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The Fax Awakens

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As we all know “The Force Awakens” is making its debut and a lot has changed since Star Wars was released in 1977.  Fax technology from a long time ago is far, far away from what it is today.  When you think of fax, most will think of your father’s fax from the dark past: those antiquated clumsy machines sitting in the corner emitting an ear-splitting tone that would frighten a Bantha.  In reality, “the fax has awakened” as many of those machines have long been replaced by computer-based fax servers and cloud fax services. Fax is a proven technology and continues to be used as a way to share sensitive …

The value of stability and longevity

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What happens when you rely on a product for your business and the company shuts it down? Startups are a great way to leverage innovation and new technologies, but what happens when it is no longer supported or worse, shut down? What happens to your work flow and all of your business processes? In the announcement made by Dropbox recently they stated they are shutting down Mailbox and Carousel in 2016, Mailbox was acquired by Dropbox in 2013 and Dropbox launched Carousel for photo sharing in 2014. With the announcement, users comments vary from “I didn’t even know this product existed” to “Nooo..” Which begs the question, what happened to …

Digital signatures are not what they seem

One if by hand, and two if by key…ready to ride and spread the alarm Documents have been recognized as authentic when they bear the mark of a signatory in the form of a stamp, wax seal, signature, etc.  Signed documents sent by modern fax machines have been recognized by courts as legitimate for nearly half a century, supported by laws enacted in many countries, including the United States. The computer age shepherded in a new era of signatures, the Electronic Signatures Act went into effect enabling contracts that are signed digitally to carry the force of documents signed by hand.  Two years ago, the first international treaty was signed …

Fax to the Future

Tomorrow is October 21st 2015, and if you couldn’t tell, it’s a trending topic. Why? It’s the date Marty McFly went to in “Back to the Future.” Many fans as well as many companies are celebrating this date, especially Toyota. For this event, they got Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox to discuss how many predictions came true. While robots that walk dogs and hover boards aren’t quite developed just yet, and interesting topic came up: Fax machines. They were both right. While hardware is falling off, faxing itself is actually used more today than ever before, it’s just evolved and is now in the cloud!   For more information about …