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Polycom: Polycom, Inc. is a global leader in unified communications (UC) solutions with industry-leading telepresence, video, voice and Polycom UC Intelligent Core™ infrastructure solutions - all built on open standards. Polycom's vision and strategy is to enable UC Everywhere - allowing people to communicate and collaborate anywhere on multiple devices. (Source: www.polycom.com)

The Great Video Conferencing Debate: Cost Vs Quality


Section: Research
Free and low cost video conferencing services have widely been adopted by businesses, but there are limitations to the quality and reliability of these ‘consumer’ grade services. Until recently, ‘business grade’ video conferencing was widely considered cost prohibitive.   Recently with new solutions coming onto the market, it is possible for SMBs to experience a higher standard of video conferencing without the quality ...   read more

Compare Video Conferencing Vendors


Section: Research
This research will save you time as it compares nine different Video Conferencing solutions from four Video Conferencing vendors side-by-side, these include Cisco, Logitech, Polycom and Tandberg.   The following areas are covered: -  Service / product Name -  Solution Types for Target Markets -  Pricing -  Product Features -  Technical Details and Requirement ...   read more

Extending secure, high-performance video collaboration to any user, anywhere


Section: Research
Successful organisations depend on enterprise-wide video communications to empower virtual teams. The challenge until now has been how to extend secure, high-quality facilities to vital participants outside the company firewall, including mobile users, business partners and customers. This white paper highlights a transformative new approach to ubiquitous, enterprise-calibre video collaboration beyond the firewall, as embodied by Polycom's CloudAXIS. Crucially, ...   read more

Extending the Business Value of Videoconferencing with Microsoft Lync 2013


Section: Research
Barriers to large-scale adoption of videoconferencing in the enterprise have included complexity, poor workflow integration and lack of flexibility. Solutions must be easy to use and accommodate how and where users work to yield business benefits. This white paper explores the potential impact of Microsoft Lync 2013 as organisations strive to make video communications and collaboration a more pervasive and instinctive part of everyday business.   read more

The Increasing Benefits of Video Collaboration to the Enterprise


Section: Articles
Video collboration is by no means a new concept, but it’s one that’s becoming increasingly relevant to modern enterprises in a competitive marketplace. This is not only because faster internet speeds and the advent of the cloud has increased the necessity and ease of collaborative working practice, but it is also being driven by strong mobile and tablet growth. A study carried out earlier in the year by Wainhouse,   read more

5 Steps to Ensure Maximum ROI on Your Video Conferencing Investment


Section: Research
Now that you’ve decided to make the investment, like many SMBs, you may find the decision to add video conferencing capabilities much easier than figuring out how to deploy it. The technical terminology, implementation requirements, planning – it can all be overwhelming and confusing. This paper presents a series of steps that makes the process simpler, even if you don’t have a large IT department to assist in getting the technology operational. The five steps are:  read more

Bell Labs working on video conferencing robots


Section: News
Tech-research expert Bell Labs is working on a new video conferencing robot that could add physical presence to boardroom meetings using a screen and webcam attached to a set of robotic shoulders. The new technology uses low-cost components so that it can be adopted by enterprises in various sectors. Placeholder0The Netheads, as they are known, are remotely controlled by the user, who is displayed on the robot's face - a moveable flatscreen. The technology allows the read more

Businesses 'want video conferencing to go mobile'


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Businesses want to extend their unified communications solutions - including video conferencing technologies - to the mobile workforce. According to Andreas Weinhold, vice president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa at LifeSize, the liberation of video conferencing from it ...   read more

Cisco see Drop in Videoconferencing Revenue


Section: News
Whilst videoconferencing is set to be the next big thing as faster connections and more collaboration takes place, market leaders Cisco, who in Q2 last year held a 49.3% market share, have reported a loss in revenue, despite increasing interest from enterprises. This is due, it has been reported, to the "uncertain global economy and ...   read more

