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9 Ways Skype Professional Network Helps SMBs

There's a new professional network on the block: Skype in the Workspace. Here are 9 reasons it's worth a look for small businesses and other users.
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While Skype charges for services such as Skype-to-phone calling, Skype in the Workspace, like most social networks, is free to join and use. There's not much downside to giving it a try, especially if you're already using Skype and social sites like LinkedIn and Twitter at work. There's plenty of upside in Skype's huge user community, particularly the millions-strong segment that uses Skype for business. In fact, you don't even need a Skype account to try it -- you can sign in with your LinkedIn credentials.

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Leo Regulus
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11/17/2012 | 2:39:14 PM
re: 9 Ways Skype Professional Network Helps SMBs
Unfortunate choice of article format. As you are more than well aware, I can't use it. Please address client-friendliness in future endeavors. Thank You.
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