Myths 7 and 8 about Business to Cloud Migration

Myth 7

Skype and Skype for business are the same application.

Here is the reality

No, these applications are not the same. Skype is built for consumers and it is free, easy to use and if you wish to buy credit you can make international calls from Skype.

Skype for business is as the name suggests - built for business with business functionality.

It was designed to be a business grade communication platform that brings together non-related geographically and technically diverse people in a single environment.

Of perhaps underutilised benefit to many businesses is the capability to host online meetings where up to 250 participants can join, share presentations, receive and make calls and the capability to share screens with relatively strong detail.


It also integrates with Office 365 products. By way of example; when a document is shared via word and the team is working on that document, a simultaneous chat can be initiated in Skype for the team to communicate on a real time collaborative basis.


Furthermore, it has business grade security, the skype accounts can all be managed from the Office 365 admin centre. This enables your workforce to communicate and collaborate quickly and easily without leaving their desk, which in turn improves productivity from anywhere in the world if there is an internet connection.

Other functions include

•  Instantly see when someone is busy or available.
•  Start an instant messaging session by double-clicking a contact name.
•  Invite outside partners to join a meeting via a full-feature web conferencing experience.
•  Integrate video through a webcam for a call or a conference.

The great thing about skype for business is that it is offered with our SmallBiz Essentials and SmallBiz Premium bundles. These bundles offer further business technology solutions for your business and not just with Office 365.  


These other questions we are often also asked:

Q. Can I add people who use Skype for business but who are from outside my organisation?

A. Why yes, you can.

Q. Some of our clients use Skype, can I add them and communicate with them if I am using Skype for business?

A. Yes, we would have to make changes in the settings to achieve this outcome but it is possible noting that some functionality may not be available.

Q. What if I cannot manage administration of Skype for Business?

A. Panoceanic manages the settings, access and security of this on behalf of your business, which gives your business the liberty of more time and less stress.

MYTH DEBUNKED

Now that the myth has been debunked and you understand the breath of additional functions with Skype for business, have a chat with us to discuss tailored possibilities or some general questions, use Calendly to book a free no-obligation phone call and we would be glad to chat with you and explore possible opportunities. Furthermore, connect with us via social media on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

Service bundles

  1. SmallBiz Essentials
  2. SmallBiz Extended
  3. SmallBiz Momentum
  4. SmallBiz Premium

Myth 8

Is email as complicated in the cloud as on premises

Here is the reality

In our opinion it is easier to have your email in the cloud than on premises because everything is taken care of by us. No longer must your business pay for expensive hardware, software, maintenance, utilities and dedicated specialists to look after your exchange server.


Moving your email to the cloud would open a door of opportunity for your business, the money spent on the above-mentioned points could be better invested in other parts of your business. The time spent on the entire plethora of duties to keep the exchange server secure, safe and up to date can be better spent on your core business objectives, which would add further value to your customers and increase your business revenue.


This is achieved by reduction of your business technology spend and increasing your business capabilities where email and calendar can be accessed from anywhere in the world from any device.
Panoceanic offers business class email and calendar in our SmallBiz Essentials and SmallBiz Premium bundles that saves your business money but we can also offer much more.


Furthermore, to keep your communications safe and for peace of mind, software updates and bug fixes are automatically installed. Panoceanic can provide 3rd party tools that strengthen the security and compliment Office 365 and exchange online, these include.

• Cirius 365 Encryption
• Trustwave Secure Email Gateway Cloud

MYTH DEBUNKED

Now that the benefits of moving your emails to the cloud are clear. If you want to have a chat with us to discuss tailored possibilities or some general questions, use Calendly to book a free no-obligation phone call and we would be glad to chat with you and explore possible opportunities. Furthermore, connect with us via social media on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

Other related myths & links

Myth 3 - Data is not as safe in the cloud as it is stored on my technology kept in my business.

Service bundles

  1. SmallBiz Essentials
  2. SmallBiz Extended
  3. SmallBiz Momentum
  4. SmallBiz Premium