I was recently reviewing my business processes and it dawned on me recently that I have not used my fax machine in a very long time. In fact, it’s usually unplugged since it can be temperamental. If a fax is required, I usually use my computer to send and receive.

But after thinking about it a bit more, I realized that I don’t even use my computer for faxes very often. Basically, the only faxes that I receive would only qualify as junk. If I’m sending a document, it is likely a PDF file sent by e-mail. If it needs a signature, I scan it. So the question is: has faxing technology outlived its time? Has the fax machine gone the way of big glasses and big hair? Do you still use the fax or do you scan and e-mail your documents? If you are a client of ours, would getting rid of fax as a means of communication negatively affect you? Is it time to pull the plug for good and cancel the fax line or am I being hasty?

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