With each passing year, businesses are talking more than ever about sustainability and how they can go green. And that’s a great thing!
When businesses go green, everybody wins. The strain on the environment is lessened, and businesses often save money from their initiatives, as well. These savings are in turn passed on to their customers. Thankfully, fax technology has already become a greener option over the years. Cloud faxing has allowed businesses to greatly reduce the impact they have on the environment.
Sustainability in the Modern Business
There are two major ways in which a business can become more environmentally friendly:
- Reduce waste
- Increase efficiency
The environmental impact of reducing waste is clear; the less we throw away, the better, but businesses can become even greener by becoming more efficient. When day-to-day internal processes like faxing are completed more efficiently, fewer resources are used. When fewer resources are used, both businesses and the environment are positively impacted.
How Modern Fax Technology Helps You Go Green
Just as there are two major ways for businesses to go green, there are two pieces of fax technology that are there to provide a solution:
- Cloud faxing
- Fax automation
Cloud faxing solutions eliminate the need for standalone fax machines, paper and toner. In some cases, depending on whether the fax server is hosted in house or with a 3rd party, businesses may be able to eliminate hardware and maintenance costs, as well. Cloud-faxing allows businesses to send secure faxes that are bound to email messages; all that is needed is a desktop computer or mobile device. There is no longer a need to print out a document, scan it into a fax machine and have the receiving party also print it out. This eliminates waste and reduces costs for businesses.
Fax Automation Increases Efficiency
Deploying a fax automation solution is the best way for businesses to increase efficiency while consuming fewer resources when it comes to sending faxes. This is especially helpful for large enterprises and healthcare organizations that send and receive hundreds or thousands of faxes a day. The more that is automated, the less time it will take to complete any given process.
Fax automation allows businesses to view, print, manage and send faxes directly from their desktop, email client and other front- and back-office applications. It’s an easy, secure and automated solution of the future.