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Fax is Alive and Well
Fax is alive and well. And while fax machines may not be flying off the shelves at your local Best Buy (News - Alert), there are still plenty of fax machines around. And they’re not all gathering dust, as businesses in heavily regulated industry still rely on these machines – in addition to fax over IP solutions – to get the job done.
According to the blog “traditional fax machines are still very much used in industries with strict regulations and high security risks like legal, finance, and health care.”
The blog also goes on to talk about the relationship – or lack of it – between faxing and millennials. And it suggests that this generation tends to avoid faxing not so much because it’s considered an archaic technology but rather because they have no experience using fax machines.
It’s kind of like showing millennials a record player. (This is my analogy, not that of VoIP Innovations.) It’s probably an unfamiliar contraption to these individuals. But it’s a machine some of them may want to learn how to use, while others will stick with the digital equivalent.
“Despite this group’s tech-savvy reputation, these younger individuals are often perplexed by traditional workplace equipment,” VoIP Innovations opines. “This is why we see so many millennials either scanning to email or using FoIP.”
Speaking of FoIP, it’s had its challenges in the past. But industry players have worked to make this a reliable means of sending documents.
And because FoIP leverages encryption, it’s also considered a secure means of information sharing. Additionally, FoIP enables organizations to track all the messages they send and receive. And that can help with fraud mitigation.
“Email may be a much newer technology than fax, but fax use continues to grow by more than 12 percent every year,” according to a December 2016 Scrypt Inc. blog. “This has left many onlookers confused, as fax seems like an outdate technology that should be left in the past. However, there are very legitimate and important reasons as to why faxing is better – an important one being its inherent security.”
Edited by Maurice Nagle