Technology is one of the strongest forces that influences globalization, making the world smaller. It seems unbelievable that only a decade ago, social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn didn’t exist. Now they connect us more than ever. Technology brings advancements to our world and lets it expand to a degree that we were not even aware was possible.
Nowadays, many organizations are working worldwide. Therefore, communication with your colleagues and partners that are on the other side of the world, is becoming a habit. Silverside is not an exception. Our international team works successfully every day, sharing the same values and goals. Due to the fact that our customers and partners are all over the world, we have to communicate remotely on a daily basis. Hence, Silverside team can not imagine working without smart technologies for business communication. Last week we wrote a blog about the productivity scenario ‘’Smarter Meetings’’ (”Work less, do more by finding the right expertise”) and here Skype for Business gives us the possibility to have a smarter meeting with many people, without being all in the same place.
Skype for Business is an instant messaging client used with Skype for Business Server or with Skype for Business Online that is available with Microsoft Office 365. With instant messaging, audio, video, and web conferencing, you can collaborate and communicate your way with colleagues and clients in real time, on the devices you want.
With Skype for Business, you can:
– Start conversations with IM, voice, or video calls.
– See when your contacts are available online, in a meeting, or presenting.
– Set industrial-strength security for meetings.
– Broadcast online to a large audience.
– Present your screen during meetings or give control to others.
– Use Skype for Business in other Office programs to chat, call, or join a meeting with a click.
How can you be productive with Skype for Business?
Skype for Business lets you connect with co-workers or business partners in your company or around the world.
Moreover, it is perfectly integrated into Office 365 and so it allows users to use Outlook directly with Skype for Business’ instant messaging, voice, and video features, clicking directly on a contact to initiate a conversation with them or schedule a meeting for later. Furthermore, Outlook will also archive your Skype for Business meeting history with each contact and other Office 365 apps get in one action as well.
Skype for Business allows us to have a conference call with 250 people that makes it much more suitable for large-scale meetings, presentations and live webinars. It offers the possibility to start a conference and share your screen without having to leave the program.
It is important to say that this tool gives security for your conversations, because it provides a strong authentication method that gives you, as the administrator, stronger control over accounts and access to the people who can use the tool.
Don’t forget that technology gives us many great opportunities. What we need to do, is to use them correctly. Silverside is here for you to help using Office 365 environment easier and in a more efficient way.