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INSights – A Very Feasible Facsimile

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Being that it is already March, I decided to keep myself ahead of the game and get my taxes done before the deadline. Unfortunately, a crucial Form-1099 was absolutely nowhere to be found and my bank informed me that there was absolutely positively no way they could email me my info.

I don’t have a fax machine at home anymore. And I was hesitant to have them fax the sensitive personal information to the front desk at my office. But the GFI FaxMaker integration with my ShoreTel system quickly solved that problem. I simply shared my phone number.

GFI FaxMaker is a fax server that makes sending and receiving faxes an efficient, simple, and affordable process. The problems with manual faxing – waiting for the fax to go through, the need for printouts, physically walking to the fax machine – are solved because GFI FaxMaker allows users to receive and send faxes directly from their email client.

As mentioned, people often wonder why businesses still employ the use of faxes in place of newer technologies. But for many highly scrutinized industries – such as government, medical, financial or real estate – fax is still mission critical for the delivery of important, time sensitive or legal materials.

With fax over IP (FoIP) support, automated fax delivery via email as well as the ability to send documents outbound, GFI FaxMaker supports Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino and other Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) servers.

There are no more loose papers floating around for anyone in the office to pickup. And directly in line with ShoreTel’s brilliantly simple philosophy, my business card proudly proclaims a single number for Phone/Fax/Cell.


If you’re already a ShoreTel Reseller, don’t miss GFI’s upcoming webinar – part of the ShoreTel Innovation Network series highlighting Alliance technology partners - and you may receive a VISA gift card from GFI.

To learn more about ShoreTel and GFI FaxMaker, visit the GFI Innovation Network site.