Just as Mark Twain sent that famous cable proclaiming “the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” so has the death of fax been prematurely, entirely inaccurate.
Fax remains an integral part of business processes today. Industry analysts project continued growth, most notably in verticals where regulatory appliance and exchanging sensitive, private information is paramount.
Ubiquitous and easy-to-use, fax is keeping up with technology. The days of ripping off a sheet from that dusty standalone fax machine is a thing of the past. Fax has evolved from legacy TDM to virtualized FOIP in the cloud. It utilizes end-to-end encryption, guaranteeing delivery of high resolution digital content.
Enterprise fax provides back office integration and can be easily integrated into any system landscape. Have you ever notice the computer screen while checking out at your doctor’s office? See your patient record? That’s EMR software like EPIC. Fax is the engine likely sending in the back end and responsible for archival.
Financial, healthcare and legal verticals rely on fax in many ways. There’s compliance, for one. But, fax is also a valuable, secure and reliable on ramp for the exchange of information such as claims, financial trades, college applications, and legal agreements.
While technological advances evolve into unprecedented levels, fax will continue to be that legacy gift that keeps on giving. Fax survives, even flourishes, as 5G smartphones transform our everyday lives. Its evolution is ongoing.
And, we have virtual reality 3D platforms where AI innovations deliver predictive custom experiences based on business processes. Robots talk to robots; aerospace innovations push the boundaries, and advances in immune engineering change the face of medicine. Yet, old fax keeps chugging alone…making its way into the future, still very much a key part of how the world does business.
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