With the advent of the Internet some have said that it is the end of facsimiles. However many small businesses depend on faxes to transmit private information and for enabling mobility amongst travellers. Small businesses such as insurance brokers, lawyers, sales people, and real estate agents receive and send countless faxes per day with only a few making use of the fax machine occasionally.
However small business owners or their employees could be anywhere with the fax machine back at the office, access to vital documents is impossible in this instance. An additional problem is that faxes take some time to transmit and are often misplaced.
Fax to email can solve all these problems by allowing the user to send and receive faxes directly into their e-mail box as long as they have an Internet connection. With the evolution of advanced communication many mobile devices are now able to connect to a wireless network, business communication can now take place almost anywhere. The small business owner may now send and receive documents anywhere with any device.
With the integration of networks it is now possible for these electronic documents to be stored and retrieved from a secure central server in the Cloud. Employees can now view and manipulate these documents from anywhere; in reality business communication is now fully autonomous.
Although faxes are an old world technology modern systems are transforming them into a digital format. Technology will continue to have a materialistic effect on all aspect of business communication therefore small business should take advantage of these technologies if they wish to stay competitive.