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Why Skype for Business Presence Drives Productivity

By Rosemarie Withee, Ken Withee, Jennifer Reed

Skype for Business is a robust communication and conferencing solution in Office 365. The presence feature in the technology alone can translate to substantial time and cost savings by streamlining the process of information exchange between information workers.

For example, say you’re working on a project and you need input from five team members. You know that emailing them is not the most efficient way to gather feedback because

  • You know your email will be buried and they won’t respond quickly enough.
  • Even if they respond, you’ll have to compile all their feedback in several versions until you get the final version, which you then have to finalize to get the final, final version.

So what do you do? You call for a meeting! As soon as you do that, you are now contributing to the 11 million meetings that happen every day (a third of which are unnecessary and unproductive).

When you’re on the go, and especially if you work with a global team, timing isn’t always perfect. But just because it isn’t perfect doesn’t mean you have to miss out on opportunities. Skype for Business allows you to connect with people inside or outside your organization one-on-one through IM, phone call, video call, or virtual group meetings with up to 10,000 attendees. With this technology, you can always get information when you need it to take advantage of business opportunities.