Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 24, 2012
September 20, 2012 - FaxCompare.com celebrates the recent explosion in online fax cloud developments with a retrospective business telecommunications infographic commemorating the technological innovations that brought us the cloud telecommunications we enjoy today.
Contrary to the misguided belief that faxing is dead, there are over 17 million fax machines used in the United States, or 55.28 per 1,000 people, and it is estimated that over 112 million fax machines are in use throughout the world. Faxing remains a vital communication tool for thousands of industries worldwide, especially businesses that need to secure their clients’ personal information. The advent of the cloud revolutionized business telecommunication and millions have joined the revolution; DropBox boasts over 50 million users and Google Drive is quickly gaining ground, picking up over 10 million users less than three months after its introduction. Now, thanks to advancements in technology and the passage of key laws in the last few decades, fax users can take advantage of the cloud with online faxing.
Online fax services first became available in 1996, but the passage of the ESIGN Act in 2000, which made electronic signatures legally binding, expanded online fax capabilities. The law improved office efficiency two-fold now that users could sign and fax documents all online. eFax, the leader in online faxing with over 11 million customers worldwide, continues to build on the efficiency online faxing offers with the unveiling of its first online app for Microsoft Word 2013. This enables users to fax directly from Word without using a fax machine or printer. HelloFax also made sharing and storing information in the cloud easier by integrating with the cloud efficiency tool Evernote. Now Evernote’s 35 million users have complete access to the online faxing service and all fax transactions are automatically archived in Evernote, so frantically digging through your inbox for a fax you’re certain you saved will be a relic of the past along with telegraphs and smoke signals.
Some other key points in history leading to faxing in the cloud:
· February 10, 1862: Italian physicist Giovanni Caselli’s Pantelegraph sends the first fax
· 1960s: Lockheed develops the first digital fax machines
· 1964: Xerox releases the first commercial fax machine
· August 6, 1991: The World Wide Web goes public, opening up the doors for online faxing
With reviews of the top 27 internet faxing companies, FaxCompare aims to take the pain out of selecting an online fax service by comparing services side-by-side with easily-read charts, pros and cons lists, and in-depth reviews. Find out how to start faxing online today at http://www.faxcompare.com/