Most companies have decided they need the business agility and want the cost savings that come when moving to the cloud. But with the bewildering amount of contradictory information floating around on the Internet, not many really understand exactly what that means or what it entails. Companies considering migrating face inconsistencies, making it difficult to separate fact from fiction. When considering moving to the cloud to power your organization, you need to know the facts. Your business depends on it. Ready to learn which business cloud myths you may have thought were true—but aren’t? Read on.
Myth 6: Skype and Skype for Business are one and the same.
Skype that you use at home is great for a small number of users and is free to use, unless you want to buy credit to make calls to landlines and mobiles. Skype for Business lets you add up to 250 people to online meetings, gives you enterprise-grade security, allows you to manage employee accounts, and is integrated into Microsoft Office apps. Skype for Business integrates with Office 365, boosting productivity by letting people connect on their terms. Employees can make and receive calls, give presentations, and attend meetings from one application—from anywhere—as long as they have an Internet connection. For example, employees can:
• Instantly see when someone is busy or available.
• Start an instant messaging session by double-clicking a contact name.
• Share a desktop during a meeting. • Invite outside partners to join a meeting via a full-feature web conferencing experience.
• Integrate video through a webcam for a call or a conference.
With Skype for Business, you don’t need to have a dedicated administrator to run servers or invest in additional infrastructure. We take care of all of it for you.