Category: Skype for Business

How Small Offices Can Use Office 365 for Collaboration

Collaboration between employees increases productivity.  It's an interactive experience on multiple devices – laptops, desktops, mobile phones, tablets. It allows geographically dispersed people the ability to contribute and work together on a project anytime, anywhere. Knowledge is shared in real time, so that everyone is always working from the most current version.  Work is done […]

How to Replace Your Phones with an Office 365 Phone System

If the statistics are true, chances are pretty good that your company is either using Office 365 or is considering using Office 365. The first push to Office 365 for most businesses starts with the use of the email service and Outlook, with the desire to move off of old Exchange servers and take advantage […]

Keeping Hunt Groups in the Hunt with Hosted Skype for Business

For all the companies that have already, and are continually migrating to Office 365, many have begun to take advantage of the enticing benefits of Skype for Business that are included in most O365 subscriptions. The initial attraction of Instant Messenger and Presence are easy to adopt and roll out. Businesses start seeing the true […]

How Important is Auto Attendant to your Unified Communications Strategy?

Asking this question for most businesses is like asking "how important is the air you breathe to your staying alive strategy?"  Auto Attendant is an absolute necessity for a business, especially one with an internal help desk or call center, as are many of the other advanced calling features today's UC platforms are lagging behind […]

What is Your Help Desk Missing with Skype for Business?

For every business who has adopted Skype for Business for robust Unified Communications features such as instant messaging, web conferencing, collaboration, and it's integration with Microsoft Office 365, there is a business not ready to make the move due to communication requirements not included with the solution. More often than not, businesses who run internal help desks […]

Integrating Skype for Business into Your Daily Work Routine

Communication impacts productivity. It is the glue that keeps projects on tasks and our overall efficiency at work ever increasing. From a company-wide perspective, improving communications can ensure your organization is running smoothly. But a company is the sum of all of its parts, and its parts are your employees. No matter how many tools and resources […]

4 Resources for Learning Skype for Business

If you organization has decided to implement a Unified Communications solution, you have no doubt looked at the world's leading UC platform, Microsoft Office 365 with Skype for Business. Being the most popular solution for organizations, there are countless resources available on the web to learn more about the product: its benefits, implementation, and quick tips.  Here […]

Video Demonstrates How to Get Greater ROI from Skype for Business

Effective and efficient communication within any organization will provide increased productivity and decreased costs. Communication is the heartbeat of your business: It's everything you do, who you do it with, and how you do it. Statistics have proven that effective communication directly impacts profitability, and investments into improving communication will reward your business with a faster Return […]

Talking TCO: Hosted Skype for Business

One common theme in Unified Communications strategy surrounds choosing premise based, DIY solutions versus hosted solutions. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is featured in these discussions, especially since the upfront capital expenditures to deploy a solution can immediately put a halt to the good intentions. While Microsoft's Skype for Business integration with Office 365 has made […]

How Skype Changed the Face of Workplace Collaboration

col·lab·o·ra·tion kəˌlabəˈrāSH(ə)n/ noun: the action of working with someone to produce or create something. In business terms, collaboration used to mean a conversation across a desk. With Unified Communications, it has evolved to mean an interactive experience on multiple devices, with multiple methods, between multiple people, located in different states/countries/continents, anytime, anywhere. Knowledge is shared in real time, work is done […]