Seventy-eight percent of people say that they collaborate with co-workers or colleagues who are located somewhere else in the world at least once per day, and 4 out of 5 information workers use web conferencing at least weekly to communicate (Microsoft User and Adoption Survey, 2014). The workplace is changing, and employees are becoming more mobile, more remote, and are working within more teams, departments and networks than ever before. This adds to the complexity of keeping employees engaged with one another easily. Communication and collaboration are the key to productivity and to driving transformational change across your business. And in a world of texting, IMs, and video chats, employees expect to connect, meet and innovate with other around the world quickly, seamlessly, securely and on-demand. Microsoft’s Skype for Business is the tool that New Signature uses to help break down barriers for businesses, and combining Skype for Business with Office 365 we are enabling people to connect in real time with team mates and from the Office applications they already use every day. Skype for Business delivers one seamless platform for meetings and voice and is the solution to a new complexity and demand of the modern workforce. With Skype delivering everything that employees look for in unified communications, why are so many businesses not employing the full capabilities of the tool? Sometimes businesses have complex deployment scenarios that require expertise in planning or face complexity because they currently run multiple communications platforms. In general, a lack of understanding can cause hesitation in businesses because they may be unsure of how to drive adoption of unified communication or if their network is capable of scaling the tool across all their workers. New Signature understands the pain points and has developed a process of ensuring that you are prepared for a Skype for Business solution. We leverage Microsoft’s Skype Operations Framework which is a proven methodology to support your success. Our team of UC experts has developed the Skype For Business Online Voice Enablement service offering to deliver the main pillars of your unified communications solution with the utmost in optimization. Envisioning and Alignment: Define goals and successes Design and Architecture Planning: Strategize for devices, infrastructure and networks Readiness and Adoption: Education and training to drive awareness Enablement and Pilot: Implementation and activation The first step to a successful long game with Skype for Business is proper planning backed by experts. Contact the New Signature team today to experience what Skype for Business Online Voice Enablement has to offer.