Internet fax technology saves paper and is more energy efficient
OTTAWA, June 12 /CNW/ - It may seem like a small step, but businesses
that switch from traditional faxing to Internet faxing can actually have a big
impact on helping save the environment.
"There is a domino effect involved," says Joseph Nour, CEO of Protus IP
Solutions, the provider of MyFax, one of the leading Internet fax services
available internationally. "Internet faxing reduces the amount of paper a
business uses. The ability to work with less paper not only helps conserve
trees, it reduces the burden on paper mills, meaning less carbon dioxide is
emitted into the atmosphere."
Electrical power creates carbon dioxide, which scientists say is the
leading cause of global warming. The U.S. Department of Energy ranks paper
production second to petroleum in energy use among major industries, meaning
enabling the mills to use less electricity is a big boost to the environment.
Opting for an Internet faxing service is one way to reduce both paper and
power in the office. Energy Star, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, considers fax machines among
the most "energy-intensive" type of business equipment because these machines
often use electricity around the clock waiting for faxes that may be sent at
Because Internet faxing is a digitally centric technology, it allows
users to send and receive documents via e-mail. That means there are no fax
machines or fax servers taking up valuable space, constantly using electricity
and creating carbon dioxide. Instead, with an Internet fax service like MyFax,
the computer where someone receives the email fax does not need to be on to
accept the transmission; it only needs to be running when someone is actually
working on the computer.
There are other environmental issues that make Internet faxing a socially
responsible technology to adopt as well. Dangerous bleaching chemicals such as
chlorine, sodium hydroxide and hydrogen peroxide are used as whitening agents
to make fax paper. Fax machines also require ink cartridges, which ultimately
take up precious landfill space unless they are recycled.
Earlier this year, Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC)
Communications Solutions Magazine awarded MyFax the 2006 Product of the Year
Award. TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief of Communications Solutions
Rich Tehrani said, "MyFax has proven they are committed to quality and
excellence in solutions that benefit the customer experience as well as ROI
for the companies that use them."
And, in a review of Internet fax services, PC Magazine rates MyFax the
best value for price of industry competitors. MyFax is available for only $10
USD per month or $110 USD per year. This price includes 100 outbound pages and
200 inbound pages per month. Volume pricing is also available.
With energy costs continuing to rise, that's a bonus for business and a
boon for the environment.
MyFax is the fastest growing Internet fax service used by individuals,
small, medium and large businesses to send and receive faxes using existing
email accounts or the web. MyFax offers services in North America, Europe and
the UK to industries recognized among the fastest growing adopters of internet
fax including finance, insurance, real estate, healthcare, transportation and
government. More than 10,000 new customers subscribe to MyFax each month.
Additional information is available at www.myfax.com.
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