|Can The Traditional Fax Machine Survive Online Faxing?
||[Jul. 4th, 2012|12:50 pm]
In our fast moving world, new technologies replace old ones everyday. So it's not really strange to question the whole notion of the conventional fax machine being replaced by a more modern service or method. Are the days of the old fax machine numbered and can it possibly be replaced by online faxing?
The answer to that question is not an outright yes. Well, maybe if you look further enough into the future, but the traditional fax still have it die-hard users and one won't be seeing these machines disappear any time soon.
Probably the best comparison can be made with cell phones or mobile technology, while cell phones have virtually taken over how we communicate, there is still a place for landlines or fixed phones. Along the same reasoning, one can't really see these land phones disappearing from the scene in the near future, no matter how popular cell phones become. Likewise, one doesn't really see "snail mail" disappearing just because we now have email.
Actually, these are very good comparisons because online or Internet faxing is a mobile version of traditional faxing. With online fax, one is using their web connection and their email account to send and receive all their faxes. You just have to sign up to an online provider who will handle all your communications in return for a small monthly charge - around $8 to $10. And because these services are web based - you can send/receive your faxes anywhere, anytime.
Just as we have seen that cell phones and email can be very convenient to use, regardless of where we are, online faxing is just as convenient and portable. It's this "flexibility of use" and "location independence" which have made this new way of faxing very popular with both individuals and companies.
However, online or email fax, does have some other strong benefits which contribute to this growing popularity. Besides the cheaper rates and expenses, this new technology is completely scalable and can be quickly adjusted to meet your growing business needs. It is also more secure and private, since your messages can be encrypted. Plus, everything is digital and tied directly into your computers, so your files can be easily stored and retrieved at any time, with a few clicks of the mouse.
In addition, just as email and mobile phones, have sped up our rate of doing business and communicating, online fax is doing the same thing for our faxes. It has made these business transactions faster since you are no longer tied down to the office setting or even office hours for that matter. Obviously, anyone using this new technology will have a competitive advantage over some one still using the traditional method.
One final word, just as we have seen individuals and companies still using land phones and postal mail, for the most part these parties have also embraced cell phones and email. In other words, other than expense, there is no reason why anyone can't use both methods to send and receive their faxes. Keep the best of both worlds and still retain any competitive edge these new technologies bring into play. There's no reason why your company can't do the same, but as in all business decisions - it's your call?
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|Ivy Bridge Laptops Have Arrived - Is It Time To Upgrade My Gaming Laptop?
||[May. 22nd, 2012|04:14 pm]
New 3rd Generation Intel Core (Ivy Bridge) empowered laptops have hit the marketplace, do I need to upgrade my gaming notebook with these latest 22nm processors or chipsets? This question is being asked by thousands of gamers and ordinary laptop owners who want the latest specs and highest performance levels for their systems. There are two ways to answer this question.
First, if you have just bought or purchased a gaming notebook with the old (can't believe we are already saying this) Sandy Bridge processors and your system performs all your games at the highest levels (or what every level you like to play your games at) then there's no problem. Your current laptop is quite adequate and you don't really need to upgrade.
Keep in mind, we are talking about high-performing laptops here, if you just want a device for web-surfing, email, watching movies and doing simple word processing - then just about any laptop on the market will satisfy your requirements and meet your needs. In that same light, if you do have a high-performance rig and it meets all your requirements, there really is no need to waste money on an upgrade or a new notebook.
However, gamers are usually a strange lot, they simply want the best of "everything" in their gaming machines. So the only question left to ask: "Is Ivy Bridge better than Sandy Bridge?"
Comparing just the speeds alone, the next generation of Quad Core processors are slightly faster. For example, take the top of the line Sandy Bridge - the Core i7 Extreme 2960XM with 2.7 GHz and boost to 3.7 GHz using one core. Now compare this the top Ivy Bridge - the 3920XM at 2.9GHz with boost to 3.8GHz running one core. Server and desktop processors will have slightly different performance levels.
However, speeds are one thing but how a laptop performs in the actual video gaming environment is something entirely different. Excess heat is one major problem most gamers have experienced at one time or another. There has been talk in some of the gaming forums about heat issues with Ivy Bridge processors, especially when they're over-clocked. Overclockers.com is reporting that Ivy Bridge run about 20°C higher than Sandy Bridge when overclocked. In reference to the desktop Core i7 3770k, this over-heating was due to the "integrated heat spreader" and this issue should be examined further before you buy, especially if you're going to be over-clocking your system.
In addition, most benchmarks and tests, are proving Ivy Bridge might definitely be worth the upgrade. PCWorld in their benchmark tests reported that there was only moderate CPU performance boost when using Ivy Bridge compared to Sandy Bridge, BUT these new 3rd generation quad core processors did offer "significant graphics improvement, as well as better battery life."
