The Age of the Modern Office
For years, professionals have been envisioning the "office of the future."
Whether this means three-dimensional video chats or smartboard-clad meeting rooms, one thing connects all these visions - less clutter.
As wireless technologies and cloud-based offerings multiply, it seems like this transition is already on the way.
Desks brimming with thick monitors and bulky computer towers are on their way out, being steadily replaced by thin laptops, elegant tablets and many other space-saving devices.
"Some of these technologies are concretely designed for certain use case scenarios," Steve Koenig, director of industry test with the Consumer Electronics Association, told Inc. "And there are other wireless technologies that can go across walls and provide connectivity in the home and they're clearly positioned for another purposes."
The emergence of wireless devices has helped define the modern office. The new wave of technologies has done more than declutter desks - it has helped make work more flexible and less tethered to a specific area. It's not just computers, either.
Scanners and printers have gone wireless, too, which makes it easier for professionals to print and copy documents from wherever they want. Similarly, the emergence of smartphones has allowed workers to complete their tasks from the break room, conference room or their own bedroom.
Another wireless, cloud-based piece of technology that is helping offices become more modern and nimble is internet faxing. This service help is it possible to send a fax from an iphone and receive faxes via email, meaning they don't need to feel chained to an office fax machine. Like other devices and services helping usher in the age of the modern office, online faxing drastically decreases the need for space-hogging, maintenance-requiring equipment. Instead, the cloud-based system provides a digital storehouse of all sent and received faxes, which makes it significantly easier to maintain and organize communications.
An Infographic for Cool Copy Cats
Are you a wordsmith whiz or a wordsmith wannabe?
No matter how great or unique your company or services, if you can't communicate the USP (unique selling proposition) in a compelling way, you'll forever be playing catch up with copy savvy competitors.
Check out this ABCCopywriting blog infographic to learn more about the why, what and when of copywriting.
6 Things Small Business Owners Fear the Most
This just in!
A new survey from eFax's sister company, eVoice (a small business phone system) reveals six things small business owners are thinking about as Halloween approaches.
Scariest Concern for Small Businesses
- 50% - Getting and keeping customers
- 31% - Another economic downturn
- 14% - Keeping up with technology
- 7% - Securing credit
Top Reasons for Using a Virtual Phone System
1. Recorded greeting sounds more professional
2. 800 number makes business look bigger
3. It's like having a virtual receptionist
Losing customers is a real fear
- 1 in 3 have lost a customer due to a missed call
Business is getting cloudy
- 72% have started moving their business to the cloud
Tis the season
- 62% forecast a better holiday season than last year
Business owners are keeping it real
- Only 5% of small businesses are superstitious
View complete survey results and infographic at our eFax website.