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Skype for Business

Collaboration tools for real-time input

Skype for Business lets you connect with co-workers or business partners in your company or around the world. Start conversations with IM, voice, or video calls. See when your contacts are available online, in a meeting, or presenting. Present your screen during meetings or give control to others.

With one click, anyone can join your online meeting, using any device from any location. You can choose to meet right away, or schedule from Outlook for later. The meeting URL is personalised just for you.

Record meetings, share your screen, and annotate PowerPoint for real-time collaboration with up to 250 people. Use whiteboard, polls, Q&A, and built-in IM during your business meetings to make them more productive.

And Skype for Business has some great features:

  • URL invites
  • Meeting recording
  • Any device
  • Screen sharing
  • Built-in IM
  • PowerPoint upload
  • Whiteboard
  • Custom built accessories

Key Benefits

  • Cross-platform support

    Skype for Business allows you to connect with your employees from anywhere, and to millions of people on Skype, using Skype for Business apps on Android, iOS, Mac and Windows, in browsers, and on compatible IP Phones.

  • Reduces business travel costs

    Using Skype for Business can help your organisation cut down on non-essential business travel. A Skype for Business video conference makes a brilliant replacement for a face-to-face meeting. Skype for Businesses Outlook integration also means you can schedule it into your normal work day, from anywhere, on any device, saving your employees time and your organisation money.

  • Mobility

    Skype for Business enables employees to communicate via whichever medium they wish, regardless of location or device, improving productivity and enabling hot-desking to be adopted by staff.

  • Enhances communication and productivity

    With Outlook integration, you can call someone just by clicking on the ‘from’ address in an e-mail or clicking on an invitee’s name in a calendar entry, making communication with customers, partners, suppliers, colleagues and other business stakeholders a seamless experience.

  • Increase in revenue and opportunities

    Organisations using Skype for Business, and organisations that collaborate with their clients, reap the rewards not just from a communications perspective but tangibly on the bottom line. Revenues will increase, as people in business are often short of time and will choose the quickest and most efficient way of getting in touch, whether that be to purchase a service, request a consultation or to close a deal.

  • Improved collaboration

    Skype for Business enables your employees to share their screens with other users, via the “Present” feature, available within every conversation. So even if your time zones are hours apart, you can still collaborate as if you were in the same room.

  • Encrypted relationships

    Skype for Businesses Federation capability enables the development of trusted and encrypted relationships between organisations, making it easier for you to see if the person you need to speak to is available to instant message, receive a call or collaborate with through desktop sharing.

  • Enterprise Level Security

    The SBC (Session Border Controller) is at the heart of the Skype for Business solution. It performs a number of key functions that both enable the Enterprise Voice functionality and the migration from the legacy PBX. The SBC acts as the “Voice Firewall”. As well as securing the network against threats such as denial of service attacks it also protects against user charge fraud.

  • Authentication

    Prevents employees from sharing Skype for Business’ resources with others such as family members or friends, ensuring that only devices which are approved by the organisation are connected. By matching the device and user, you can limit employees to using only corporate devices or specific devices that meet the organisation’s security requirements.

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