In This Chapter
Using Skype for core business needs
Employing Skype business toolbars
Addressing IT security concerns
Keeping a business alive and thriving is no easy task. Aside from managing people, you have to control costs, think fast, and be equipped to outperform your competitors. So what does this have to do with Skype, and why might you want to consider "skypifying" your business? Although we cover the features mentioned in this chapter in more depth elsewhere in the book, we offer this chapter to concentrate on ways that Skype can assist you in your day-to-day business tasks. Using Skype in your business amounts to much more than just calling a person from one PC to another over the Internet.
Also, if you do decide to seriously entertain the thought of "skypifying" your business, you need to be aware of the security concerns (unfounded!) associated with Skype. This chapter also includes some general information about how you can allay these fears from an IT (Information Technology) perspective.
If an important part of your business is communicating with other people, whether for purchasing, connecting to your customers, or other ways, the chances are pretty good that someone in your company is already using Skype. According to the creators of Skype, roughly 30 percent of all Skype users regularly use Skype in their business. No matter how you slice it, this amounts to millions of people having adopted ...