Twenty years ago, fax machines were regarded as valuable, technologically progressive office machines.
Today, telefacsimiles often are relegated to the margins of offices - if they are used at all. They generally are regarded as quaint, outmoded devices from the pre-Internet age.
"The modern era pace of technological change is daunting," said John Regula, vice president and chief information officer at Allied Services in Scranton. "Change is the new norm."
Companies and workers need to try to keep pace with the latest developments in business technology. But the expense, time and effort to stay current pose challenges.