Hosted Lync

Business is changing. To be effective and productive you need flexible solutions that work whenever, and wherever you are. So much time and money is wasted in transit, and employers are looking for adaptable solutions to increase productivity. For better results companies are investing in a form of Unified Communication that is collaborative, engaging and accessible; Lync.

Lync removes the geographic barriers, restrictions of travel budgets and issues with staff away from the office. From your device, you can hold virtual meetings at the click of a mouse and even switch between the different media during the same meeting, enabling you to work while on the move.

As a pay-per-use service you can effectively manage your cost savings and decrease your building outlays by adopting hot-desking and flexible working. This increased flexibility enables faster business decisions with features including the ability to instantly identify your team members, their speciality, their availability and eliminate irritating voice-mail ping-pong.

Additional benefits include Lync’s integration into the full suite of Microsoft Office applications, the programme can work with your current PBX system or help you migrate to VoIP for all telecommunications for further savings.

GCI is part of the Lync technical adoption programme, so we see the technology months prior to release. Being a Microsoft Gold communication partner and working closely with the product team, we advocate Lync because we use it and know it works. If you want proof of concept, ask us how our other clients are enjoying these benefits, or ask for your own FREE 30 day Lync trial.

By removing geographic barriers and minimising unproductive travel time, you can communicate more effectively, become more productive and save money, all while reducing your carbon footprint. Lync really is the way forward for building a more productive and cost effective workforce.

  • Business Benefits
  • Key Features
  • Technical Information
Reduce Costs
  • Avoid the telephone charges with VoIP technology
  • Usage-based pricing
  • Reduce travel budgets with real-time conferencing
  • Enable flexible working for your teams
Work Flexibly
  • Work from in the office, at home, or on the road
  • Easily access Lync on a range of mobile devices
  • Switch uninterrupted between media mid-meeting
  • Free up office space for hot-desking
Collaborate
  • Instantly identify your team, their speciality and availability
  • Connect your team to speed up decision processes
  • Eliminate irritating voice-mail ping-pong and excessive email
Increase Productivity
  • Share documents and ideas through your desktop
  • Remove unproductive travel time
  • Implement hot-desking to allow employees to “work anywhere”
  • Quickly and easily check people’s availability to join call
User-friendly
  • Upload images to show employees who they’re contacting
  • Invite or join conversations with a single click of the mouse
  • Be instantly connected to anyone, anytime, anywhere
  • Real-time presence updates, picked up directly from your calendar
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
  • Reduce carbon emissions from business mileage
  • Host Lync in our green energy efficient data centres
  • Achieve carbon reduction targets
Variety of Communication Methods
  • Connect with colleagues, clients and partners via:
  • Instant messaging (IM)
  • Telephony and video calls
  • Online meetings/conferencing
Lync Presence
  • Instantly identify who is working within the business
  • Establish colleague’s speciality and availability
  • Sync with your calendar for real-time updates
  • Log meetings and appointments to show you when you’re free
Anytime, anywhere
  • Eliminate wastage on transit costs and travel time
  • Easily access Lync remotely and on mobiles devices
  • Connect globally outside of your organisation with browser access
  • Invite external parties, they don’t need to have Lync installed to enjoy a fully functional Lync meeting experience
Use the Device You Want
  • Switch between media devices mid-meeting
  • Uninterrupted and hassle free connections
  • Find contacts, check their availability and communicate instantly
  • Work while on the move
Global Access
  • Browser-based access connects PC and MAC users globally
  • Partake in online meetings and Unified Communications
  • Collaborate and share data whenever, wherever
  • Take advantage of IM, voice and multiparty video
Scalable Platform
  • Lync can support up to hundreds of thousands of users
  • This ensures collaborations and communications are widespread
  • Work with your current PBX system or migrate to VoIP
  • Choose a solution designed to suit you
HD Videocalling
  • International standard for Information Security Management
  • Connect to any high-definition camera for high resolution viewing
Multiparty (3+) Audio/Video/Content Sharing
  • Hold video conference with multiple participants
  • With up to five presenters, you can stream a video call to thousands of viewers for large scale conferences
OneNote Sharing
  • Enhanced in-meeting note taking
Office and Windows 8 Integration
  • Enabling Unified Communications between every platform
  • Slick Office application performance
PBX Replacement Service
  • Either work with your current PBX system
  • Or migrate to VoIP and use Ethernet instead of telephony