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3 New Features of Skype for Business that Will Transform your Video Conferences

3 New Features of Skype for Business that Will Transform your Video Conferences


Microsoft is a company that is revolutionising the future of work. Their stated vision to bring unified communications from the living room to the boardroom was realised earlier this year when they rebranded Microsoft Lync under the name “Microsoft Skype for Business” in 2015 as part of the product’s next release with great success!
Skype for Business has been out for three months now and Microsoft are continuing to improve the service for its users, having just rolled out previews of three coming Skype for Business capabilities for Office 365 subscribers.

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Microsoft, Cisco or Google Cloud? Which is better for your business’ collaboration needs?

Microsoft, Cisco or Google Cloud? Which is better for your business’ collaboration needs?

Enterprise businesses are strategising to move services to the cloud, and collaboration is a factor of that; but that is a problem. Collaboration is only one element of the overall picture. It is a picture that is very complicated.

The big question must be asked by every business right at stage one. ‘What is more important to us as a business, productivity or collaboration?’

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Is Microsoft the obvious solution to your collaboration

Is Microsoft the obvious solution to your collaboration

Collaboration has become a major strategical decision for companies of all sizes. The way we work is changing rapidly, and ensuring that employees have the ability to meet, communicate and work to the best of their abilities at all times is essential for the business. So, with employees connected anywhere and at any time, the requirement to hold virtual face-to-face meetings, share documents and annotate in real-time is now business critical.

But there are also now more choices than ever.

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The change to Webex Teams from Spark, what’s the difference?

The change to Webex Teams from Spark, what’s the difference?

Cisco have re-branded Spark to become Webex Teams and integrate the service into the Webex family. This is more than just a name change however, as the Spark and Webex application have started to become one, taking the best features from each.

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Are businesses losing money because of presenteeism culture?

Are businesses losing money because of presenteeism culture?

How can video conferencing and collaboration help presenteeism?

Presenteeism has become a big problem in the UK; it has tripled since 2010 according to the latest CIPD report, and 52% of workers are going into work when their performance has been negatively affected by health issues according to a 2017 report by Fellowes. Fellowes also goes on to suggest that this means that a sub-standard level of work is likely to be happening due to the fact that employees are not 100% fit, well or happy.

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Is your company a TEAM player?

Is your company a TEAM player?

Wherever you look in the collaboration space at the moment, the talk is all around having a single application that can cater for all your user’s requirements…meeting spaces, persistent chat, instant messaging, video conferencing, audio calling, whiteboards, file sharing, live content annotation and more. The desire is driven by the changes taking place within companies, whereby employees are demanding more flexibility and the chance to fit their work around their life, and not the other way around.

Is there a silver bullet for the all-in-one collaboration app? Or is it all just a bit confusing? Let’s look at the main players. Slack, Microsoft and Cisco.

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