Thought leader and noted UC analyst Blair Pleasant is skeptical that 70% of the Fortune 500 are implementing and using Lync. But Steve Ballmer tells us that 70% are on Lync. As we all know, there is a difference between using something and really USING it. Especially when you consider how many workers a typical Fortune-class company has – does a few people per 100,000 constitute real use? We need more accurate usage numbers to back up his claim.
The interesting thing is you can likely argue that almost all companions use Skype in some capacity – and as it merges with Lync – you could say virtually all companies of any size use Lync. I wonder what Blair will have to say about that.