It wasn't that long ago that faxes seemed to be destined to go the way of the dinosaur and the dodo bird. Faxes, the transmission of paper documents by electronic means in the twinkling of an eye, were an exceptional technology for their time, said the pundits. However, they continued, the growing ubiquitous email systems would soon make them passe, or at best reduce faxes to a small niche where email couldn't yet match the capabilities of a fax machine.
As so often happens, the pundits and doomsayers were wrong. Faxing didn't go away and continues to be an important means of business communication. In fact, email didn't really ever come close to supplanting faxes, and fax technology, it turns out, may be a better solution in an increasing number of situations.
This podcast describes the benefits of network integrated faxing in business communications and the resulting more cost-effective and efficient form of fax system when compared to traditional fax machines and email. It also explains why integrated network faxing is the best approach to take in dealing with issues of security, compliance with privacy regulations, reducing overhead and increasing productivity, all at no real cost. While ordinary fax machines and email messaging will remain important, they cannot match the benefits that integrated network faxing brings to the fax needs of an enterprise.