Is Faxing Dead?

Is fax dead?

Faxing: are we ready to pull the plug? Yes. That pun is very much intended.

In a day and age where everything is virtual and digital, it is a wonder that old school methods like faxing have survived. It is not uncommon these days to find businesses including both emails and fax addresses on their contacts.

So why is it that so many are holding on despite all the newer and more convenient options available?

Fax machines are not easy to hack

One of the greatest challenges with alternate modes of communication is exposure to cybercrime. You can have anything from hacked files to malware attached to sent items.

Fax happens to be one of the few options out there that protects users from this, ensuring secure correspondence. This is actually why it is such a popular option with government offices and major corporations.

Faxing allows convenient hard copy document transfers

Sending a document through email or other digital channels will include scanning, sending, and printing on the recipient’s side. Fax offers a more convenient alternative, allowing direct printing. By the time your document arrives, it is ready to be filed or presented without all the shenanigans of having to handle printing activities.

Faxing is versatile and can run with most devices

When most people hear fax, their thoughts immediately go to those archaic machines with limited word counts, attached phones, and what seemed like thousands of buttons.

These days, most printing devices can be configured and used as fax machines. That way when a document is sent, it bypasses all time-consuming channels and goes straight to the printer.

Fax facilitates business globalization

A good fax network might just be what your growing business needs to take things to the next level. With the security, speed, and convenience offered, it is very easy to expand a business to even international heights. It seems to be working for many major corporations in the world so why not give it a try?

Faxing is familiar

A lot of older customers and businesses are used to using and receiving faxes. It isn’t exactly going to be easy to get them to change when there is nothing wrong with their current methods. Therefore, most businesses who are still interacting with such organizations and clients prefer to have fax lines open to facilitate more convenient communication.

Faxing is the standard form used in most government offices

Finally, a lot of businesses stick with old school fax because the government still uses and endorses the practice. This makes it easier to run direct communication with government office whether it is for contracts, permit applications or whatever else the business might need. So as long as Uncle Sam is using the fax, it is probably not going anywhere.

In it for the long run

With all these perks of using fax, it is pretty clear that it is a channel that will be around for a long while. It might be a little old, but it is in no way outdated with all the cool new features modern fax machines offer.

So you had better get used to seeing them around. And if you do need to send a fax but don’t have the technology to do so, swing on by the Office Center at Holiday Shell, and we’ll take care of all your faxing needs.