Posts tagged Polycom

Poly’s “Power of Many” Message for Businesses

Poly made noise in the AV and workplace collaboration industry this week as it became the new face of the combination of Plantronics and Polycom.

The company is supporting its first marketing campaign, “The Power of Many,” with some high-profile announcements that focus on product integration with technology from Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. Poly made these announcements while at Enterprise Connect in Orlando.

In the days that followed the rebranding as Poly, the company announced:

The Power of Many

Common to these products is their emphasis on bringing people together, which is the message of Poly’s “Power of Many” campaign. The “power of many” also describes the functions that are brought together in a solution. Systems that combine useful functions are what you might envision when you hear the term “unified communications” — the ability to review one’s calendar, join a meeting, and make video calls from one device.

Along with this versatility, the goal is simplicity, which is key to the user experience of solutions that combine multiple functions. You could say that’s the main appeal of a solution that includes Alexa, making it possible to manage meetings and room devices through voice.

Poly’s solution announcements this week indicate their focus on a positive user experience. Common to each of them:  These solutions integrate with systems that people are comfortable with and want to keep using in a way that isn’t needlessly complex. One phrase on the Poly website touts the ability to “concentrate on ideas in the air, not devices in the room.” When people use workplace collaboration solutions, they shouldn’t notice the technology to an extent that is disruptive. Rather, they should be able to give their attention to the collaboration that the technology is making possible.

As new solutions enable us to do more from more places, companies are wise to incorporate those solutions in the workplace to attract talented people who want to be able to collaborate in a variety of ways and do it on demand.

The solutions that are easiest to use will be the most attractive, as long as they have the capabilities that people expect. Those capabilities are with us in a variety of solution packages. The power of Poly’s message is in its focus on how its solutions make it easier for people to produce the products, ideas, services and innovations that keeps their businesses growing.

Webinar Recording: How to Bring UC Services Into One Solution

During this webinar, which is part of the Commercial IntegratorTech Decisions webcast series, experts from Polycom and AVI-SPL offer their insights into unified communications and the solutions and services that are providing a better user experience. Dustin Hannifin, Microsoft Solutions Architect for Polycom; Jennifer Hicks, Polycom Channel Manager, AVI-SPL; and Tom Nyhus, Director of Partner Alliances, AVI-SPL, address:

  • UC in 2018 and how it’s evolved in the past 10 years
  • UC business drivers
  • Meeting challenges for users and administrators
  • How organizations can integrate UC services into one solution
  • Polycom’s portfolio of solutions for the UC space and its approach to the user experience
  • AVI-SPL’s Symphony management platform

They also answer attendee questions on topics like as-a-service offerings, and how Polycom and AVI-SPL are improving the UC experience for their end users.

Get the recording for “How to Bring Multiple UC Services Into One Solution” >

Does Your Agency Telework?

In its look back at this year’s Telework Week, Polycom notes some encouraging numbers: 94 percent of the 163,000 pledges to telework were from the government. Those who pledged worked two days a week from home and saved 4.5 hours and $90 a week.

If federal employees worked remotely an average of two days a week, the federal government would save $8.7B per year.

The post also addresses concerns about productivity from those who telecommute:

Today’s virtual desktop and cloud storage solutions enable federal employees to access their desktops, applications and important files from anywhere with an Internet connection. And today’s video teleconferencing (VTC) solutions eliminate concerns about collaboration and communication by enabling employees to have face-to-face conversations regardless of their physical location.

Contact AVI-SPL (or call 1-866-559-8197) to implement the video collaboration solutions that improve employee satisfaction and productivity.

Learn About Technology for Patient-Centered Care

Tomorrow, April 9 at 1 p.m. EST, join us for a webinar that looks at the technology that is transforming healthcare delivery. Dr. Deborah Jeffries, Polycom’s director of healthcare, will address:

  • Healthcare Trends and Challenges
  • Strategic Objectives
  • ACOs
  • Reducing Re-Admits
  • Collaborative video solutions

Dr. Jeffries will explain how collaborative technology supports innovations and goals in healthcare. Polycom’s collaborative video and voice solutions enable healthcare organizations to deliver:

  • Patient-centered care
  • Urgent/Specialty care (tele-stroke, tele-mental health, tele-dermatology)
  • Home health
  • Medical education

Register for “Collaboration Solutions for Patient-Centered Care.”

About the Presenter 

Dr. Deborah A. Jeffries is the director of healthcare for Polycom, a leader in collaborative technology solutions. Jeffries has 25 years in telemedicine, information systems, medicine, education and physics. She has taught pathophysiology and hematology at Merrimack College, and enjoyed her time as a teaching assistant at U.C.L.A. and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she was a T.A. for X-ray, physiology, and pathology. Jeffries holds a degree in naturopathic medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine, a bachelor’s degree in physics from U.C.L.A. and completed the course work for a master’s degree in physics from U.C.L.A. While at U.C.L.A. she also received her teaching credential for K-12.