To skype or not to skype

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Andrew H, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. Andrew H

    Andrew H Guest

    I have a user at an SBS site who makes a lot of long distance international
    calls. One of his correspondents is recommending he installs Skype. Good
    idea? Bad idea?
     
    Andrew H, Jan 10, 2005
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  2. Kevin Weilbacher, Jan 10, 2005
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  3. Andrew H

    David Elders Guest

    Plantronics have released headsets designed for VoIP usage...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4160731.stm

    Cheers,


    David




     
    David Elders, Jan 10, 2005
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  4. Andrew H

    Andrew H Guest

    Typically, if anyone mentions p2p (kazaa & the like)software in this NG
    everybody starts foaming at the mouth. Is skype OK in an SBS environment?



     
    Andrew H, Jan 10, 2005
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  5. Skype I have no problem with, its a completely legal way of communicating. I
    think that another, more full featured VOIP solutions is better. Perhaps
    Vonage or packet8. I personally prefer teamspeak for simple voice
    communications since it allows groups of people to collaborate. perhaps up
    to 32 users per channel, and with huge flexibility in codecs used you can
    great modify the quality of the voice transmission.

    But Skype seems to be building a small network of users and I couldn't
    really see a problem with using it. this type of program are a fantastic way
    of saving money.


     
    Dustin Trapani, Jan 10, 2005
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  6. It's still peer to peer.
    It's still brought to you by the same folks that did Kazaa.

    Next?

     
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Jan 13, 2005
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