For all we might love Skype for personal video conversations, connecting with friends and family in far flung places, however, it’s not the best video conferencing solution for business, for a host of reasons.
First of all, says Bin Guan, CTO of video managed
services provider Yorktel, while Skype is a great tool used by millions
of people, there are some serious security concerns with it. It has some
encryption, but beyond that, there are issues. It may be recording in
the background, and who is recording and who has access to this is
difficult to control. We hear that hackers can break into a Skype
account, which is a major concern. Plus, Skype can eat up corporate
bandwidth and IT departments have little control over this. In fact,
says Guan, control is the biggest issue.
Another issue is
quality. From an enterprise perspective, “business quality” means high
definition. We are used to having HDTVs at home, so we expect the same
quality in our business applications.
Concerns have also been raised about Skype over spyware, system infection and security.
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