Menu
Menu
Skype(Strategic 100 2010)

Skype(Strategic 100 2010)

The recently launched Skype Connect 1.0 joins Skype to IP-enabled PBX or unified communications systems, enabling businesses to use the service without having to install a Skype client on every desktop.

Global HQ: Luxembourg Website: www.skype.com

Global leader: Josh Silverman, CEO

Local leader: Dan Neary, vice-president and GM, Asia-Pacific region

Core activity: Internet telephony

Revenue: US$406.2 million (2010, first half)

Key customers: Rip Curl, Australian Sailing team, ACE (Australian Communication Exchange)

Employees: 788

The recently launched Skype Connect 1.0 joins Skype to IP-enabled PBX or unified communications systems, enabling businesses to use the service without having to install a Skype client on every desktop. Businesses can centrally manage and control Skype usage via the web-based Skype Manager tool. The latest beta release of Skype offers group video calls with up to 10 people, and the new Skype Channel Partner Program aims to establish a network of US channel partners to assist companies interested in using internet telephony. However, it faces new competition from Google, which has added a feature to its Gmail that allows users to make calls to phones. There’s also talk that Cisco may make a bid to buy the company.

Skype, however, is preparing for a public listing in what could be the largest IPO in the tech sector since Google in 2004. Ulrika Hedquist

Join the CIO New Zealand group on LinkedIn. The group is open to CIOs, IT Directors, COOs, CTOs and senior IT managers.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags strategic 100 2010

Show Comments

Market Place