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June 09, 2016

Webinar - The Road to a Successful Skype for Business Strategy and Deployment

There can be no denying the momentum behind business interest and adoption of Microsoft’s Skype (News - Alert) for Business.  Along with the pervasive use of Microsoft solutions by enterprises of all sizes, realities are that the combination of the urgency to move to next generation real-time communications and collaboration tools and enterprise interest in going all IP with the adoption of voice over IP (VoIP) solutions, has increased interest in Skype for Business as the means to do so.

In fact, the level of urgency should not be underestimated.  It has become a business imperative for not just workers across the enterprise but up and down value chains and for interacting in omnichannel mode to organizations to have the agility, security, accessibility and reliability from their unified communications (UC) and other tools to transform themselves to optimize performance to meet the necessities of the real-time economy.   

That said, a successful deployment of what I have called “Infostructure”—the physical, virtual networking and software applications and services—to meet rapidly changing customer and competitive requirements means having a successful deployment strategy. It entails having the capabilities to confirm success, including integration of multi-vendor devices, applications, and equipment; inter-branch communication and local survivability, and most importantly – security.

If you are in the process of evaluating whether Skype for Business is for your organization, or even if you are in the middle of a deployment, the forthcoming webinar, Simple and Secure: Skype for Business, is something you will wish to put on your calendar.  To be held Thursday, June 16, 2016 02:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PDT, you are invited to join me and Rich DeFabritus, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Sonus Networks (News - Alert) and Irwin Lazar, Vice President and Service Director, Nemertes Research as we delve into what it takes to have a successful Skype for Business deployment.

Indeed, part of the focus of the webinar will be on why any implementation of Skype for Business should consider deployment of a session border controller (SBC) to help address the challenges and ensure that everything works seamlessly together.  Topics to be addressed during the session include:

  • Protecting UC traffic and infrastructure from unauthorized access or attacks
  • Media interworking to enable interoperability across multi-vendor networks
  • Local survivability so that calls continue, even if the IP network / WAN is inaccessible

Skype for Business could be the solution to your desire to having a platform that can meet and hopefully exceed the demands of the real-time economy now and going forward.  

Edited by Stefania Viscusi