In another comparison, Anandtech did benchmark tests on an Ivy Bridge laptop compared to AMD's Trinity platform and found that Intel won the day, however AMD's integrated GPU Trinity 7660g did out perform Intel's HD 4000. In contrast, Anandtech found the battery life on this Ivy Bridge system was somewhat disappointing when compared to both Sandy Bridge systems and the AMD Trinity. More tests are probably needed here to get a more accurate judgment on battery life.
Regardless, more and more gaming laptops are switching to the newer Ivy Bridge systems, perhaps most noticeable, are the new Alienware M17x R4 notebooks. Others include the ASUS G75VW-DS73, Toshiba Qosmio T752, MSI GT60 and the MSI GT70. Over the coming months, expect more high-end Ivy Bridge gaming laptops from the major manufacturers to hit the gaming world. If you have been waiting to upgrade your laptop or buy a new system, now is probably the time to do so.
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|Web Marketing After Google Panda And Penguin - SPECIAL REPORT
||[May. 17th, 2012|01:17 pm]
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|What Is A Web Based Fax Service?
||[Apr. 12th, 2012|09:47 am]
Many people are wondering just what is a web fax service? They are used
to a conventional fax machine in the office, where you have a dedicated fax
phone line and number. In most cases, it is just a matter of clicking
a few numbers and feeding your fax through the machine.
But how can you fax online?
Actually, the answer is quite simple, online faxing uses your email system
and your web connection to send and receive all your faxes.
You can simply get your own online fax service.
Once you sign up to an online fax service, you are given your own local or
toll-free fax number to use. Your are also given access to your own online
account or interface, where you can log in to send and receive your messages,
which are sent through an email attachment. Although there are several ways to
fax with a web based fax service so you should check with your provider for
the exact details.
Many providers have a free desktop application which users can place on
their computers, then they can fax directly from their desktops. Keep in
mind, a web fax service is a simple form of "cloud computing" where your fax
needs are met through an online server which can be accessed from anywhere and
at any time.
This portability or mobility is one of the main reasons why web fax services
have become extremely popular. Your faxes are available 24/7, 365 days of the
year. Any mobile device such as a cell phone, iPad or laptop can be used as your
fax machine. This offers great convenience and ease of use.
In order to get a web based faxing service, you have to pay around $8 to $10
a month, although there are cheaper services out there so it does pay to shop
around, especially when you consider this is a long-term business expense.
However, you must realize this is paperless faxing so you will save on the cost
of papers, inks and toners. Plus, since everything is done online, you don't
have the cost of a dedicated fax phone line which can be expensive in its own
There are several more reasons why these web-based fax services have become
popular with business owners. One has to do with increased security, online
faxing is very secure because your messages can be encrypted. In addition,
your messages are only received by the person or persons they are intended
for - so your faxes can be much more private.
Another great feature, these services will "confirm" that the receiver has
indeed received your message. For vital company faxes, this is extremely
important, especially when it comes to acquiring timely sales or deals.
Another selling point, these services connect all your company's faxes
with your computers. You can easily store and retrieve any of your
messages with a few clicks of the mouse, even ones which you received
6 months ago. This is an excellent time-saver and will make all your
business dealings run more smoothly.
For all of these reasons, going with a web based fax service must be
considered if your company or business depends upon faxing to make
sales, contact clients or acquire timely contracts. It's another one of
those modern communication options which must be considered if you want
your business to remain current and competitive.
For more information on Internet Fax Services use this handy online fax Comparison Guide: Click Here. Or if you want more detailed information on Internet Faxing try: here.
|How Virtual PBX Makes Home Business Startups More Professional
||[Mar. 31st, 2012|10:45 am]
Using virtual PBX services can make any home business or startup more professional, mainly because first impressions are extremely important for setting the right business tone or atmosphere for future communications with clients and customers. Even a small company or business can project a "big company" image by using these hosted PBX services to handle all communications associated with the day to day business operations of their companies.
PBX stands for "Private Branch Exchange" and refers to the old style switchboard which handled a company's communications in the not so distant past. Virtual PBX refers to modern day services or providers which are hosted on remote servers, far removed from a company's actual location. These virtual services are very comprehensive and can include voice mail, call-forwarding, online fax... as well as a virtual receptionist in some cases.
In other words, most if not all, of a company's communications can be directed or handled through a virtual PBX system. This can be an inexpensive way to consolidate all one's phone, email, fax... into one communication system. For any business just starting up, it can be a much cheaper alternative than putting in the extra phone and fax lines, buying the extra hardware and/or hiring a real receptionist for the front office.
