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Polycom Solutions for IT

Overview

Most enterprises are only realizing 43% of technology's business potential according to a Gartner CIO Agenda Report. IT needs to evolve toward being a growth engine to remain relevant in an increasingly digital information-driven world.

Leveraging on Polycom voice and collaboration solutions, CIOs are empowered and driving innovation across the enterprise; improving the efficiency, accuracy and cost effectiveness of core business activities.

Learn how Polycom voice and video collaboration solutions can support the CIO mandate.

Polycom Solutions for IT

Polycom’s Unified Communication and Collaboration environment was chosen by Goodman Group Belgium to implement and support the “New Way of Working” concept: flexibility, transparency, collaboration and efficiency.

Peter Van Cauwenbergh, IT Director explained “We decided to deliver a concept where employees can choose their personal way of working. Choose where and how. We liberated them from the traditional ownership of workstations.” The implementation was so successful it’s being adopted by additional locations of their global business.

Drive Innovation

The business technology team possesses tremendous insight into a company’s operations and can transform systems of records to become systems of engagement, thus doing away with internally constructed silos between back office and front office.

CJ Group, a Korean conglomerate, has over 400 Polycom units spread over 100 offices locally and abroad, used Polycom to increase business agility. Their regular research and production meetings abroad use Polycom technologies to create a flexible and efficient workforce. "CJ Group employees feel at ease using Polycom video collaboration solutions, whether at their desks, in a meeting room, or on the go on their mobile devices. This not only improves work efficiency and reduces costs; it also leads to the creation of a smart and flexible corporate culture" said Sang-cheon Ryu, Department Head, CJ Systems.

The flexible environments and ease of use Polycom provides help reduce IT costs for setup, maintenance and conferencing system training.

Increase Business Potential

Polycom’s cloud, browser-based video conferencing improves overall business agility and employee communication by reducing misunderstandings and creating more productive meetings. Employees enjoy the freedom and flexibility to connect anywhere through a web-based solution that lets capabilities and content move with them.

By adopting a cloud based communications platform that integrated audio and video with multiparty bridging solutions, mBlox, a global leader in mobile engagement solutions, achieved an immersive 24/7 collaborative meeting environment for 800 mobile operators in over 180 countries. They improved employee integration, productivity and time to market generating an annual cost savings of more than £100,000 soon after deployment.

Optimize IT Budgets

Polycom delivers broad multi-vendor integration, reducing the cost of ownership for video collaboration infrastructure so CIOs can focus on driving innovation beyond day-to-day IT operations.

Polycom cost-saving differences:

  • HD video and audio quality
  • Uses up to 50% less network bandwidth
  • Self-provisioning video collaboration software doesn’t require technical assistance
  • Improves IT performance metrics by reducing provisioning times
  • Open standards-based interoperability
  • Multi-vendor integration

“At Vaillant Group, we believe it is important to work with ‘best in class’ solutions and suppliers. We opted to work with Polycom for several reasons. The relationship with HP and Microsoft was important to us and influential. The quality of Polycom’s video solutions and their ease of use were equally important. The Polycom RealPresence platform is flexible to support us as we grow, enabling us to deploy more endpoints, or add on devices like tablets, with relative ease.” He continues to say and we know the solution will be able to integrate with the Microsoft solutions once we are ready to do so.”

Support Growth

IT organizations need to ensure that current IT practices and plans are able to meet future realities and expectations. As business grows there must be IT growth to support and maintain operations.

Polycom’s Unified Communication and Collaboration environment was chosen by Goodman Group Belgium to implement and support the “New Way of Working” concept: flexibility, transparency, collaboration and efficiency. They operated on the premise that no employee owns a specific workstation. Peter Van Cauwenbergh, IT Director explained “We decided to deliver a concept where employees can choose their personal way of working. Choose where and how. We liberated them from the traditional ownership of workstations.” The implementation was so successful it’s being adopted by additional locations of their global business.

IT can support and scale business growth while reducing IT budgets by considering how to facilitate cutting edge collaboration with Polycom.

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Polycom voice, video and content-sharing solutions bring enterprise-grade video collaboration that enables you to establish secure, high-quality, face-to-face interactions with employees, suppliers and consultants across any geography. And on any device.
IT SAVES THE DAY. AGAIN.

IT as the hero. It's what happens when farsighted IT pros introduce the kind of tools that bring collaboration and innovation to their teams in the field—tools that increase customer face-to-face interaction while reducing travel time and costs.

of companies are already extending video conferencing to tablets.

plan to follow suit soon.2

Enhance employee training via remote experts (both internal and external) that can be instantly looped into sessions. Geography is no longer a problem since employees can be based anywhere on the globe and still receive personal instruction.
CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY THAT'S EASY TO LAUNCH AND USE.
Polycom solutions are easy to deploy, manage and upgrade, making life a lot easier for overworked IT departments. That's good news in the face of growing IT demands—and shrinking IT budgets.

SOURCES 1 2013. "End-User Survey: The 'Real' Benefits of Video." Wainhouse Report. 2 2013. "Pervasive Video Collaboration." Nemertes Research.

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