to transmit through the Internet in much the same way as voice-over-IP (VoIP).
11/22/2013

What to Do with Existing Fax Equipment?
Traditional fax machines are on the way out, and just about everybody knows this. That doesn't mean the fax is dying, however.
11/22/2013

Six Ways to Go Paperless
There are many reasons to go paperless besides helping the environment. While business owners can take pride in their paper reduction efforts, a more compelling business case might be the cost savings from not having to buy printer supplies or paper.
11/22/2013

All Documents Must Be Digital for Truly Organized Businesses
I am a girl who loves systems. As a teenager, I labeled all of my books and arranged them on the shelves according to their Dewey Decimal System number. In my early twenties, I sorted laundry into four different categories. And now that I am in my thirties, I have a paperless office routine where I scan paper documents once a week and keep all the digital files on a server in the cloud.
11/18/2013

Why It is Time to Upgrade Your Fax
Just as cell phones have come a long way from their candy-bar days, so too has the fax evolved over the past few years. Fax, just like phone service, has moved to using the Internet for delivery.
11/8/2013

What is Cloud Fax Computing?
In its broadest terms, cloud computing is best described as off-premise, on-demand computing applications that are provided to a user, including computing resources and services.
11/4/2013

Incorporating Security With HTTPS Faxing and FaxSIPit
As fax users, all of us have to think about the huge amount of personal data that flows through our fax machine (or virtual desktop faxing) every day.
10/28/2013

Flextime Systems Need Good Communication
Office time is no longer 9-to-5 for most workers. Whether it is longer hours or a schedule that goes back and forth between work and home life, the dividing line between the office and everything else has gotten blurred almost beyond repair.
10/28/2013

Flextime Addresses the New Workday
Mobility and smartphones have begun to create a culture where employees are not doing their jobs if they fail to check in with the office periodically throughout the day through e-mail.
10/24/2013

Win-Win: Fax VoIP Solves Problems, Saves Money
Are you concerned about your ability to remain competitive in an ever-changing market as a VoIP provider? If so, you're not alone.
10/22/2013

Making Fax VoIP Work for Your Communications Needs
As far as technology goes, VoIP's age is rather impressive; a lot of technologies tend to fizzle out over a period of time. VoIP has managed to evolve with the Internet. Not many technologies have done the same.
10/18/2013

Five Things to Avoid When Setting up a Virtual Office
The days of the cubicle are numbered. While there's still reason to keep an actual office for employees, more than just San Francisco tech firms are discovering the benefits of letting their employees roam free.
10/18/2013

Five More Ways to Cut Business Costs
Cost-cutting is more important than ever given the increasing competitive pressure now that competition can come from anywhere in the world-and consumers can easily find this competition with the Internet.
10/11/2013

New Challenges Bring New Faxing Solutions
In the last few years the telecom industry as related to fax has drastically changed, with the introduction of multi-platform virtualization, multifunction devices, VoIP telecommunications, and cloud communications.
10/7/2013

Five Ways to Cut Common Business Expenses
Competing in such a business climate means keeping costs low. One way to offer competitively priced products and services is by streamlining operational costs.
10/4/2013

A Paperless Office Makes QuickBooks Even Better
A paperless office helps centralize records that later can be input into the QuickBooks system, and it helps centralize all records along with the accounting files.
10/3/2013

Mopria Alliance to Bring Office Technology into the Mobile Age
A handful of companies in the office technology space believe that mobile technology and traditional office technologies aren't at odds; on the contrary, they're downright complementary.
9/27/2013

Replacing 'Long Haul' Fax Transport Protocols With HTTPS
Many are finally coming around to the realization that the time is here at last to replace the "long haul" transport protocol for fax telephony with protocols that are designed for the Internet.
9/25/2013

Faxing Faceoff: Landline, T.38 and HTTPS
There's a lot of interesting stuff going on in the world of fax. Maybe it doesn't have the momentum of mobile, or the significance of the cloud, but it is happening - and it mostly relates to VoIP.
9/20/2013

Six Ways to Enable the Mobile Employee
Smartphones have made every employee mobile to some degree. Many companies are discovering the benefits of allowing their employees to do more than just check e-mail at night, however.
9/16/2013

Exceptional Customer Service Starts with Not Misplacing the Fax
Resending a fax because the first one was misplaced is not cool. It happens, and most business partners understand that it happens. But there's still a hit.
9/13/2013

The Paperless Office May Not Be a Flying Car, but There Are Similarities
The Jetsons aired for only two years in the 1960s, but its significance in pop culture is still pretty strong.
9/11/2013

Old Fax Technology Beats Baltimore Ravens Player
It could have been the start of a good season, but the setbacks continue for Elvis Dumervil.
9/6/2013

The Prognosis for Paper Isn't Looking So Good
Paper is dying, and replacing it is an all-digital workflow. From tablets to smartphones, from PDF files to e-mail, digital is taking over and nudging out paper.
9/4/2013


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