Going the virtual route can be a great time and money saver for any startup or home business. In addition, these services are very professionally run and this professionalism will boost your company's image in the eyes of potential clients and customers.
Virtual PBX is actually a form of "cloud computing" where these services are outsourced to third party providers. By using or outsourcing to one of these providers, such as the well known RingCentral, any company or startup can be up and running within minutes. In return for a small monthly fee, these companies can have a professional phone/fax/receptionist system working 24/7 to handle all business communications.
While professionalism and economics may prove to be the two main reasons for going the virtual route, they are not the only reasons. Connecting all one's business communications with computers and the web, will make any company more efficient and viable in today's computer obsessed world. Clients and customers will be able to easily reach those companies using virtual PBX, anywhere and anytime, meaning these same companies will be open for business around the clock. For that last reason alone, any home business or startup, must consider the feasibility of acquiring a virtual PBX service.
For more information on acquiring a virtual PBX service click here: www.onlinefaxguide.com/virtual_pbx.htm. For other handy business solutions try here: www.bizwaremagic.com.
|List Building - Social Networks Are It!
||[Feb. 15th, 2012|10:12 am]
List building is a topic which I have been following for over 10 years or more. In that time, you pick up a lot of helpful information when it comes to building your own opt-in email list. With the recent advent of such social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Google+... list building has grown in importance, rather than diminished.
Granted, the effectiveness of using email as a marketing tool doesn't hold the same power as it once did when it was a new medium. Most web users have now become wary of receiving too many emails and/or open fewer and fewer emails, regardless of the subject matter. These subscribers are also more likely to unsubscribe from your list if your emails become too promotional.
Regardless of this fact, most savvy online marketers will have "follow-up" marketing funnels or lists in place for the products and services they're promoting. Instead of just having one chance to "sell" to a potential customer, if that person subscribes to receive additional information, you will have countless chances to promote your products. In a similar way, most of these marketers will have a general opt-it list, where they promote different related products. For example, if you have a site on Internet marketing tools, you could build a list full of readers interested in marketing tools.
Social Networks Changes Everything
As a way of promoting my sites, I have several YouTube channels and I am constantly surprised to find that some pimply faced kid has several million subscribers. Some of these kids are not even out of high school and they're racking up millions of views and getting 1000s of new subscribers each day. The list building power of a system like YouTube should not be underestimated. Most of these same kids have partnered with YouTube and earn daily sums that would shock many people. For example, one kid in London just bought a house with his earnings from making YouTube videos. Well, that kid is actually in his early 20's now, but he started as a teenager on YouTube and considers it his full time job.
But YouTube is just one of these social networks which lets one build your list of contacts, an even better one is Twitter. Mainly because this is a simple messaging system which lets you broadcast your short messages to thousands, or even hundreds of thousands with a click of the mouse. Perhaps the only drawback, your subscribers or Twitter followers may be subscribed to hundreds of other Tweeters, so your message might get lost in the onslaught. Regardless, Twitter is a "must-have" program for any online marketer or webmaster who is interested in building their lists.
Another new-comer to the whole social networking scene is Google+ and it has quickly become important for several reasons. One it is from Google, perhaps one of the most respected brands in the world. Second, Google has just recently integrated Google+ profiles and posts into their personal search results when a user is logged into their G account. This second factor really opens up Google+ as a list building property because you can now use the power of Google's search engine to promote your profile and posts to build your list of contacts.
However, the grand-daddy of all social list building programs simply has to be Facebook. One can use this premium social network in many ways... build a fan base for your website or product, build a list of close business colleagues or build a list of close family members and friends... Facebook is the ultimate online list builder. What is really significant here is Facebook's large member base - close to 900 million users and will probably reach a billion users soon.
This opens up a whole pool of prospective subscribers which is much larger than Google+ and besides Facebookers stay logged into their accounts twice as long as those using Google. This makes Facebook users much more active and more likely to stumble across your own Facebook page or fan site.
Lastly, if you check out some of those young YouTubers who have subscriber numbers in the millions, you will discover that these savvy list builders have profiles and accounts in ALL of these social networks. They use all of them... Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Dailybooth... to help build their lists. The best part, all these social networks and programs are free. So are you using them to build your list?
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|Online Fax Services Comparison - Why You Should Always Compare Before Buying
||[Feb. 13th, 2012|11:45 am]
We have all been there, bought a product or service only to find out later that it did not measure up to our expectations. Most times if we're lucky, the purchased item can be returned and we are fully refunded. However, we have still wasted a lot of time and if you're running a business, time means money. That's why everyone should make it their own personal policy to totally compare and research a service or product before they buy.
