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The Skype is the limit (http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/columnists/talkingpoints/glazier060804.asp?O=FPH)
07-08-2006, 03:39 PM
The Gartner Symposium, held in Cape Town this week, sparked some interesting debates, perhaps the most heated of which was Gartner research VP Neil Rickard's bold statement that Skype should not be used by business.
He said VOIP calling is sometimes more expensive than rates that could be achieved through negotiation of bulk tariffs with telecoms providers. This seems absurd, since Skype-to-Skype (for instance) is completely free.Silly - didnt he think anyone would realise?
07-08-2006, 03:45 PM
Silly - didnt he think anyone would realise?
exactly. that guy had no point. just trying to "make the news"
08-08-2006, 11:17 AM
That's a really silly comment to make. Most people understand the saving VOIP/Skype offer in terms of inter-office and inter-branch communication. This can indeed be extended to communication with clients who are skypeable (new word!).
Perhaps savings can indeed be made by negotiating with the blue beast instead of using SkypeOUT, the question is; Why pay Telkom money for fone calls within the organisation is you can use your data network at very little cost?