Fax machines live on

Staff writer
13 Feb 2012

The fax machine remains IT managers' dirty little secret, with many confessing to sending faxes every day despite a raft of modern alternatives being available.

Three-quarters of 3,000 IT managers quizzed by Intel admit their company sends faxes on a daily basis rather than use laptop- or web-based communications services. A little over a third of the staff even believe fax machines to be a critical element in their firm's overall communications infrastructure.

However, the UK study also shows the reliance on faxes is perhaps more about money than some romantic desire to hold onto the past. Nearly half (46.3%) of managers questioned blamed a lack of financial or human resources for failing to adopt new technologies.

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