That goes doubly true for a long term service like online fax. Usually, once you have received your fax number and start sending it out to all your contacts, you have made a commitment of sorts to having the service long term. You simply must do a little homework to make sure you get a service or provider that won't disappoint you or your company down the road. Now that we have the Internet, that's relatively very easy to do.
For those who are new to these types of services, it should be stated that Internet or online fax is simply using your present email account and your web connection to do all your faxing. You get a local or toll-free fax number which is connected to your email address, once you get a fax, you receive an email with the fax attached. Basically, you're hiring the services of an online provider who will handle all your faxes in exchange for a small monthly fee. These web based fax services are paperless, very efficient, totally portable and much cheaper than conventional methods of faxing.
While some services do let you "port" your fax number, it's best to pick the right provider the first time around. So you need to do your due diligence and carefully examine the different plans and different providers to meet your needs. One simple way to approach this problem is to just compare the different providers. Just compare some basic factors of each provider on your list to come up with the one best suited to meet your needs.
These factors would include: quality of the overall service, pricing, overage fees, amount of online storage, length of storage, support hours, number of email addresses, any hidden fees, set-up fees, corporate plans or services and whether or not the service has a free trial? All valid questions you should ask before signing up to any one of these providers.
You should also search out any customer reviews of the different fax providers to see if there are any major ongoing issues. Feedback of this nature is always good when judging the merits of any one service. Checking out the different forums is also another wise route to take, but in the final analysis, it will be your own judgement which will count. That's where the 30 Day Free Trials are vital and will give you the final say in which one you choose.
In conclusion, making a thorough comparison of all these different providers will give you all the information you need to make a wise decision. As mentioned before, this is usually a long term business expense, so picking the right one now will save you both money and hassles down the road. Do a little homework and become a smarter buyer, spend a little time now and you will reap the benefits for years to come.
|How Exactly Is Online Fax Cheaper Than Conventional Faxing?
||[Jan. 20th, 2012|01:55 pm]
One of the major reasons online fax services have grown steadily in popularity over the past few years is due mainly to the lower costs associated with these web based fax services. If you're not familiar with these types of services, you may just be wondering how they are cheaper than using the traditional fax machine in the office? Just what makes online fax services more cost-effective than traditional methods?
First, you have to realize this is a computer based system and is completely paperless faxing. It uses your web connection and your email program to send/receive all your faxes. This is also a type of "cloud computing" where a third party stores and facilitates all your faxes, in return for a small monthly fee.
Why is all this cheaper?
Lets look at the obvious reasons why online fax services are less expensive than conventional faxing. Since everything is paperless, you obviously won't need to buy any papers, inks and toners. You also don't need to buy a fax machine because you can use your current computer and email system to send/receive all your faxes. Most individuals and companies already have computers and web access - so those resources don't have to be acquired or purchased.
Second, another big expense with traditional faxing is maintaining a separate fax phone line in order to receive and send your faxes. With online fax you don't have this ongoing monthly charge, which can quickly add up over the long term, especially when you add in long distance or international faxes into the picture. By going the Internet route, you eliminate having to install and maintain a separate fax phone line. In other words, your start-up costs with online fax is next to nil, especially when you consider most providers will let you try their services with a 30 Day Free Trial.
However, these are the obvious reasons why online or email fax is cheaper, but there are some more intangible ways these services are more cost-effective. Because there are numerous plans and rates from different providers, you can pick the plan/service which perfectly matches your faxing needs. There are also corporate plans which can be custom-designed to meet your exact requirements. In addition, all these services are completely scalable and can be quickly adjusted to meet your company's growing needs. All this flexibility can save you money in lost sales and productivity.
Furthermore, online fax services are not restricted to office hours or one location. This means your business is open around the clock, 365 days of the year. Your clients can reach you at anytime, anywhere. This flexibility and portability will save your company money in unwanted traveling expenses and charges. On a really basic level, it means no more late night return trips to the office to retrieve a vital fax which is needed immediately. With an online fax account and service, all your faxes are only a few clicks away.
In examining this issue a little closer, one would also realize, you can save time and money if all your faxes/messages are sorted and filed on your computer or in your online account. With online faxing you can retrieve any fax instantly, regardless of whether you received it yesterday or six months ago. In addition, since this is basically an email system, you can block any "junk faxes" from even reaching your company; this will also save you time and money.
Overall, online fax is a more cost-effective way to do all your faxing. Simply review all the reasons listed above and you will wonder how you or your company can afford NOT to use these online fax services. The benefits and savings are simply too great for anyone to ignore this new more modern way of faxing.
For more information on Internet Fax Services use this handy online fax Comparison Guide: go here. Or if you want more detailed information on Internet Faxing try here: www.bizwaremagic.com/internet_fax_service_guide.htm Titus Hoskins Copyright. This article may be freely distributed if this resource box stays attached.
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