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History Shows the Durability of Fax Technology
The fax machine has been around longer than you might think; it was invented in 1843. It has continued to evolve right up to the present day.
VoIP Fax: Reliability is the Key
. If a carrier supports T.38, it is a fact that not all faxes will end up switching T.38, and will get stuck in the G.711 pass-through.
Faxing Needs Special Attention in VoIP and UC Migrations
IP communications have become the reality du jour for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprises alike - but VoIP and unified communications are just two pieces of the puzzle.
Plumbing Firm Falls Afoul over Unsolicited Fax Ads
A class action lawsuit charged that Interline Brands violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which guards against firms sending fax advertisements to consumers who do not already perform business with the company.
Some (Fax) Food for Thought
As everyone in the business world is aware, fax traffic is being moved, slowly but surely, from standard POTS lines to networks that will transmit these same faxes via IP.
How You Know it's Time to Use Fax-over-IP
Many business owners that hear about fax-over-IP technology often ask if they actually need the technology; won't the old fax machine in the corner of the office basically do the same thing? No.
The Smartphone is at the Center of Your Business
Smartphones are not just computers in our pockets, they now are the preferred computer for our everyday tasks; studies now routinely show that we're using our smartphones more than our computers.
Five Steps for a Paperless Office
While many businesses still consume and support a substantial volume of paper files, technologically there's no reason that a business cannot go paperless in 2014.
'Country America' Needs Reliable Fax, Just Like the Rest of Us
Even though some 94 percent of households in this country have basic phone service, only about a quarter have access to and use the Internet in rural areas.
Texas Political Candidate Goofs with Faxed Complaint
An improperly sent fax has caused Rodney Anderson, a candidate for the Texas State House of Representatives, to apologize to his Democratic opponent in House District 105.
HTTPS Fax is the Answer for Rural Communications
Communication is the cornerstone of doing business and, in some cases, survival for rural communities; one of the main forms of communications is through document delivery, the primary means being fax.
Five Myths About Modern Faxing
Just as our telephones have changed in the past 20 years, so too has the fax machine changed. So while most of us can operate a fax with ease, many of us have lost touch with the state of modern fax technology.
T.38 Works for Faxing, but HTTPS Works Better
One has to only take a step back to see the inherent problems and complicity of T.38 - even more so on the open Internet. That's the word from Randy Simmons, VP of sales at Fax over IP leader FaxSIPit Inc.
Supporting BYOD Means Moving Everything to the Internet
Smartphones and tablets are changing business, making it easier than ever to get work done from anywhere with an Internet connection. And with LTE cellular connections, that's just about everywhere now.
FoIP is Safe, Cheap and Available; Why Aren't You Using It?
Understanding VoIP technology at its most basic level is critical, as it allows us to then understand the challenges companies face with sending fax over this medium.
Adobe and EchoSign Partner for Easier E-Signatures
While companies once saw the paperless office as an environmental and cost-saving nicety, there's also now the added benefit of conducting business faster with the elimination of paper.
Most Interesting Fax Story of the Month?
A scam artist who used the fax machine to try to bilk unsuspecting do-gooders picked the wrong destination for one of his faxes last week. He sent his scam to the Massachusetts State Police.
New Solution Provides Benefits to Maryland County Government
Biscom, a company that provides solutions for secure document delivery, recently announced that its Fax over IP (FoIP) solution has greatly benefited the Charles County government in Maryland.
The Environmental Benefits of Fax-over-IP
The financial benefits of fax-over-IP (FoIP) are clear, but many businesses don't realize that they also will be helping the environment by going digital with their fax setup.
Detroit Firefighters Use Fax to Fight Fires, But They Could Do Better
The Detroit fire department is so poor, they have taken to using a fax machine, soda cans, coins and doorbells to alert them of an incoming emergency alert. Seriously.
Tulsa Newsroom Loses Phone and Fax--Needlessly
A newsroom without a phone or a fax? That's the reality that Tulsa World faced recently when a faulty electrical breaker disrupted the news outlet's phone and fax services.
Finding: Secure Fax Transmission Assured with VoIP Fax
The exciting new marriage of HTTPS and fax technology will now allow VoIP telecom providers, carriers, or anyone to utilize VoIP fax with the utmost of confidence.
North Korea Uses the Fax to Bypass Internet Filtering
While North Korean athletes are hoping to shine at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, this week, so far the fax machine has been the star for the North.
Maryland County Shows That Fax Has Some New Tricks
Social media and mobility projects steal all the news, but even older technologies such as fax are evolving and giving organizations improved efficiency.
Fax: Keeping up With Change Solutions for Resellers and Providers
Despite what many in the business world might say, fax has changed, but not gone away. Businesses still communicate with fax documents just as much as they have in the past.
