A Computer Fax is Part of the Device Revolution for Businesses
When Motorola introduced the mobile phone in 1983, it was the size of shoe box and cost around $4,000. Battery life was about 20 minutes. Not that you needed a long battery life, of course, because there was nobody else with a mobile phone at the time. In the mid 1990’s, we saw the first attempt at a smartphone, meaning that it had become much more than just a phone. Nokia 9000 Communicators came with a tiny keyboard and simple software. There was a rudimentary but capable digital camera and a connection to the web.
Around the time of the first mobile phone, according to a report titled A Brief Future of Computing, the world’s most powerful supercomputer had a 60 Gigaflop floating-point capability. That equates to just over one billion operations per second and many struggled to find a purpose for all that computing capacity. Today, twenty years later, nearly every laptop on the market can run at 61 Gigaflops and the expectation is that the next generation of tablets will reach that computing speed.
The device revolution is here, meaning that advances in the technology of mobile devices are reshaping the face of traditional business timelines. Within twenty years, your mobile device may be a phone, a watch, or a wearable chip woven into your shirt and it will be as fast as today’s fastest supercomputer. The Tianhe-2 in China running at 17.6 petaflops holds the title for fastest supercomputer right now and it is roughly a billion times faster than your current laptop. With that kind of computing power, you will be able to predict extremely complex behavior like modeling climate models or even consumer behavior.
The New Mobile Office
Today, much of the work that used to be done by desktops and laptops can be handled right on a mobile phone. In fact, smartphones are much more than simple communicators. They are sometimes called “mobile office assistants” because they have the capability of using web-based apps for business necessities like high quality video, accessing your private server files or faxing over email using eFax. Using the eFax app, your mobile device has the power of the data center to retrieve and send even very large files including presentations too large to be sent by a regular email server.
When prospects, customers or business partners send you a fax, they don’t need to know that you are on the road and they don’t have to wait for you to get back to the office. Handle business as it comes no matter where you are at the moment. Regardless how fast the hardware in your smartphone is, the apps are what give your mobile office assistant the power to supercharge your business.
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- Saving time by sending and receiving multiple faxes right from your desk or on the road
- Saving the environment by using less paper and printer cartridges
- Lowering your expenses by eliminating your monthly charges for a dedicated fax line
- Opening up new markets with local numbers around Australia and abroad
- Keeping better track of your faxes with lifetime online storage and a searchable database of your faxes with your eFax® account
- Getting back to work without dealing with busy signals, paper jams or confirmation slips
Improve the efficiency of your business systems and take advantage of cloud-based software that enables you to use your computer as a fax, your tablet, mobile phone and more. At home, in the office or on the road, your fax is ready when you are with eFax. What will you do with all the extra time and money you’ll be saving?