Skype has launched Skype in the workspace, a free community that allows businesses to share expertise, build online networks, and gain access to tools.
The free-to-use tool goes live after a six-month beta trial, which enabled 500 businesses, offering over 140 different services, to sign up, try out and test the platform.
“With more than 280 million connected users each month, Skype offers a huge range of contacts for the small business community,” said Ural Cebeci, Head of SMB Marketing at Skype. “We aim to connect millions of small businesses with Skype in the workspace and believe that by taking advantage of this shared network, businesses can develop the range of tools they need to grow, regardless of location or industry. From the designer in San Francisco looking to source textile suppliers in Thailand, to the London consultant connecting with clients in Milan, the possibilities are endless.”