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Licensing GFI FaxMaker As Fast As Possible

GFI FaxMaker 2015 is leading fax server solution. FaxMaker is available as a total on-premise application, or hybrid application with hosted hardware. Easy to deploy, and fast on return on investment, GFI FaxMaker saves time and money.

GFI FaxMaker 2015 licensing can appear to be a bit difficult to understand so I hope I can make it as simple as possible to understand. GFI FaxMaker 2015 is licensed by the number of users, the number of fax channels (fax lines) , and options such as the OCR module and or virtual fax hardware such as the SR140. Licenses are also available for additional servers as well.
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FrugalBrothers GFI FaxMaker Case Study

This is the video and text from my recent GFI FaxMaker case study. In this video, I share a bit about my background, and my experience with GFI FaxMaker 2015.

I was a chief information officer for a mortgage company in Indianapolis we were looking to build a fax server and doing my research I came across GFI. The product was GFI FaxMaker and that’s where I began my relationship with GFI.

The primary value of FaxMaker is the ability to bridge older technologies such as stand-alone fax machines with newer technologies such as email, That’s really where that value comes from. As far as the easy use for the product as well. One of the cool things about FaxMaker is it works with really any email server as for SMTP, so it doesn’t really require any type of special integration work it works with all of them just fine.

Compliance is really huge. A lot of organisations have to comply with what’s called PCI DSS, for credit card security and HIPAA for medical records and there are certain documents you cannot send securely unless you send it with fax. Faxing also allows you to get an accurate record of when the document was sent and received. When personal faxes, email and file-sharing have reduced that a lot but organizations still really require faxing, especially manufacturing the medical industry, legal finance etc… There are certain documents that have to be sent and received securely.

The flexibility of FaxMaker allows it to be virtualized for example, it allows us to work with the old analog phone lines, digital circuits, hosted communications as well. Those technical benefits alone make FaxMaker a winner for just about any type of installation. The whole dynamics of the software, the flexibility of FaxMaker, the ability to scale it from a smallest install to multi-site operations. The ability to offer FaxMaker both hosted, on-premise and a hybrid solution as well. If there’s really anybody that needs a fax solution I can help.

With the economic benefit of FaxMaker is that it saves companies time because people aren’t having to run back and forth to fax machines. It saves them on things like fax machines and consumables, toner and paper. It saves them on having all these fax machines sitting around the office and the ability to print and fax from your desktop saves a lot of employees time.

What’s new in GFI FaxMaker 2014?

FaxMaker2014Launch_SQSome people are amazed that companies are still sending and receiving faxes in this day and age. Surprisingly, faxing is one technology that has kept pace with change and evolved, adapting to new methods of delivery and platforms. Product manager, Scott Hagenus explains how the latest version of GFI FaxMaker is keeping up with the times and what’s so special about this release.

Q: Scott, simple question: why faxing?

When companies need to deliver documents of value quickly, and delivery of those documents needs to be guaranteed, they will most likely use fax.

Faxing has been around for over 100 years, and preceded – the telephone – so if it wasn’t such a rock solid form of communication with real benefits, no one would use the technology. As with every technology, there are some hurdles to overcome and drawbacks as well. Traditionally, faxing is a manual process and you’re also faced with the cost of consumables (paper, ink and so on).
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Don’t Bank on a Funeral for Faxing Just Yet

By: Marc Thaler

The University of Alabama – home to the national faxing-is-not-dead-300x200champion of major college football in three of the last four seasons – recently finished renovations to its magnificent football facility. The 30,000-square foot Mal Moore football building features, among other things, a $9 million weight room, multiple 70-inch flat screen televisions, and a 212-seat theater-style meeting room.
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Survey: 81% of U.S. Employees Check their Work Mail outside Work Hours

GFI Software™ report reveals employees regularly read email during weddings, funerals and other family events

The conventional, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., five-day work week is aEmployee-Checks-Work-Mail-from-home thing of the past for the overwhelming majority of workers at small to mid-sized businesses, according to a new survey on work-related email habits. Due to the widespread availability and use of smartphones and tablets, email is more accessible than ever and, as a result, it has become deeply embedded in the daily workplace and personal lives of most employees. The independent, blind survey of 503 employees in workplaces in the U.S. was conducted by Opinion Matters on behalf of GFI Software. The results highlight employee habits around email usage, including response frequency during the workday as well as after hours.

The new 24/7 paradigm

  • Based on the reported email habits of survey respondents, the line between work and home life has become blurred. More than three-quarters of respondents (81%) said they check their work email on weekends, 55% check email after 11 p.m. and 59% keep on top of their work email while on vacation.
  • Outside of regular work hours, more than six in 10 (64%) check email at least once a day. 12% of employees said they check work email in real time beyond the standard workday.
  • One in 10 respondents admitted to checking work email at a child’s school event, 9% at a wedding, and 6% at a funeral. An additional 6% said they logged into their work email while they or their spouse was in labor.
  • On the flip side, nearly one-third (30%) of employees also said they send personal emails from their work account.

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