Korean Service Gives Fax for Free If You Watch Ads
Combining a recent business model with an older technology, Korean telecom Onse Telecom has announced that it now is offering a new smartphone app that lets customers fax for free without having to pay for a fax service or own a fax machine.
VoIP Fax Becoming the Smarter Choice for the Enterprise
With approximately 20 million fax machines in service through the U.S. and Canada as well as 37 million fax capable multi-function devices shipped from manufacturers in 2011 -2012, the potential reoccurring revenue stream for carriers is enormous.
The Choice is Yours: Enterprise Fax, or Cloud and HTTPS Fax Technology
Many bounce between whether on-premise or cloud-based services are best suited for enterprise fax. The downside to enterprise fax is the large cash outlay, whereas with a cloud-based service that barrier doesn't exist.
The Fax: Now a Marvel of Today's Office
The latest in fax technology, fax-over-IP (FoIP), delivers functionality that many businesses would find useful if they only knew such modern fax features existed.
Take that Critical Step: Embrace Mobility with Your Business
The cost of not evolving with the mobile revolution is lost business and even bankruptcy for many firms. Those that embrace mobility will innovate and win business, and those that ignore the trend will fail.
Fax Machines: With Today's Technology, They're Here to Stay
By some accounts, there are millions of fax machines still in use today, which means the medium has not gone the way of the pager.
What Role Does Fax Play in 2014?
With more workers doing their business from the road, a coffee shop or home office, collaboration and communication has necessarily moved to the Internet.
Don't Assume Your Office Communications are Safe
There was a time in the not too distant past when only the spies among us would worry about whether our documents were safe from interception.
What is FoIP, and Why Do You Need It?
Email is an easy and useful way to share documents with other locations, but the fax machine provides an important alternative and still offers some benefits over email.
Going Paperless in 2014
As with most big projects, eliminating paper from the office begins with cutting down the project to manageable steps that can be initiated today.
Challenges Faced, and Met, by VoIP Fax
Over FaxSIPit's 20-plus years involved in the fax industry we have noticed, with the emergence of VoIP, new challenges faced by VoIP telecom providers with the simple issue of connecting a fax machine.
Faxing and Data Sovereignty
The OpenText European Data Zone, based in the U.K., now provides OpenText Fax2Mail and OpenText Production Messaging customers with complete fax handling that includes message rendering and processing.
New Partnership Enables Internet Faxing via IBM Domino, MS Exchange Environments
EtherFAX LLC just announced a partnership Extracomm Inc., the provider of the ExtraFax fax server solution for IBM Domino and Microsoft Exchange environments.
Five Steps to More Mobility at Work
A growing number of workers are spending some or all of their day working outside of the office. According to a new survey, telecommuting was up 79 percent between 2005 and 2012.
What Can it Do for You? Understanding FoIP
While much of the world now knows that VoIP stands for "voice-over-IP," and calling-technologies such as Skype and Vonage use it, many people still are unfamiliar with FoIP.
You DO Have a Choice with Fax VoIP
When it comes to VoIP voice installations and VoIP fax, providers unfortunately usually receive the short end of the stick.
Moving Fax to the Cloud
When we look at business today and compare it with how things worked twenty years ago, it is achingly obvious that our world is different from top to bottom.
Is There Room for Fax in the WebRTC World?
As WebRTC becomes the way we communicate anywhere at any time, fax will come with it.
Four Basic Benefits of Fax
The fax machine has been a standard of business for decades, and just about every business outside of Silicon Valley has a fax machine.
A Hosted Enterprise Fax Solution Takes the Hassle off Your Hands
As older enterprise fax servers come to their end of life, you might ask yourself: Is running and maintaining a fax server part of your core business?
Future Vision: What Fax Will Look Like in the Year 2020
Many people enjoy science fiction because it shows us a glimpse of what the future might look like. We can then plan ahead and keep our eyes open for when the technology becomes reality.
Could the Fax Machine Be the Next Retro 'Big Thing'?
A recent article on the culture web site "Vice" suggests the fax machine might start being an object of nostalgia, the same way that vinyl records and old Apple II computers are still in use today.
Think Your Email is Secure? Think Again
While we know that technically a hacker could try to steal the contents of our email, for most of us this is not a functional reality.
Solutions Providers Help Businesses Make Sense of Changing Technology
Overwhelmed with the pace of technology? Don't worry, there's help. There is an army of solutions providers currently fixing businesses that are behind the times when it comes to communications.
Fax is Back in Action
The lull of digital communications is hard to resist. But the fax machine has more life than many realize thanks to fax-over-IP.
