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The Benefits of Skype for Business

Posted by Eric Lee on Jun 1, 2017 11:11:31 AM

Microsoft Skype for BusinessPart of owning a successful business is managing your time and resources properly. One way you can do this is by choosing the best communication software that can meet the needs of your growing business. In recent years, more and more businesses have made the switch to Microsoft Skype for Business for their calling, video conferencing, and instant messaging needs, providing a variety of benefits. If you have not started utilizing Skype4B in your company, here are just a few reasons you should consider doing so.

 Cut Calling Costs

While emails are becoming a more vital part of conducting business than ever, calls are still an important means by which many growing companies conduct their business by allowing them to reach out to prospective clients around the world. However, while the business world is becoming more globalized, using a traditional phone line, or cell phone plan, to make long-distance and international calls can still be extremely expensive. With Skype4B, you can make calls to landline and cell phone numbers anywhere in the world at an extremely low rate. This can help to greatly cut down on your business’s overhead, freeing up funds to be used in another area of your business.

Reduce Travel Costs

Integrating Skype4B into your business can also help reduce travel costs by allowing you to easily connect with clients and business partners around the world. Skype4B will allow you to make group video calls, conduct business meetings and presentations from where you are. You will even have the ability to upload documents and presentations to your Skype4B call, allowing you to conduct vital meetings and presentations without ever leaving your office. This is another way in which Skype4B can help to drastically reduce your business’s overhead, as traveling will likely become a less frequent part of your business.

Keep in Touch With Colleagues

Instant messaging (IM) is such a basic feature that Skype4B offers that its importance sometimes gets overlooked. However, IM has proven to be a vital asset to many businesses. IM makes in-house communications with your staff/colleagues easier than ever before, as you can get answers to questions, and solve problems, quickly without slowing down the pace of your work. In fact, this allows you to multitask, and resolve minor internal problems without having to divert your attention from whatever phone call, email, or business you are handling. Bringing Skype4B's IM to your business can then help to improve your business’s overall productivity. 

Provides a Secure Connection

While instant messaging and video conferencing can revolutionize the way you conduct your business, many business owners may worry that using these communication systems can leave their business vulnerable to hacking and other intrusions, potentially putting their company’s security at risk. While this can be the case with many consumer-grade programs, you will not have to worry about the security of your company when you use Skype4B. All traffic is encrypted, helping to ensure that by using this service, you are not opening your business up to any potential hackers.

Many businesses have found Skype4B to be a valuable asset that has helped to improve their productivity, while simultaneously reducing their business’s overhead. However, we have only touched upon a small number of the reasons why more companies are choosing to incorporate Skype4B into their business.

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Topics: Skype for Business, skype mobile, Microsoft, Skype4B video collaboration, Microsoft UC