Skype for Business: unlock its full potential

Collaboration, Unified Comms

Skype for Business: unlock its full potential

04 September 2015

Jonathan Harris
Jonathan Harris
Chief Technology Officer

Have you noticed how Skype for Business keeps getting bigger? As Microsoft’s answer to voice collaboration, it’s establishing itself as a powerful business communications solution that’s perfect for today’s employees.

 

For starters, it’s backed by the might of Microsoft. So, regardless of your size or budget, you can enjoy a solution designed for your business – that brings instant messaging, voice calls, video and conferencing communications together in one place.

 

No wonder it’s the tool of choice for nine in ten Fortune 500 companies. It’s easy to use, reliable and high-quality, even across multiple devices.

 

A typical ‘Enterprise Voice’ solution sits on Microsoft servers. With Microsoft’s continued dominance of the desktop, it’s easy for your workers to make swift productivity gains. Gains which will only keep getting better.

 

Combine Skype for Business with Avaya Aura© Communication Manager, and you can make a great solution truly exceptional. Microsoft’s simple functionality and Avaya’s legendary reliability and superior voice quality give your business the best of both worlds.

 

Happily, Skype for Business can be virtual or hosted, which means SMEs don’t have to shell out on expensive and complex IT infrastructure in order to get the benefits. True, installation can sometimes be challenging, and may require specialist help. But stick with a partner who knows what they’re doing, and everything should be fine.

 

Put this all together, and Skype for Business has become one of the most popular products in the office. But while most organisations now see it has lots to offer, not many know much about how best to deploy it for their own business.

 

Those that do will gain an immediate competitive advantage.

 

So, when it comes to Microsoft Skype for Business, it’s worth investing the time to be one of those ‘in the know.’

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