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lesgeaux
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Member since Jul 2008
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Instant Messaging for the office
Does anyone know of a program or widget or something other than gchat or AIM (showing my ignorance here ) that can run on some older PCs for communication in a small office? Need something to discuss accounts privately because my office is too small to get privacy from the customers. TIA


Bob Sacamano
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re: Instant Messaging for the office
my company uses skype for business.


AnonymousTiger
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Franklin, TN
Member since Jan 2012
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re: Instant Messaging for the office
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my company uses skype for business


Same here


LSUtigerME
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Walker, LA
Member since Oct 2012
2805 posts

re: Instant Messaging for the office
We also use Skype.

GroupMe is another option if you want a free web based and mobile format.


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BoogaBear
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Splackavellie
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Bayou
Member since Oct 2017
5547 posts

re: Instant Messaging for the office
Skype buisness here as well. Firm is approx 300 people in 4 states and 6 office locations.



TU Rob
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Birmingham
Member since Nov 2008
11468 posts

re: Instant Messaging for the office
We use Skype as well. The laptops with webcams allow video conferencing. You can also share your screen with others. Helpful if you’re giving a presentation in a meeting where people in other offices or locations are calling in.


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lsutiger2010
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my company uses skype for business.


this

also Microsoft Teams


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lesgeaux
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2008
2448 posts

re: Instant Messaging for the office
I'm moreso talking about being able to communicate with a "texting" or typing format... I am a dentist with a small office and occasionally need to discretely discuss fees, discounts, etc with my receptionist as a patient is checking out. So I'm looking for something where a little message alert will pop up on her computer screen at the front desk and I can tell her codes, charges, adjustments, etc without the patient listening in or seeing us chatting behind a wall about it.

Sounds weird I know, but dentistry can have a lot of ambiguous situations and trying to factor in insurance benefits, write-offs and charge appropriately can often require spur of the moment discussion.


Box Geauxrilla
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Member since Jun 2013
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re: Instant Messaging for the office
Google Hangouts


bayou choupique
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re: Instant Messaging for the office
another skype for business here


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Doldil
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Member since Jan 2010
6077 posts

re: Instant Messaging for the office
We use skype for business at work (it's not just a video conferencing software) I think we're about to start a push away from Skype for Business to Zoom for all our instant messaging and video conferencing needs though.


DukeSilver
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re: Instant Messaging for the office
Trillian sounds like it would be an option.


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RocketTiger
Member since Mar 2014
680 posts

re: Instant Messaging for the office
Slack


RebelWithACause
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Jackson
Member since Nov 2010
975 posts

re: Instant Messaging for the office
Skype for business here.


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Civildawg
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Member since May 2012
5186 posts

re: Instant Messaging for the office
Has Skype added the screenshot feature yet? If not, I like webex better because of being able to screenshot stuff. If that doesn’t bother you then Skype is better


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RTRinTampa
Alabama Fan
Central FL
Member since Jan 2013
2403 posts

re: Instant Messaging for the office
CISCO Jabber is good and can be used for 1 to 1 privacy or group chats.


Canadiantiger89
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Member since Jan 2017
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re: Instant Messaging for the office
Pidgin


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RollDatRoll
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Instant Messaging for the office
We use Cisco Jabber as well. It’s nice because it connects phone, messaging, and email together. Im a fan.


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Hulkklogan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Oct 2010
40900 posts

re: Instant Messaging for the office
We're have an old Jabber server that mostly only the optional and engineering tech nerds use, but we also use Skype for Business company wide. I prefer Skype, honestly.


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