Skype4B by the Numbers
In our second annual Skype for Business Adoption Trends survey, No Jitter has once again taken the pulse of our community regarding Microsoft's UC platform (see last year's results here). We had a lot to ask about, given Microsoft's aggressive push of Skype for Business into the cloud, plans it's outlined (and partially delivered on) for PSTN Calling and other voice functionality within Skype for Business in the cloud, creation of the Office 365 E5 pricing and licensing scheme, and more developments that have taken place in the past year.
This year's survey of enterprise IT professionals, conducted in April, netted 445 respondents. Similar to what we found from our 2015 survey participants, half of this year's respondents, or 224 enterprise IT professionals, said their organizations have adopted the on-premises version of Skype for Business. We asked about Microsoft's cloud UC offering, Skype for Business in Office 365, in a separate question that garnered responses from 434 of our survey-takers. As you might expect given its newness in the market, adoption of the cloud Skype for Business offering is lower... not too shabby, however, at 33% of that respondent base.
When comparing adoption on-premises and cloud adoption rates, we found that roughly half of those respondents whose organizations with on-premises Skype for Business deployments also are using its cloud counterpart, Skype for Business in Office 365.
For a deeper dive into these numbers, as well as other insight gleaned from the 2016 Skype for Business Adoption Trends survey, click to the next slide.