Besides the fact that the equipment has adapted to the technological environment, the reality is that people still need to use faxing. Faxes remain the fastest and least cumbersome way to send and receive signed documents or ones that are available to the user only in hard-copy form and need to be conveyed quickly to someone else.
This is most notably true of legal firms and other entities whose business involves the exchange of signed contracts or other documents.
Old-fashion Fax Machines are Still Used
While the new fax machines are the products featured today, millions of the old-fashion, stand-alone fax machines continue to exist in places such as offices, homes, and police stations just about everywhere.
Case in point: On the first Wednesday in February, when high school football stars decide which big-college teams their going to choose to play for, they sign their letters of intent and fax them.
To say the least, the coaches on the other end have to ensure their machines are in great working order as they wait with great anticipation to receive the official confirmations of their highly coveted recruits.
New Internet Fax Machines Work with Traditional Ones
Although the traditional faxing method has kept its usefulness for some, others have chosen to progress to new ways of achieving the same objective.
As technology has evolved, faxing has adapted to accommodate new capabilities. Business rely very heavily on the Internet and email for completing a great deal of their basic tasks–especially those involving signed documents–and faxing can now be accomplished online with greater efficiency than ever.
In the process, the use of reams of paper and copious amounts of ink can be eliminated. If you have an Internet connection, you can fax with or without a fax machine, and with seamless interoperability with either old-fashion fax machines or email faxing systems.