The role of Skype for Business is fast evolving as more businesses realise the benefits of using the platform as their unified communications solution. Market research indicates almost 40% of Skype for Business customers are now using the platform for voice because of its unique features and capabilities.
If you’re looking to make the most of the way your organisation uses Skype for Business and include the whole Office 365 package in the process you should pay attention to the nine factors in this three-part post for seamless integration.
Complete a network assessment
Before you move to office 365 it’s important that you assess your network. Using Office 365 may increase the usage of your organisation’s internet circuit. It’s important to determine if the amount of bandwidth currently available is enough to handle the estimated increase once Office 365 is fully deployed while leaving at least 20% capacity to handle the busiest of days.
Office 365 features all the popular desktop applications like Word, Excel and Powerpoint plus a host of new web enabled communication & collaboration tools such as Skype for Business, Yammer and OneDrive. You can access Office 365 anytime, anywhere on any device.
Understand and evaluate the capabilities
Make sure you know exactly what is available to you as an Office 365 user, and that you are making full use of the features relevant to your businesses to get the most out of your move to Office 365.
Don’t migrate all your users over before testing it
Testing is essential when you adopt a new programme or system into your business to ensure that everything is working as it should be and that you don’t discover a potential issue at a critical moment. The last thing you need is to face downtime because you have encountered a problem after migrating everyone.
Don’t miss part two of our post where we look at three more factors to encourage your company’s seamless integration to Office 365.
Office 365 features all the popular desktop applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint plus a host of new web enabled communication and collaboration tools such as Skype for Business, Yammer and OneDrive. You can access Office 365 anytime, anywhere on any device.