Survey on Skype Use by Businesses – Your Chance To Be Involved
A recent survey by a Scottish University student indicates increased Skype usage by businesses in Scotland. Emma Duncan, a business and technology major from the University of Edinburgh said that she is conducting a survey now of Scottish businesses who are using Skype.
Most businesses responding to her survey indicated they use Skype, particularly for international calls. 50% of those responding indicate they use the video capabilities of Skype to connect with customers, vendors and colleagues for collaboration.
Ms. Duncan also said that most businesses are using the free services of Skype (like audio and video communication) and are not aware of other paid services like Group Video Calling, Skype Out (phone calls from Skype to regular landline and mobile phones) or Skype Manager (office account management of usage). She said that increased education on the availability of these services would likely increase interest in using these products.
The research was conducted to determine if Skype has become a core communications vehicle for businesses with 10 employees or less. The results are pending further participation in the survey.
Results need to be tabulated soon and a few days remain before it is concluded. Ms. Duncan can be reached via email at E.L.Duncan@sms.ed.ac.uk. She requests participation in her survey by going to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3GH9LMH.
So, how are you using Skype? You can express your voice by participating in the survey. Go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3GH9LMH and complete the survey so your voice can be heard.