The Benefits of Migrating Fax Communications to Converged IP Networks

This white paper discusses the potential of using fax servers in an IP architecture to save costs and enhance productivity. It also reviews how deploying centralized and fault-tolerant IP fax servers can assist companies in their efforts toward automating business processes, managing documents, and meeting regulatory and compliance standards.

Special focus is on the lower operating costs realized when converging voice and data infrastructures, the easier deployment and lower maintenance due to centralized resources, and the enhanced disaster preparedness that IP fax brings. Also discussed are the productivity benefits of an IP fax server and the option to use Multi-Function Peripherals(MFPs) to further leverage the IP fax sever to capture, store, and archive documents.