Tag: Benefits of Skype for Business

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Web Meetings Made Easy and Ease Travel Budgets

Businesses in today's global market not only have employees geographically dispersed, but clients, prospects and vendors located across time-zones. Being a traveling salesman used to mean hopping in a car and driving an hour or two to visit a client or prospect. Now it can mean boarding a plane with a passport in hand for a meeting that […]

Improve Outdated Communications with Skype for Business Federation Feature

We have been discussing the many features of Skype for Business as part of your organization's overall Unified Communications strategy. It is an immensely powerful tool when it comes to improving intra-company communications, and has numerous features to assist in communicating with the "outside world," such as the ability to initiate a web meeting with […]

What Web Meetings Mean for Employee Retention

This past July, Forbes published the article For Employee Retention, There's No Place Like Home which makes the case that employees are more apt to be happy and stay with your company if they have some flexibility when it comes to working remotely. Telecommuting is certainly on the rise, with about 40% of U.S. employees working […]

Skype on the Go with Business Mobile Client

If you watched the Olympics, no doubt you saw the commercial with Christoph Waltz, discussing "busy, busy, busy" Americans using their mobile phones to multi-task everything (you can view the commercial here). The image of Waltz in dreads as he checks email on vacation, or as a mother soothing her baby while surfing the web on […]

Unified Communications: Google Hangouts vs. Skype for Business

As presented in previous articles, Skype for Business is a rebranded version of Lync, Microsoft's business communication tool. It was launched in mid 2015 by Microsoft, and is full of enterprise Unified Communication features, with great tools for company collaboration. But Skype for Business is by no means perfect (although Microsoft is always making changes to enhance the product and correct […]

How Skype for Business Meetings Can Enhance Your Bottom Line

Technology has enabled us to communicate in many forms.  Telephone calls, video conferencing, instant messaging, text messaging, email and more. In fact, it is likely that the majority of your communication at work is done in some method other than face-to-face, and unless you work in a call center, it can almost be guaranteed you spend […]

3 Questions to Ask When Devising a UC Strategy

Unified Communications (UC) is more than just a buzzword.  It is becoming a business necessity for those who have adopted it and experienced the results of increased productivity and efficiency. UC is not a single product, but, rather, a set of products that work together to provide a consistent unified user-interface and user-experience across devices, whether it […]