We don’t have a fax machine. Most of our communications take place on the phone, face-to-face or over email. However, there are still occasions when people … ok, it’s usually just government offices, want you to send them stuff via fax machine. Yeah…I know (sigh). Our Technical Director and Agency Sommelier, Mark Hicken, found himself in just such a situation this morning and…better yet, found a handy solution. It’s eFax.com, an online service that lets you fax from where ever you have Internet access…and lets you receive faxes via email. It’s so nice when a company makes it easy for a change. When you sign up you get a local fax number and you can then send and receive faxes as email attachments. If you want to check it out they currently have a free 30 day trial and the cost per month after that is $12.50 CDN + taxes. And, no… I do not have shares (although maybe I should)…I just think it’s a great way to save time and paper without having to alter your normal routine. Hats off to J2 Global Communications (eFax’s “Mommy”) for providing another tool in support of the paperless office.
November 18, 2009