No one ever got fired for buying Microsoft - The Skype for Business Story

No one ever got fired for buying Microsoft’…to coin a phrase well known to anyone who works in or with technology.

It is little wonder then that so many CEO’s CTO’s and CIO’s are pinning their collaboration flags 100% to Microsoft Skype for Business to enhance their cloud communication strategy.

With Skype for Business being delivered from the Office365 Azure cloud, the possibilities of removing the painful on-premises deployment have been realised. There is no loss in functionality or performance either, and with an E5 licence enabled, PSTN calls and video conferencing become available to users.

But just before you go off and sign that purchase order to have the whole company collaborating through Skype for Business, have a think about how your company is currently communicating. There could be some challenges ahead that might need some careful thought.

If you are an enterprise business with national or global offices and a dispersed workforce, you probably already have in place some collaboration technology. Whether it is on-premises platforms or a service from a provider, the likelihood of you having meeting rooms with video enabled technology is high.

This previous investment probably still works perfectly well, delivering high quality audio and video for all business critical meetings. So, have you thought how you are going to connect to it when you deploy Skype for Business?

Perhaps you are going to replace all the current technology with Skype endpoints? Just consider the further investment required and the lower quality performance that they deliver.

Perhaps you were not aware that Skype for Business delivered from O365 would not simply connect to your existing, clients, third party and customers traditional or legacy meeting rooms, SIP and H.323 devices?

So, how do you ensure that when you do have a solution, that you don’t lose functionality, quality or change the users workflows so that it becomes unused?

Watch our animation on Videocall’s Skype for Business VTC Interoperability service. In under five minutes you will have the answers to your questions.

Powered by Polycom, the Skype VTC Interoperability service is the correct choice for linking your traditional legacy rooms systems to your new Skype for Business deployment.

Would you like to see it in action? We can set-up a live demonstration and show you how it all works, simply follow this link and let us solve your challenges.

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