Society’s gone high-tech, but the humble fax machine lives on in new forms: the multifunction copier and the fax server.
In the age of e-mail, you’d think that faxing was dead. But you’d be wrong. Fueled by a belief that fax is easier to use and harder to tamper with than e-mail, faxes (short for facsimiles) are more widely used than ever.
“Fax is the only guaranteed way to transmit something electronically,” said Brent Lothrop, president of The Fax Guys, a Burnsville reseller of Canadian-made RightFax software whose corporate customers include Medtronic of Fridley and U.S. Bancorp of Minneapolis. “That’s why it’s widely used to move documents in health care, where there are federal privacy rules.”
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