Cloud Services and BYOD are transforming Videoconferencing


Section: News
New technologies announced by Polycom and Cisco could push the videoconferencing market out of its current stagnation, reports suggest. The former made an announcement in October which Polycom’s CEO Andy Miller called the "most important day in Polycom history". Cisco also announced improvements to its collaboration suite ...   read more

Microsoft Lync High Priority in 2013, says Ovum


Section: News
Microsoft Lync is a high priority target requirement for CIOs this year, according to David Maloney of Ovum research. According to the Ovum report , 45% of enterprises say that they are planning to extend deployment of Lync services in 2013. Whilst results are said to have been mixed so fa ...   read more

Polycom adds whiteboard technology to video conferencing solution


Section: News
Video conferencing has begun encompassing everything you would expect from a standard, face-to-face board room meeting and Polycom has even managed to integrate digital whiteboards in to its offering. The firm hopes that this final addition will make its read more

Polycom and Microsoft extend partnership


Section: News
Video conferencing specialist Polycom has extended its partnership with software giant Microsoft in a deal that will see the latter's Lync software integrated into Polycom VoIP phones. The move is part of the pair's desire to boost video conferencing outside the boardroom.The focus wi ...   read more

Polycom brings video conferencing to tablets


Section: News
Video conferencing expert Polycom has dipped its toe into the tablet marketplace as business communications solutions go increasingly mobile. The move comes as analysts predict huge growth in the unified communications marketplace. Placeholder0Speaking to Information Week, Polycom's vice president of mobility and business development Surendra Arora said video conferencing was rapidly being integrated into a wider unified communications framework that covered everything from ...   read more

Polycom Unveils New RealPresence Platform


Section: News
Leading video collaboration solutions provider Polycom has announced a new RealPresence platform, RealPresence® Video DualManager™. The company also announced that it has updated its RealPresence® Resource Manager software to version 8.0. The latter is intended to allow large enterprises and service providers to support up to 50,000 video users to join from a variety of devices and group video systems. The updated platform is ideal for enterprises participating in BYOD s ...   read more

Scalable video conferencing architecture key for Polycom


Section: News
Polycom has acquired video collaboration specialist ViVu as it attempts to improve video conferencing deployment by boosting scalability. The firms will work together on embedding key applications into Polycom's unified communications offering - boosting its service adaptability. Placeholder0Central to the new partnership will be the embedding of web-based, high-definition video in social and enterprise suites - a process that Polycom hopes will be much easier thanks to ViV ...   read more

Teachers 'want video conferencing solutions', says Polycom


Section: News
More than three-quarters of British teachers would like access to video conferencing technology so they can have digital meetings with pupils, their parents and colleagues when face-to-face meetings are not possible. According to video conferencing specialist Polycom, the ...   read more

The hidden costs of ‘low cost’ video conferencing solutions


Section: Articles
Online video conferencing solutions like Skype, Oovoo, Google Talk and Yahoo! Messenger rose to prominence because they were mostly free (often with some minor fees for added features or certain international calls) and easy to use (often via proprietary downloadable software). These low cost services have been popular with the consumer market, and are widely used by start-ups and SMBs – Skype has over 663 million registered users, with approximately 37% of these estimated to be small b ...   read more

The Video Conferencing Boom - Top Trends to Watch


Section: Articles
Businesses around the globe will spend £2.3 billion on live video conferencing by 2016, according to the analyst firm Ovum . This represents a compound annual growth rate of 5.79 per cent in revenues from 2011 to 2016. With a greater emphasis on cost-cutting measures and productivity, organisations are seizing upon video confer ...   read more

Video Collaboration & Robots: the next big thing?


Section: News
The introduction of the iRobot Ava 500 in June has sparked a lot of discussion on if video conferencing robots will be the next big technology trend. This is perhaps true of large organisations, but the price-entry for robots will make it untenable for the SME. According to TechFlash read more

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