Using Skype on church PCs

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simonawright
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Using Skype on church PCs

Postby simonawright » Tue May 07, 2013 8:57 am

Is it Ok to run Skype on the church MLS computers?

Does Skype come under the heading of software not provided by the church?

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Re: Using Skype on church PCs

Postby aebrown » Tue May 07, 2013 9:54 am

I'll answer your questions in reverse order.
simonawright wrote:Does Skype come under the heading of software not provided by the church?

Clearly it does.
simonawright wrote:Is it Ok to run Skype on the church MLS computers?

Since it is software not provided by the Church, installing it requires approval of the stake president and the stake technology specialist. As always, care should be exercised in any screen sharing or file transferring. But with proper approval and security measures, I don't see any reason Skype could not be used.

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Re: Using Skype on church PCs

Postby harddrive » Tue May 07, 2013 11:00 am

I agree with the aebrown, but the question becomes what are you planning to use SKYPE for?

PVC will allow the bishop or executive secretary to have a meeting with a member, or they can talk to the stake presidency or high councilman.

If it for personal calls, then Skype is the way to go, otherwise, I think PVC should be used for Church business.

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Re: Using Skype on church PCs

Postby jdlessley » Tue May 07, 2013 12:01 pm

harddrive wrote:If it for personal calls, then Skype is the way to go...

Ward and stake computers are not for personal use, except to use family history programs. See Handbook 2, 21.1.11. That would make the installation of Skype for personal calls inappropriate.
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