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The Green Benefits IP Fax
By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor
Fax over IP (FoIP) is a technology that allows companies to address all faxing requirements in a way that is economically friendly. Such solutions delivered by Sagem-Interstar (News - Alert) takes paper-based faxing to digital platforms in order to significantly reduce overall paper usage and generate environmental benefits.
In just two years, this large company's fax paper usage would have consumed a forest equal in size to New York's Central Park, according to statistics from the EPA. In addition, making just one day's worth of paper for this large company uses enough electricity to power the average home for six months.
Making paper also requires manufacturing work. In the process of manufacturing one day's worth of paper for fax usage generates 60 pounds of toxic pollutants, or 12,000 pounds in a given year. These estimates are based on a company of 30,000 employees sending and/or receiving two fax pages per day on average.
Even as consumers are demanding that companies take a more "green" approach in the way they do business, such initiatives also help to improve the bottom line. An organization's impact on the environment is reduced through FoIP, which reduces faxing and fax-related printing. For a large company - per the example above - this can mean as much as $2 million or more in savings every year.
The benefits of IP fax are substantial and the "green" approach delivers nothing but advantages in an economy focused on preserving the bottom line and the environment.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Erin Harrison