Other useful features include integration with the Microsoft Outlook toolbar and new products optimized for small businesses are also available through Skype
for Business. “We know from listening to our more than 75 million customers that 30
percent of them are regularly using Skype for their businesses and most of these are small companies,” said Niklas Zennstrm, Skype CEO and co-founder. “Skype is dedicated to being the champion of these companies by making it incredibly easy for them to be productive, save money and have access to a sophisticated global communications solution that helps them
SKYPE FOR BUSINESS FEATURES
Skype for Business allows administrators to centralize the management of
company-wide paid services and usability tools. Skype for Business Control Panel is available in 18 major languages: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and six currencies: Brazilian real, British pound, euro, Japanese yen, Polish zloty and U.S. dollar.
The Skype for Business Control Panel offers a new auto-management feature that enables group administrators to make large credit purchases to one account and simultaneously distribute Skype credits, topping-off all customer accounts.
Skype credits can be used for Skype premium offerings including SkypeIn, SkypeOut, voicemail, personalization and third-party conference calling. “We’re using Skype and it has reduced our voice communications costs significantly.” said Mark Ehr, Director of Product Marketing, Proxima Technology (www.proxima-tech.com), a company that makes service management software. “We frequently hold international four-way conference calls between our offices in Australia, the US and the UK, with usually a mix of Skype and SkypeOut, and it has the potential to save us thousands of dollars. We also use Skype to forward our office phones to our SkypeIn numbers when we’re travelling, it’s great to be at a hotel in London, receiving free SkypeIn calls, and my callers don’t realize that I’m not sitting at my desk in Denver.”
SKYPE CERTIFIED BUSINESS HARDWARE
Plantronics today announced its Internet-optimized Voyager 510 Bluetooth
headset solution featuring a plug-and-play USB Bluetooth voice adapter.
“Skype for Business coupled with our new Bluetooth headset is the ultimate tool for small businesses,” commented Philip Vanhoutte, EMEA Managing Director, Plantronics. “You no longer need to carry a multitude of devices.
Our Voyager 510 Bluetooth headset solution is multipoint, allowing customers to switch seamlessly between mobile phone and Internet calls.” Other available high-quality products optimized for small businesses.