"Turn off our fax machines? That would be very bad"

German newspaper "Süddeutsche Zeitung" investigates why fax machines are still in use in 43 percent of companies. 

Zalando, a German multi national E-commerce company based in Berlin, for example, has a fax number because it "wants to be available through different channels". 

Government officials argue that some elderly people fax still to them. 

Office machine technician Peter Somann reckons that the fax will play a role for "20 to 25 years" and that the fax machine will also "experience a renaissance".

Source: https://www.sueddeutsche.de/panorama/faxgeraete-digitalisierung-e-mail-gesundheitsamt-fortschritt-faxen-1.5495073