Fax Machines and MFD's are Cloud-Bound
VoIP providers may cringe when they hear fax and cloud in the same statement. They are usually aware of the problems with standard fax protocols, but avoiding FoIP is not a good solution.
Has VoIP Made Fax Relevant Again?
With the rise of email and PDFs and a multitude of ways to communicate, the old fax machine in the corner of the office was widely expected to disappear like music cassette players and typewriters.
Fax Challenges Facing VoIP Suppliers, Carriers and ISP's
If you're a VoIP supplier, carrier, Wi-Fi or satellite company - no matter how you slice it - reliable and secure fax delivery over the open Internet is an issue.
Move All Documents to the Computer for Better Data Use
Cutting down on non-digital documents largely comes from moving away from paper invoices, cutting down on printing, and quitting the paper fax habit.
Telecommuting Workers Put in Less Hours; Are They More Efficient?
A new survey on America's use of time, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, found that 23 percent of American workers now perform their job from home.
Having Doubts About In-House Fax? Consider a Hosted Solution
Being responsible for your company's fax situation is not an easy task. Whether you are a whiz with networking or just learning the ropes, there are a number of challenges.
Using Technology to Cut Down on Paper Use
While it is possible to cut paper use in the office down to zero, in most cases it isn't realistic. A better approach than trying to cut out all paper usage is to cut down on paper to the point that it slowly dwindles to nothing.
Tablets Finally Will Eliminate Paper
Ever since the dawn of the computer age, there's been this idea of a paperless office. And it sounded like a good dream: less resource use, better security, everything at your fingertips.
Fax as a Growing Market in 2014? Yes
While services such as WhatsApp and cutting-edge Web sites can now deliver voice calling, traditional calling has evolved but not disappeared. The same is true for fax.
Our All-IP Future is at Hand
While we're not there yet, we're rapidly moving to the point where all communications happens over IP.
What's Old is New: Fax Has Adapted to the Times
While analog phones and recordings have served us well for decades, it is clear that any technology that relies upon analog will be changing over to digital. One technology that's made the change successfully has been the fax.
Fax-Over-IP Doesn't Mean New Fax Equipment
Fax-over-IP is the latest incarnation of fax technology. Just as telephone calls have moved from analog to digital, so too has the fax machine gone digital.
Turning the iPad Into a Portable Office
Businesses large and small have embraced the iPad, and with good reason: the device is easy to use, portable, flexible, and relatively cheap given the multitude of functions it can serve.
The Unrealized Paperless Office and How to Change That
Delivering on the promise of reduced paper use through technology can happen, but only if workers and consumers change their habits a bit.
All the FoIP Functionality, No Loss of Control
Hosted fax solutions typically embrace the latest in fax technology, which includes HTTPS transmission encryption and other features that were not available in earlier generations of fax technology.
When the Fax Dies but Still is Needed
Fax technology has been around for years, and its use is declining thanks to email, chat and technologies such as unified communications.
Five Reasons Why I Still Fax
While it is true that email and PDFs have supplanted the great majority of faxing that took place 20 years ago, fax lives on.
Five Tips for Better Organization
It's easy to forget the benefits of organization when it is gone. But once you have your business life in order, it is amazing how much easier tasks can be.
Striking the Balance Between Cutting Edge and Smart Business
Things are changing faster than ever, and for many of us it is starting to feel like we don't even have time to learn the latest technology before it is antiquated and we must learn an even newer technology.
Supporting Employees with Bring-Your-Own-Device
IT has always gotten a bad reputation in the enterprise. To most employees, the IT department is something to be avoided because it is the department of "no."
What a Business Gains from Going Paperless
I love paper. But paper is silly in 2014. The last legitimate excuse to use paper was effectively wiped away with the introduction of the iPad several years back.
Stem the Tide of Print to Start Realizing the Dream of the Paperless Office
The term "paperless office" was coined by Newsweek in 1979, and since then it has captivated the imagination of efficiency experts, office managers and anyone who has struggled with finding the right piece of paper in a large stack of papers.
Those Who Need Fax, Need FoIP
For many companies, especially small and medium-sized businesses, Fax over IP is a more affordable and convenient way to send faxes.
Five Reasons to Choose Internet Faxing
More senior managers, especially those that work with numerous partner relationships or have a business with strong business processes, understand that fax still plays an important, albeit underappreciated, role in business.
Faxing in Today's IP World
Studies continue to indicate that fax technology will continue to be a major segment of the telecom industry as long as there is a paper-based environment, which is a very large segment of the marketplace.
