10 April 2007
Skype is wildly popular. The eBay subsidiary says it has 171 million registered users, 30 percent of whom are using the VoIP software in businesses. It's anyone's guess how many registered business users are using it with their company's blessing, but there is a good chance it is present in a significant proportion of the United Kingdom's small businesses.
The question that small businesses need to address is whether to bring Skype into the fold and condone its use or continue to turn a blind eye.
With so many business users, it's hardly surprising the VoIP software company is turning to the establishment for its future prosperity. It has been developing a number of business features and a security policy it believes will appease enterprise concerns.