'Fax is not dead', says Galdon Data

Fax servers have become virtualised, and the environment has become a fully software-based one, says Fairoz Jaffer, director of Galdon Data.

Johannesburg, 27 Jan 2014
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Galdon Data, part of First Technology, today announced that revenue from its fax activities still represents a significant business stream, particularly from the financial services market, the public sector and from within tertiary educational establishments.

"With the advent of digitalisation, fax has evolved dramatically over the past few months and years, to become 'fax over IP', which has removed the dependency for it on hardware or connection to a PABX," commented Fairoz Jaffer, Director of Galdon Data. "And thus, this environment has become a fully software-based one, where virtualisation of fax servers has become a relevant issue within this new scenario.

"Migrating off 'tin' to a virtualised environment has enabled us as a certified reseller to become a leader in this space," continued Jaffer, "with some 80% of corporate clients working with the RightFax product/solution that we market and support."

"This 'new' market sensibly complements our unified communications initiatives and activities," concluded Jaffer. "Fortunately, Davidson Consulting, who is the only research company doing work in this area, says that although fax is the oldest communication technology still around, it is not one that will be disappearing in the short term."

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Galdon Data

Galdon Data, a member of the First Technology Group, is an IT services company, providing state-of-the-art solutions for innovative business communications. This encompasses business information/document delivery, unified message and unified communication solutions using the Microsoft, Polycom, Lifesize, Mitel and OpenText (RightFax) range of products. It is accredited as a Certified Microsoft Gold Partner for Unified Communication & Collaboration.

Galdon Data prides itself on being a highly skilled team of Microsoft Solution specialists that focuses on assisting customers understand unified communications technologies and advising them as to which technologies best suit their business requirements.

Galdon Data is a BEE company boasting highly skilled and certified staff members, with national representation in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

Editorial contacts
Global Research Partners Paul Booth (082) 568 1179
Tim van der Berg (011) 805 4420
Galdondata Fairoz Jaffer (021) 525 7000
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