Tag: instant messaging

Transform your Credit Union with Skype for Business

In the second article of our 4-part series, this article will highlight the benefits your credit union should be taking advantage of, specifically speaking, Skype for Business.  Many credit unions have migrated to Office 365 and implemented the many features it comes equipped with into their daily routines. Skype for Business for credit unions is one of the […]

3 Signs Your Business Needs Instant Messenger

There will always be new waves of communication that either fail or flourish in the business world. Are you looking to enhance the communication between employees? Do you need a more effective way to reach your customers? If you are considering adding instant messenger to the ways you communicate, here are the signs that will […]

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 […]

Stop Operating in Silos and Embrace Unified Communications

Email remains a primary communication function for many businesses. Most likely, your employees use email to communicate with colleagues, customers and vendors on a daily basis. Phone calls continue to be used for customer support, sales calls, business partner and intra-company communication when  further clarification is needed on a topic discussed in email. Instant messages are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Working Remotely Just Got Even Easier with UCaaS

Working remotely is not a new idea. In fact, the term “telecommuting” was first coined in 1972 by employees working on a NASA communication system, and in 1979, the Washington Post published an article called "Working at Home Can Save Gasoline", which is often credited with introducing the idea of working remotely, and a year later led to the first conference […]

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 […]