Today, it’s all about the cloud. Cloud communications, computing, and more, have swiftly taken over as of lately, and with good reason; a few being increased cost savings, productivity and control over operations. It simply can’t be disputed that cloud-based equivalents are more cost-effective as well as greener alternatives to once traditional methods. Take fax, which has steadily risen to evolve from a basic physical fax machine introduced decades ago, to a reliable and rapid form of communication that complements our modern, on-the-go lifestyle.
By bringing the fax to the cloud, users are kept happy in that they can continue to use this form of technology for its security and compliance reasons – especially for such demanding industries as financial and government – but at the same time, trims the fat that is no longer required in our highly-advanced era that for a long time kept fax in the rearview mirror.
By faxing over the open Internet, businesses – and especially larger enterprises – will see a drastic decrease in costs associated with paper and ink, as well as see increased productivity in the fact that multiple faxes can be sent at the same time directly to users’ e-mail addresses. You’d be shocked to know just how many faxes are sent to the wrong recipient, and worse, viewed by curious, unintended eyes.
And since faxes are sent to E-mail – you guessed it – they can be viewed on any Internet-connected device, such as your smartphone or tablet. This highly complements the bring your own device (BYOD) trend that has proven itself so prevalent in business operations today, and will only continue to do so.
Business 2 Community also recently discussed this topic, writing last month, “As Internet fax is a cloud-based solution it allows users to store faxes online (similar to an e-mail inbox but completely secure). This means that faxes are easily retrievable as they can be easily searched for in the inbox and it is a lot more eco-friendly, as documents do not need to be printed out every time they are received like you do with a manual fax machine. The best solutions have in built security features to meet the needs of regulatory compliance.”
Similar to having a standard fax machine in the office, costs vary depending on how much you intend to use your cloud fax service. Either way, you will undoubtedly save when considering all of the elements that will be eliminated once you embrace the cloud.
One provider of cloud-based fax services, FaxSIPit, boasts millions of successfully sent faxes via its proven IP-based fax network, which combines two powerful technologies – HTTPS and TDM – for the best results on the market. For larger corporations, FaxSIPit along with its partner, FaxBack, offers NET (News - Alert) SatisFAXtion, self-described as a “high-availability, virtualization ready fax solution” that is “scalable, easy-to-deploy, and offers HTTPS over the Internet.” Not only this, but NET SatisFAXtion also integrates and supports workflow and application integration options, and comes available in a small business, enterprise or carrier addition.
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Edited by Ashley Caputo