How To Fax Without Paper: How You Can Kill Your Fax “Machine”

Inc.com wrote about how your business can use online fax services to replace the fax machine in your business and I was happy to lend my insight to the article.

The original facsimile machine, patented in 1843 by Scottish inventor Alexander Bain, was originally considered an “image telegraph” since telephones wouldn’t be invented for another 29 years. Today, most businesses still use these ancient artifacts because for years, faxing was the only way to exchange documents that needed signing or reading. But no longer.

“In this day and age, small businesses no longer have to say, ‘I’m out of the office right now, I didn’t get your fax,'” says Ramon Ray, author and editor at Smallbiztechnology.com. “That excuse is irrelevant—you can get a fax anywhere.”

With the ability to share information instantaneously from the Web or the cloud onto computers, phones, tablets, and other mobile devices, the fax machine is quickly going the way of the beeper. Eventually, we may never have to deal with missed faxes, busy signals, and paper jams again.

Read the entire Inc.com article here.

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Ramon Ray, Editor & Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com . Editor and Founder, Smart Hustle Magazine Full bio at http://www.ramonray.com . Check him out on Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook

One thought on “How To Fax Without Paper: How You Can Kill Your Fax “Machine”

  1. Justin Esgar

    This is the exact reason why I created SignMyPad for the iPad. No more needing a fax machine or to be in the office.  Simply have someone email you the PDF and you can load the PDF into SignMyPad and add your signature, text and the date.  When done easily email it back, or send it to your DropBox.  It’s a great alternative to a fax machine.

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