Monday, June 27, 2011

Polycom and Microsoft Unified Communications

It is hardly surprising that Polycom Inc. is a unified communications market leader considering that the company picks up awards left, right and centre.

The latest honour bestowed on Polycom is the 2011 Microsoft Unified Communications Innovation Partner of the Year Award. The award will be handed out at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in July.

The award is recognizing Polycom’s powerful UC solutions, particularly in fields such as videoconferencing.

The Polycom CEO Andrew Miller “We are honoured to receive this award as it demonstrates our strong relationship with Microsoft. Together we are collaborating to deliver comprehensive and innovative UC solutions which are valuable to customers.”

Mr Miller went on to add that both Polycom and Microsoft unified communications are focused on being easy-to-use with a view to amplifying business efficiency and productivity.

Together their main target is Communications within Business Aspects and Processes (CEPB). The main tool for delivering this on Polycom’s part is their new UC Everywhere product. Meanwhile Microsoft has the market leading Microsoft Lync which is an all-round complete UC solution that offers enterprise voice, instant messaging and more.

Polycom and Microsoft have had a long strategic relationship but they took it to the next level in 2010 to capitalize on the booming Unified Communications market. Since they then have helped employees of various businesses and various sizes to collaborate quickly and effectively, whether they are in the office or working remotely. What is really attractive about their combined unified communications solutions is that there is a low Total Cost of Ownership.

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