Companies across the country and in almost all areas have begun to offer new, eco friendly services, and its not hard to see why. Many customers see their dollars as votes and prefer to back up companies that share their concerns about the state of the world. Others simply see green companies as more advanced or technically skilled than the competition. In both cases, companies respond to their customers conversations using new technologies and new methods to find green solutions to old problems.
The various benefits of this kind of environmentally friendly shift in the companys minds are easy to notice. Tech really, Apple routinely makes the news by cutting the environmental impact of its various products, with less energy in their computers and iPods, shrinking the size of their product packaging to save more paper. This free press helps consistently to market new product releases.
Many other companies base their entire public image on their eco friendly efforts, wisely not to mention that they actually benefit from going green. Businesses that grow green by reducing the amount of material they use usually save huge costs, and improving a companys public image inevitably leads to more sales. It is also extremely easy and often cheap to improve the companys environmental impact.
One of the easiest ways for businesses to grow is to turn to digital communication as much as possible and use Internet fax services instead of costly and ineffective paper fax systems. Internet Fax uses no ink, toner or paper, and works with technology that most offices already use Internet. It is easily implemented and requires little or no training for individual users. A company with a fax number and fax sent to that number is delivered directly to a users inbox. Customers who send faxes to the company through the Internet fax system do not have to do anything else. The fax can then be opened, copied or printed if a paper copy of a particular document is required.
Companies that use Internet service instead of or in addition paper faxes find them to be more practical and manageable. Since a fax sent via the Internet can be stored with common document types like PDF files, they are easier to search, archive and save safely than traditional paper faxes. In addition, the space saved can be used for expansion or simply to give an office a little breathing space.
The saved Internet fax documents are obviously not vulnerable to decomposition, coloring or aging, and they can be easily backed up, sent directly to home addresses, or even password protected. Fake faxes like ads or misdials can be deleted without using paper or ink. In addition, many office users are quickly more comfortable with Internet faxing as opposed to paper faxing, as they may be more likely to handle a scanner or e mail basket in their daily work than the ever outdated paper fax machine. This, of course, varies depending on the business area of the transition to Internet Fax, but generally it has a very positive organizational effect.
Internet faxes and similar green technologies make a lot of corporate images, as the growing greenhouse base for green companies indicates, and promote a picture of a high tech forward looking company. When a company promotes environmentally friendly products, routines and services, it can also quickly attract new customers attention due to its progressive and adaptable features.
In addition, the money a company saves, if invested elsewhere, when low tech technologies such as Internet faxes are introduced. Some of these efforts include marketing companies, further development of technology, or for companies such as Apple and BP, even to tell customers about their green efforts.
The methods a company uses to go green can vary greatly. From something as easy as using Internet Fax to something as complicated as making heavy equipment changes and minimizing landfill waste, the changes are beneficial both from the environment and business concept. Whether a company can save on materials, build customer respect and loyalty or simply become more efficient, go green with Internet fax and other technologies increase cash flow and enable more innovation.