Jabber and Skype for Business Comparison Workshop

4 hours
Among the fastest ways businesses can speed processes, reduce costs and increase productivity is to provide workers with a simplified collaboration client that connects employees anywhere, anytime and on any device. A simplified client can foster a new level of enterprise adoption of established technologies.

Both Cisco and Microsoft have become leaders in the collaborative space with Jabber and Skype for Business. Many organizations have seen one if not both of these tools, but it’s not always clear what’s needed for a successful deployment. WWT’s Jabber and Skype for Business Comparison Workshop takes a closer look at these technologies, so you can accurately understand the true differences between the solutions.

What to Expect

Work directly with WWT experts to understand how to speed processes, reduce costs and increase productivity
  • Explore architectures needed to support a Cisco Jabber or Microsoft Skype for Business deployment
  • Learn what is needed to successfully scale each client
  • Compare full feature sets side-by-side with hands-on demonstrations
  • Learn overall benefits and limitations of Cisco Jabber and Microsoft Skype for Business

Goals & Objectives

The WWT Jabber and Skype for Business Comparison Workshop is a 2-4 hour technical and strategic whiteboard session designed to increase your understanding of the differences between each client and what is needed for successful full-scale deployments. The workshop takes a deep dive into the architectures needed to build out Jabber and Skype for Business to capacity and successfully scale each client. From an architectural perspective, the workshop will examine the number of servers needed, geo-redundancy, network complexity, E911, federation and financial impact.

What is a Workshop? 
A working session in which your technology decision makers, Architects, Engineers, and Line of Business representation meet with WWT Subject Matter Expert, Engineers, and program/process management to evaluate or compare how specific strategies and technologies could be deployed in your organization.  These are paid engagements with a defined outcome and deliverable, e.g. Action Plan, High-level Architectural Design, Proposal or Quote for Project Implementation.  Takes place in person or via video conferences that last from 4 hours to 5 days.​ 
Who Should Attend?
Architects, engineers, IT directors, CIOs​, Line of Business representation. Anyone with a material interest and responsibility for delivering, consuming, and supporting the solution. 


Workshop participants will walk away with a clear understanding what it takes to fully deploy Jabber and Skype for Business, the benefits and limitations of each client, and how each client will function day to day. Participants also will understand how each client functions on a range of devices and gain a better understanding of the vendor landscape needed to support Cisco Jabber or Microsoft Skype for Business.