Since Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype back in 2011 Skype for Business has been promoted as the go to business communications tool. It’s scary for a lot of businesses to hear that Skype is to be discontinued and Microsoft Teams will take over as the new communications and collaborations tool of choice.
As with all change some organisations will embrace it and look at it as an opportunity to work smarter and others will recoil from it sticking rigidly to using Skype for as long as possible. The good news for these resistant sorts is that Skype will not become obsolete overnight, however the not so great news for them is that Teams is being seen as the replacement for not only Skype but also SharePoint and Yammer. Microsoft see Teams as a way to simplify their offerings and promote collaborative and mobile work styles.
If you are an organisation that hasn’t yet dabbled in Teams there is a lot that you should try out and be aware of. If you are a reseller there are lots of ways that you can be encouraging your partners and customers to make the switch and embrace Teams. There are many positives to explore in terms of how Teams communication and collaboration tools go hand in hand with remote working including the Teams App.
Here at The Readiness Company we have already embraced Teams and our Consultants are ready to assist our partners and customers in how to get the very best from Teams and find great ways to use it to boost productivity. For resellers we can teach you why it’s a great product for you to sell and show you how to promote it to your customers.
Whether you are struggling with how to promote Teams to your customers or you are an organisation looking for ways to show your employees that dropping Skype is a good thing then have a chat with us and see how we can help you make the transition to Teams successful.