Cloud Decision Tool

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Cloud Decision Tool

This tool will help you determine which Skype for Business topology is right for you; cloud, on-premise, hybrid or cloud connect. You'll be asked to rate how important various features are to you on a scale from 0-9 with 0 being not important at all and 9 being mandatory. Click Next to begin
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Integrating Skype for Business with your existing PBX Broadcasting meetings to hundreds or thousand of people Having no Skype for Business infrastructure Being able to choose your own telephony provider Integrating your Contact Centre with Skype for Business Making and receiving internal calls during a communications outage The ability to pick up other users' calls Join a traditional VC meeting using Skype for Business
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Do you see there being a period of coexistence where you have some users on Skype for Business and some on your existing PBX’s? If so, for how long?

If you integrate your existing telephony systems with Skype for Business you can seamlessly make and receive calls between the two systems, for free, using your existing 4-digit extension numbers. Alternatively, they’d be two different systems and calls between the two would effectively be paid for external calls. What’s your view on this?

Skype Meeting Broadcast is a new feature that enables you to schedule, produce, and broadcast meetings or events to online audiences up to 10,000 attendees. What’s the likelihood of you ever using that feature?

Where is your current server infrastructure hosted?

Is there capacity for adding more virtual servers?

Do you have a free choice at the moment as to which telephony provider you work with?

How important is it to you going for that you can choose your own provider and tariff to get the best available pricing?

Do you have a contact centre?

Do you want the contact centre to run on Skype for Business in the near future or will it remain on the current, on-premise platform for the time being?

For many of our customers, especially those that have large or many national or global offices, when external communications are down they still want to be able to make and receive internal calls. To what extent does that apply to your organisation?

Do your users currently have the ability to pick up other people’s calls? Often known as hunt groups or call pickup groups?

Does that functionality have to exist in your next phone system or would the business be happy to do without it?

Do you have a video conferencing infrastructure such as Polycom, Cisco or Lifesize?