Existing Hardware Investment Need Not Stop the Move to IP Communications
Forward-thinking businesses are moving to an all-IP infrastructure, foregoing traditional phone lines for voice-over-IP (VoIP) solutions that are cheaper, more efficient, and bring added features.
Five Reasons to Use Fax-Over-IP
While some businesses in Silicon Valley might turn up their nose at any technology that predates social networks, the reality for most businesses is that technology trends take a backseat to what the technology actually accomplishes.
The Fax Machine is Dead. Or Is It?
Reports of the demise of the fax are overstated, but not entirely. The fax machine is dead, just not fax technology itself.
Seven Steps for Moving to FoIP
How does a business go about moving to a FoIP solution? Here are seven steps that every business should consider when adopting FoIP.
Encryption is the Key When it Comes to Security
Just because our electronic communication is being snooped on does not mean we actually need to avoid digital communications to keep privacy. We just need better encryption.
Should President Carter Use Fax Instead?
Former US President Jimmy Carter doesn't trust that his email is secure. If a former leader of the free world has lost faith in his ability to maintain email communications security, what does that say about our own security?
Healthcare Provider Discovers the Joys of Going Paperless
Paper shuffling has real costs in terms of manpower, storage and lost efficiency. This cost is one that Immediate Home Care and Hospice was no longer willing to pay.
Email is Not as Secure as You Think
Unless you specifically use email encryption software (which often is hard to set up), it is best to think of your email much the same way that you think of messages written on the back of postcards.
Interbit Data Launches NetFoIP Virtualized Fax Solution
Interbit Data, a software and services provider for the healthcare industry, recently announced the launch of the NetFoIP virtualized fax solution.
Everbridge for Citizen Alerts to Serve as Base for City Alert System
Charlton, MA, has recently stepped up to do something many locations haven't even considered yet, and has brought in Everbridge for Citizen Alerts to serve as the foundation of a new emergency notification system.
Knowing the Basics of FoIP
The latest in fax technology, fax-over-internet-protocol, hardly resembles the stereotype most of us have about fax. In fact, if you've ever sent a fax from a computer, you've already used FoIP.
Making the VoIP Fax Switch: How You'll Know It's Time
The trend today is to move from in-house IT solutions to cloud-based IT solutions, and this trend also holds for the fax server market. Do you upgrade your fax server or do you move its functionality to the cloud?
The Difference Between Working from the Road and Being Truly Mobile
There's a difference between taking some work with you when you are outside of the office and being able to fully perform your job from the road. If you are truly mobile, your office has to travel with you.
Coolio Shows Why Your Business Needs Fax-Over-IP
In the Milwaukee Bucks' new Fax It In To Win contest, fans can enter to win the opportunity to hang out with Coolio or basketball great Glenn Robinson by faxing in their full name, phone number and address to the team.
Why We Still Use Fax
While the ability to transport paper documents from one location to the next through a phone line was once a revolutionary achievement, it is true that we now have many snazzy ways to transport documents electronically.
District Supervisor Sings Praises of the Paperless Office
In a recent piece in the Contra Costa Times, District Supervisor Federal Glover noted that organizations of all types can reap substantial benefits from a paperless office initiative.
Microsoft Pushes E-Signatures
Looking to make digital signatures just a little bit easier, Microsoft has recently announced that it has partnered with DocuSign to bring e-signatures to Microsoft Office 365.
Six Ways to Harden Your Business Against Disaster
A shuttered business is a money-losing business, and that's exactly what happens when a disaster strikes and grinds key business systems to a halt.
Lead Murder Suspect Goes Free Thanks to a Bad Fax
In Paris last week, the lead murder suspect in the 2010 slaying of a French DJ was released from prison after his appeal was goofed by the courts thanks to an old fax machine.
Tips for Staying Productive on the Road
With the rise of smartphones, cellular data plans and cloud computing, it now is possible to work from just about anywhere in the world without skipping a beat.
The Joys of Having Everything at Your Fingertips
One way that technology has been enriching our lives recently is with ubiquitous access to our files. To be at a meeting and be able to pull up a document (or fax) from two years ago is awesome.
A Thousand Little Paper Cuts
Business owners need to recognize that eliminating paper need not be as big a task as it sounds. The best way to move to a paperless office is an iterative approach.
FoIP Aids Business System Integration
Business processes are both being moved to cloud infrastructure, and the cloud coupled with mobility has transformed the way that workers move about as they get things done.
The Importance of Being Green
Al Gore's chilling documentary about global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, may be old news at this point, but its message certainly isn't going away any time soon.
Four Ways that Businesses Can Save on Paper
With the rise of tablets and smartphones, there's room to greatly reduce paper usage within the typical office. There's got to be a way to actually reduce paper consumption, not just add another device in our life.
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