In spite of many changes in communication technologies since the first fax was sent in 1855, faxing remains an important method for exchanging information.
Why? Because faxing is simple, delivery is confirmed, and faxed documents are legally binding. Faxing remains a universal method of document delivery with more than 100 billion fax pages are transmitted around the globe annually.
Fax allows large, midsize and small organizations to carry out their most-sensitive, valuable and mission-critical processes. Compliance and corporate governance initiatives will push more organizations from fax machines to fax servers, so as to provide better records of the documents that were sent and received.
Financial institutions use fax to process their multibillion transactions.
- Large global investment companies log significant fax traffic with orders and confirmations from customers.
- Law firms use fax servers and fax machines to exchange hand-marked-up contract drafts, as well as final signed versions, as legally valid means of communications.
- An oil company with global operations and exploration uses fax servers to overcome primitive infrastructure in emerging areas with local dial-in numbers for its teams. It moves its long-distance fax communications from public networks to the Internet in countries with exorbitant long-distance rates.
- Oil companies use fax to receive fuel orders and send bills to their national networks of independent filling stations.
Supplying individual fax machines with paper, toner, separate phone lines, etc. is costly. Lost productivity is also costly, as employees using stand-alone fax machines often print a document, go to a fax machine, and then wait for confirmation that the transmission has finished.
- In today’s integrated work environment, fax machines lack integration with common business applications that reside on computers – where most faxed documents are produced.
- Stand-alone fax machines lack tracking and security. Fax machines cannot provide an audit trail of who sent each fax, and inbound faxes with sensitive information can’t be directed to a specific user or group. While all faxing can verify that a document was received, it cannot ensure that the received fax was not lost or misplaced, or read by the wrong person.
A fax server is an IT system installed on a local area network (LAN) server that allows users whose device is attached to the LAN to send and receive fax messages. When a fax server is installed fax machines become obsolete as users can fax directly and securely from their personal devices. Fax servers enable:
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