While unified communications and VoIP service are ideal for many businesses for all of their telecom needs, certain industries, like healthcare, have different requirements. For the transfer of secure documents, for example, hospitals still using faxing, as it meets all of the compliance and security standards necessary in this process.
According to TMCnet, fax over IP is an aspect of voice over IP that any company that needs a reliable and secure way to transfer data can consider when email isn't enough. Additionally, advances in fax technology allow cloud and mobility support, permitting a business to keep its fax technology up-to-date with all of its other telecommunication systems.
The cloud, for example, offers the same benefits for fax as it does for VoIP PBX solutions, like flexibility and ease of implementation and access. With easier management and faster exchange of information, the cloud is an ideal platform for fax, as it is traditionally a slower means of communication. Additionally, by deploying any fax system through the cloud, a business ensures it can be more easily integrated with other services.
Mobility trends also offer support for faxing, according to the news source, as an end-point for receiving fax over IP. Business professionals or doctors no longer have to rely on fax machines tethered to a desk or nurses' station to receive information, but can once sent can read it on their smartphone or tablet – technology that is quickly gaining in popularity in medical centers, especially with the growth in popularity of electronic health records.
Operating communications solutions that meet security standards and requirements are very important for certain industries, like healthcare and finance. Being able to take advantage of modern technology like the cloud allows these businesses to continue using the most convenient platforms, like fax, for their needs, while keeping abreast of evolving telecommunications systems. Additionally, the cloud provides vital other resources, such as data management, UC support and more that these businesses can begin to utilize in other areas. The cloud can also help reduce IT budgets due to the lack of physical hardware and costs associated with the maintenance and replacement of those systems.