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Go Green (or Greener) with a New Hybrid, FoIP

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August 05, 2011

Go Green (or Greener) with a New Hybrid, FoIP

By Rich Steeves, TMCnet Managing Editor


The world's agricultural food crops are almost exclusively derived from hybrid selection to improve flavor, color, yield and other desirable traits.  Certainly, the above title would fit a paper to be presented at a conference of Midwest farmers.  However, in today’s business world, going green is a very desirable goal as it helps businesses hold down costs and improves their competitive edge.  In the business world, companies are looking to technology hybrids instead of plant varietals.


Hybrids, with improved yields, generate additional profits for farmers.  Companies that use technology hybrids to improve productivity and hold down costs also generate higher profits.  In addition, just as with plants, organizations need to add new “varietals” to continue to evolve and improve efficiencies.  The etherFAX/FaxCore (News - Alert) solution is an advanced hybrid that adds some new and very desirable traits to the fax industry.  It is a great addition to any organization looking to improve productivity and profits even if they are already very green and efficient.

A good example is the 1st Guard Corporation that already had a very advance technology model before looking to implement the FaxCore/etherFAX FoIP solution.  1st Guard’s chairman, Ed Campbell, III understands the need for “Green” solutions and his directive requires a paperless office.  Although the company switched to a SaaS (News - Alert) model a few years ago for both inbound and outbound faxing, they were looking to improve on that model

Fax is a mission-critical component of their service to their owner operators.  The fax solution had to combine business continuity and disaster recovery plus integrate with 1st Guard’s in-house systems.  In particular, their primary business system called ATHIA, and its extended apps, was critical.  Full integration with ATHIA was achieved using Faxcore/EtherFAX hybrid and the FaxCore SDK & API.

A case study is available, plus an interview with Dan Ribar, 1st Guard Corporation’s  CIO, by Erik Linask (News - Alert).


Rich Steeves is a TMCnet copy editor. He taught writing for nine years. He has also worked as an editorial assistant at Penny Publications. He has written short stories, newspaper columns, blogs and recently published his first novel. He attended The George Washington University where he received his bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in education. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves







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