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April 02, 2015

Webinar - Fax still Matters: Here's Why

Before file-sharing, email attachments were the preferred method for sending documents back and forth, and before that, it was Fax. The once revolutionary form of telephonic transmission has been largely replaced in work and at home by other solutions, but it remains extremely important in a plethora of industries. The reason? There are several, but the main one is security.

Fax machines excel in forgery prevention. Unlike documents sent from computers loaded up with software capable of digitally altering documentation, fax machines operate on a very simple premise. You feed a hard copy document into a slot, type in the fax number, and it comes out on the receiving end with without any real possibility of interception. Once the transfer is complete, the sender receives a confirmation.

The implicit benefits of such a system are essential in any business that relies on the authenticity of certain documents and handles sensitive information. Personal medical information, for example, can be sent between facilities for patients without considerable risk of a third party accessing it. Likewise, real estate documents can be sent out much more quickly than snail mail would allow, always a must when vying for a spot in an in-demand neighborhood. Fax also gives workers in legal sectors that deal with original documentation will have a way to guarantee the authenticity of a document.

Other industries that rely heavily on fax transmissions include construction and oil/gas/mining companies.  

Many might think of fax as an outdated form of document sharing, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The pre-Millennial technology still has an important role in modern business, and as many businesses are learning, moving fax over to telecom infrastructures hasn’t exactly played out as desired.

Needless to say, a discussion remains to be had regarding the importance of fax in the modern age, and that’s exactly what an upcoming webinar sponsored by Sangoma titled “Reliable Fax Delivery over SIP Trunking and VoIP Networks,” will do.   

Click here to register for the webinar, to be held April 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM EDT/11:00 AM PDT.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi