The telephone changed the world and birthed a new way of doing business. When transmitting documents via those same phone lines first arrived on the scene, it was almost like witnessing magic. In the late 1980s, the squealing sound of the facsimile machine – or “fax” machine – became part of the modern office’s background music. We had entered a new age of speed and convenience in document sharing.
Soon, nearly every office was using the new-aged tool to receive nearly 1 page per minute, even if they needed to send something halfway across the world. Contracts, proposals, and other very important and time-sensitive documents were no longer delayed by the limitations of postal or courier services. The pace of business quickened even more.
Now, new technology has brought us even further. The fax machine of the past millennium required a complex system of printing, scanning, transmitting, receiving, and then reprinting. These machines are quickly becoming a thing of the past with the advent of online faxing. You may now send and receive documents via your laptop, notebook, and even your smartphone – anything with an Internet connection. Not only is this method infinitely more convenient, it is much safer and more secure.
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