7 Secrets to Increasing Productivity with Cloud Based Tools: Secret #2

We all know that businesses can't be successful without teamwork. But how often is your whole team in one conference room together? Once a week, once a month? Less? And how are your team members organizing calls and meetings with each other, and their customers?

At the heart of great teams is great collaboration and communication. Teams that communicate often and openly are more efficient, respond faster, plan better and help one another more effectively. They listen to customers and market trends. They share insights with each other. They challenge one another openly. They are great communicators, and that makes for a great team.

Complete Cloud Communication

Microsoft provides one platform for meetings and voice, which gives your teams the ability to communicate easily, using the right tools, from the right devices and at the right time.

And that drives significant cost savings. Your employees save time from switching from one system for IM to another one for web conferences, and then to another one for video. With Office 365 and Skype for Business, everything is integrated into one platform. Your administrators save time because they don’t have to manage multiple products. And you can save money by eliminating things like WebEx licenses, Audio Conference Provider per-minute charges, and PBX maintenance costs.

And all of these capabilities support a mobile workforce and the ability to stay productive from anywhere.

Office 365 and Skype for Business also offer expanded voice solutions, including all the capabilities you need for modern voice and meetings. Audio, video, and web meetings are combined in one connected user experience and platform, with high definition video and a broad range of devices from Microsoft and partners. This helps your business consolidate conferencing solutions and simplify operations while reducing complexity for users, reducing support costs for IT and enabling employees to work from virtually anywhere.

With PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) Conferencing, meeting attendees without Internet or audio access on their PCs can dial in to Skype meetings from virtually any other device. Meeting organizers can also dial out to attendees and bring them into the meeting. PSTN Conferencing also offers unlimited conferencing as a part of the service, so no charges are incurred for callers using a tolled number to dial-in.

Cloud PBX (when combined with PSTN Calling) is your phone system in the cloud, modern, and tightly integrated with Office 365. Users have access to the voice capabilities they need—make, receive, and manage calls from anywhere, using any device. Cloud PBX also provides great controls for IT to increase agility and consolidate management compared to traditional phone hardware.

PSTN Calling is an add-on to Cloud PBX that provides domestic and international calling services for businesses directly from Office 365. PSTN Calling is required for a true enterprise voice solution.  Instead of contracting with a traditional telephone carrier and using an on-premises IP-PBX, you can purchase the Cloud PBX from Microsoft and add on PSTN Calling for a complete enterprise telephony experience for end-users.

For more information, check out our webcast: 7 Secrets to Increasing Productivity.

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