Warm Wishes For The Season From FaxPlus

Warm Wishes For The Season From FaxPlus

Faxplus would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and peaceful festive season. We hope the business year has been a prosperous one and that you are looking forward to time now with your family and friends. FaxPlus is the flagship internal project for Redbrick Online. Started in 2004, FaxPlus quickly became an industry leader in the fax to email market, delivering faxes daily to over 100,000 registered users. Even in today’s electronically advanced world, fax to email is still used as the predominant form of legal communication in many industries, and continues to be a market […]

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Leading Industries Still Rely on Faxing

Leading Industries Still Rely on Faxing

Many key industries, including the legal field, medicine and insurance still crucially rely on the use of faxing to send and receive vital documents. For all our digital advancement, it appears there is still a place for faxing. Government and other public agencies are dependent on sending and receiving faxed documents for internal use and communication. Faxing is a common method for businesses and the public to communicate with government in order for them to complete forms and provide additional supporting documents. Some government departments accept faxes for official filings without requiring the original documents to be mailed. Banks and […]

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Digital Faxing Still Part Of The Workflow

Digital Faxing Still Part Of The Workflow

Faxing has long been the universal standard for document transfer in the business world. Today, the mistaken belief is that faxing is no longer used or useful in the internet age. Not true! Internet-based services such as FaxPlus have made it easier and more convenient to transfer faxes into digital documents and make them available at your convenience. There are many industries and services that still rely heavily on the need for faxed documents. Industries such a property brokerages, chemists, government and legal workers – all of these professionals still need faxes to be delivered and received. Fax facilities, such as […]

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10 Ways To Green Your Business

10 Ways To Green Your Business

Going green or investing in an environmental policy for your company is a good idea no matter how you look at it these days. The most important reason to ‘go green’ is simply sustainability. Let’s be clear, you won’t be doing business if there is no planet to do business on. Secondly, curbing your carbon footprint, recycling and cutting down on waste can also turn out to be cost saving in the long run. Another great reason to become more eco-friendly is that in this increasingly public and connected world, your customer is hyper-aware of how you conduct business – […]

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When To Use Online Faxing Instead of Email

When To Use Online Faxing Instead of Email

There are many reasons why faxing is still relevant in our technology-driven world. One important reason pertains to legality. For example, in many countries you can legally fax a handwritten signature – while using digital signatures often doesn’t share the same “validity” It’s not uncommon for some businesses or industries to need to submit signed documents to dozens of different regulatory agencies, including government, insurance and banks. Attempting to send an authenticated email can often prove a complicated process. For many professionals, it’s often easier to just send a secure fax. Another problem is how difficult it is to access […]

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Faxing Has Come A Long Way

Faxing Has Come A Long Way

So how how did faxing technology come to be? Talented Scottish clockmaker, Alexander Bain invented the earliest known version of the fax machine in 1842. Bain was heavily influenced by another technology of the day — the telegraph, the first technology that allowed us to send information instantly to distant points via electrical wires. The rise of the telegraph led Alexander Bain to speculate about sending not just signals but also images over the wires. The Bain system used a chemically-treated roll of paper whose colour would change to blue wherever electricity was passed through it. Timed by a pendulum, […]

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Camscanner – Scan and Send Documents From Your Phone

Camscanner – Scan and Send Documents From Your Phone

Welcome to a brand new year and new opportunities for streamlining your life!  As we race ahead into 2014 we will be on the lookout for new technology and solutions that can assist you and your business in doing things faster and smarter. Consider Camscanner for Android and iPhone. This app now effectively turns your smartphone into a portable document scanner. In our constant effort to go paperless and portable, this handy little application is clearing out the clutter. By using the camera on your phone, Camscanner can take a snapshot of your document and offer you an opportunity to […]

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Just The Fax Your Honour

Just The Fax Your Honour

For many organisations, faxing remains an integral part of their day to day operation. Outdated faxing methods do however have some serious drawbacks. As the Bank of Scotland recently discovered when they were fined £75 000 by The Information Commissioners Office after sending sensitive, personal customer information to the wrong fax number for 3 years. The fax machines the Bank were using were too old to be pre-programmed and the ICO felt they Bank was negligent in not keeping up to date with the latest technology to ensure information security. Although this is an extreme example, it true for every […]

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The Fax Is Still ALIVE!

The Fax Is Still ALIVE!

Fax has long been established as an international communications medium. Even now, well into the Internet age, sending and receiving documents via fax is still recognized as the universal standard for document transfer in the business world. Internet-based services such as FaxPlus have made it easier and more convenient to facilitate the transfer of faxes into digital documents we can use in our daily working life.  Industries like finance, law, and healthcare rely heavily on the use of fax technology. For security and legal purposes, this is often still the preferred method. While faxing remains popular, it has continued to […]

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The Business Idea – Finding Inspiration

The Business Idea – Finding Inspiration

Everyone dreams of finding one idea that will change everything. The truth is, we never know exactly when inspiration will strike! Many seemingly crazy business ideas have turned out to be incredibly successful. The likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates or Steve Jobs however make us think that genius is a key ingredient and also that, entrepreneurial brilliance only strikes at a young age. The truth is the majority of entrepreneurs are middle-aged and have used their experience and simple, everyday inspiration to invent a product or service into a business. Ideas are often start out as solutions to […]

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